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The 2019 Centennial Doctoral Hooding Ceremony was held in Royce Hall on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m where more than 300 of 729 graduates were hooded.
This was a milestone year for a number of reasons.
The Chicana & Chicano Studies program and University of California – Historically Black Colleges & Universities (UC-HBCU) Initiative both graduated their first PhD cohorts.
Chicana & Chicano Studies
Silvia Patricia Rodriguez Vega
UC-HBCU Initiative Fellows
Camille Gaynus (Biology)
Tiara Moore (Biology)
In commemoration of UCLA’s 100th birthday, the Mariachi de Uclatlán kicked off the event with a festive musical performance preceding the traditional pomp and circumstance processionals of the academic leadership, faculty and graduates.
Degree candidate processional marshals Raja Gopal Bhattar (Education & Information Studies) and Angela Lynn Robinson (Gender Studies), both pictured above, opened the ceremony and each delivered inspirational remarks about their graduate school journey.
An additional noteworthy first was that sitting Student Regent Devon Graves, also pictured above, graduated with a degree in Higher Education and Organizational Change.
Congratulations to all our doctoral degree recipients and members of UCLA’s centennial graduating class!
The 2019 Graduating Class
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.