Doctoral Hooding Ceremony - Commencement Overview 2013
The 2013 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony will be held in Royce Hall on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm. This year we are especially pleased to be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the conferral of doctoral degrees at UCLA.
Graduates are welcome and encouraged to attend both this ceremony and the one conducted by their department or school. Please note however, that this is the one official ceremony for the award of the doctoral degree.
Visit the UCLA Commencement site to view the schedule of ceremonies, maps, hotel and restaurant guide.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: 405 DELAYS EXPECTED – Please plan for extra time to travel to campus.
Event staff will be on-site and available to provide information and assistance on the day of the ceremony.
1:30 p.m. Graduates/faculty reception & robing on the West Terrace of Royce Hall.
A light snack and beverages will be served. Due to space limitations, family members and friends may not accompany the graduates to the reception and robing area in the West Lobby.
2:00 p.m. Doors open in the auditorium for guest seating.
2:40 p.m. Processional line-up begins. The official party will lead followed by the
faculty and graduate processionals.
3:00 p.m. Hooding ceremony begins. The anticipated duration is 2 hours.
5:00 p.m. Post-ceremony reception outside in the Quad.
View the 2012 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony Booklet. (PDF-619KB).
Number of graduates who filed dissertations in 2012: 726
Number of graduates who participated in the 2012 ceremony: 316
Number of faculty who participated in the 2012 ceremony: 130
If you have a disability and will need special assistance to participate in or attend the ceremony, please visit the UCLA Commencement – Disability Access website.
There will be an interpreter for the hearing-impaired at the hooding ceremony.