Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Information for Guests


Getting Here

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

Public Transportation Options


Auditorium Seating

Saving seats 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 into UCLA.



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 $12 (The rate for guests parking with a disabled parking placard is $5).

Parking Structure 2 & 4 are the designated lots for graduates and guests attending the ceremony (space permitting). UCLA Parking Services attendants will staff both lots. There will be limited availability at Parking Structure 5 for disabled parking.

UCLA Parking Information



UCLA Weather


Flower Sales

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