2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Royce Hall Auditorium


Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at Royce Hall composite image of graduates, faculty and guests and the auditorium

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

Jack Caraves
Silvia Patricia Rodriguez Vega
Omar Gonzales

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!


View the 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Webcast

Photo Gallery

View the 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Photo Gallery

Printed Program

View the 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Printed Program

Keynote Speech

Read Vice Provost/Dean Robin Garrell’s 2019 Keynote Speech

The 2019 Graduating Class

View stats about the 2019 graduating class

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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