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Join us on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5 pm PDT by clicking on the video below. Celebrate the achievements of doctoral graduates in a communal way, with mentors, peers, family and friends. Note that the virtual celebration is a prerecorded video and not a live-streamed event. The video will remain accessible online for an extended period of time. We encourage you to post your celebration photos on social media by using the hashtags: #UCLADoctoralClass2020 #UCLA2020 #BruinProud.
Click the button below to see the list of 2020 doctoral graduates listed by major. Each graduate’s name with a graduate celebration page will include the degree being awarded, their department or program, dissertation title, and dissertation chair(s). Send them a congratulatory message on social media with: #UCLADoctoralClass2020
To help you celebrate, we’ve prepared some posters, gifs, frames, photos, and more!
Graduates Families, friends, and allies
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Data is valid as of 6/8/2020
To ensure the safety of our community, the UCLA Graduate Division will not be holding the traditional in-person Doctoral Hooding Ceremony as previously scheduled on June 11, 2020. Unfortunately, we will have to delay this year’s event until it is safe to hold large gatherings on campus. More information regarding an in-person ceremony will be shared as it becomes available.
In the interim, to celebrate this milestone, a Virtual Celebration for the Doctoral Class of 2020 will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5 pm PDT. This will provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of doctoral graduates in a communal way, with mentors, peers, family and friends.
The 20-minute virtual celebration will start with brief congratulatory remarks from UCLA leaders and school/division deans. We are also honored to have actor, writer, neuroscientist, and distinguished UCLA alumna, Mayim Bialik, offer a brief congratulatory message. Department chairs will then give a virtual toast to our doctoral class of 2020. Lastly, instructions will be provided on how to access the list of doctoral graduates and the graduate celebration pages that recognize each graduate who responded to our invitation to participate. The graduate celebration pages highlight their name, the degree being awarded, their major, dissertation title, dissertation committee chair(s), and their photo.
Eligibility and Participation
Visit the UCLA Commencement site to view the schedule of all UCLA commencement ceremonies.