Certificate Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Day Schedule

Graduation Day

Graduation is your big day, and we want it to be memorable, rewarding, and exciting. After you have followed the steps to get ready, check out some of the guidelines and timetables below. And remember, if you have any questions, you can always contact us. And be sure to check out our handy graduation map!

Graduation Day Schedule - Friday, June 28


  • The Royce Hall Box Office Will Call opens at 3:15pm.


  • Graduates begin arriving and should check-in at Royce Hall – Entrance is near the Will Call window.
  • Graduates gather inside Royce Hall.
  • Guests wait at the Royce/Quad area until Royce Hall doors open at 4pm.
  • Important: Graduates please arrive no later than 4pm.


  • Guests arrive and gather at the Royce/Powell Quad area.
  • Royce Hall doors open.
  • Guests are seated separately from graduates.

4:25 pm

  • Inside Royce Hall: graduates line up by department (Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Sciences, Pathway, etc.).
  • Inside Royce Hall: graduates prepare for procession.

4:30 pm

  • Graduate procession begins. Ceremony commences.

6:30 pm

  • Ceremony ends.
  • Graduates and guests flow into Royce/Powell quad area.
  • Special and surprise appearances.

More Reminders

Please dress business casual. Be sure to have directions to campus parking (REQUEST: Link to Parking & Guest Lodging page). If you have out-of-town guests attending the ceremony, we’ve provided a directory of nearby hotels (REQUEST: Link to Parking & Guest Lodging page) to help you in your planning process.

Ceremony Live Stream

Invite Your Friends to Watch LIVE on YouTube/Facebook/Twitter. The UCLA Extension Certificate Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook. View past ceremonies here.


Royce Hall is equipped with both wheelchair spaces and transfer seats located on select aisles, which have folding armrests to make transfer easier for those with mobility limitations. Please indicate specific seating needs when placing your ticket order, and clarify whether they are for you or for your guest.

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