2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Royce Hall Auditorium


The 2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be held in Royce Hall on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  This is the official ceremony for the award of the doctoral degree.

Graduates are welcome and encouraged to attend both this ceremony and the one conducted by their department or school.

Information for Candidates

Information for Faculty

Information for Guests


Disability Access

If you have a disability and will need special assistance to participate in or attend the ceremony, please visit the UCLA Commencement – Disability Access webpage.


View the Webcast of the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Photo Gallery

View the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Photo Gallery

Printed Program

View the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Printed Program

Keynote Speech

Read Dean Robin Garrell’s 2017 keynote speech

General Information

Visit the UCLA Commencement site to view the schedule of all UCLA commencement ceremonies, maps, hotel and restaurant guide, and services for the elderly and disabled guests.

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