Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Information for Guests


Getting Here

For directions to Royce Hall, please visit the UCLA Campus Map page.

Public Transportation Options


Cueing and Auditorium Seating

Doors will open at 2:00 pm for general admission seating in Royce Hall.  Prior to this Royce Hall staff will instruct guests to form lines outside the building for orchestra and balcony seating.  It it’s a clear sunny day, it will likely be hot.  Please plan to wear sunscreen, a hat and/or bring an umbrella.

Saving seats inside the auditorium is prohibited, so please make sure your entire party has arrived before entering Royce Hall to be seated.  Please allow time to accommodate for heavier traffic leading to the UCLA campus.



Items such as baby strollers, tripods, backpacks, balloons, etc, are not permitted in the auditorium of Royce Hall. They will need to be checked-in by guests/family members before entering the auditorium to be seated. The check-in counter is located on the West side of the main lobby of Royce Hall and opens at 2:00 pm.

Security precautions during commencement ceremonies



Parking permits are $13. The rate for guests parking with a disabled parking placard is $8.

Parking Structure 2 is the designated lot for graduates and guests attending the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (space permitting). Parking attendants will staff the North & West entrances, accepting cash only.  Any guest with a credit card will be re-directed to the Pay Stations.

UCLA Parking Information



UCLA Weather


Flower Sales

Flower sale booths will be set up outside of Royce Hall in the Quad.