Commencement, 2017

The Department of Economics Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. in Pauley Pavilion.

Pauley Pavilion will open to guests at 4:00 p.m.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Ms. Judy Bruner ’80.  Please see her biography below the asterisks.

Please visit MyUCLA to order your tickets for the ceremony between the following dates: April 28, 2017 through May 19, 2017.

Your first four (4) guest tickets are complimentary.  These four tickets need to be ordered.  Additional tickets beyond the four are $12 each. We allow students to order up to thirty (30) guest tickets and waitlist ten (10) additional tickets.

Please note:  Each student participating in the Economics Ceremony does not need to order a ticket for him/herself. 

Once tickets are ordered, students can pick them up at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (at the end of the James West Alumni Center).  The phone number is 310-825-2101.  For a campus map, please visit:

Students will be contacted after Week 9 of the Spring quarter to complete a short, online exit survey.

Click on the link below on or before NOON on June 17 for the exit survey:

After completing the survey, students can pick up a name card.

Instructions regarding the exit survey and name card will be forwarded via the Undergraduate Economics SSC CCLE website.  Please make sure that you have added yourself to this website in order to receive commencement communication.

Instructions for June 17 – the day of the ceremony – are below.  

If you complete the survey and pick up your name card in 2263 Bunche Hall before June 17, please plan to arrive at the UCLA Tennis Center at 4:45 p.m. at Gate B, which is located adjacent to Bruin Walk.

If you did NOT pick up your name card from our office before June 17, please plan to arrive at the UCLA Tennis Center at 4:30 p.m.

When you are asked to line up for the processional into Pauley Pavilion, you should stand with the fellow graduates by whom you want to sit. You will proceed into Pauley Pavilion down the stairs to the court. If you cannot walk down the stairs, please let a house staff member know.

You will retain your name card until you are about to go on stage during the name recognition portion of the ceremony, at which time you will hand it to the faculty member reading names at the lectern on the floor to the side of the stage.

Photographers from Grad Images will be present to take a photo before you go on stage and while you are on stage during the general name recognition portion of the ceremony. Proofs will be sent to you electronically and you can then order the photos that you like.  The phone number for Grad Images is 800-261-2576.

If you have any questions about the Economics Commencement Ceremony, the exit survey, or the name card, please contact us via the MyUCLA Message Center, which can be found at:

For a degree and graduation checklist – review the Guide to Graduation 2017

Information about the Commencement Ceremonies for the College of Letters & Science can be found on the website below:


Judy Bruner ’80

Judy Bruner serves on the board of Applied Materials, Brocade Communications Systems, Rapid7, and Varian Medical Systems, as well as on the board of the Computer History Museum. Her career has been focused in the high technology industry with her most recent operating role being executive vice president of administration and chief financial officer of SanDisk Corporation from 2004 to 2016, when SanDisk was sold to Western Digital.  At SanDisk, a global leader in flash storage solutions, Bruner was responsible for finance, investor relations, information technology, legal and facilities. She previously served on SanDisk’s board for two years.

Prior to joining SanDisk, Bruner was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Palm, Inc., a provider of handheld computing and communications solutions. She was responsible for executing the company’s separation from 3Com Corporation and its IPO in 2000. Bruner previously held senior roles at 3Com and Ridge Computers, and began her career at Hewlett-Packard. She earned a B.A. in Economics from UCLA and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.