Commencement, 2018

The Department of Economics Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. in Pauley Pavilion.  Pauley Pavilion will open to guests at 4:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Mr. Ron Havner.  Mr. Havner received his B.A. in Economics from UCLA in 1979.  He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Public Storage Inc.

Students need to complete the First Destination Survey to pick up a name card.  This is required for your name to be called at the Ceremony.

Please visit the link below to complete the survey:

After completing the survey, students can pick up a name card through June 14 in 2263 Bunche.

For more information about the survey and the name cards,  please click here:  Commencement-5-31-18.

If you did NOT complete the Survey and pick up your name card from our office by June 14, please plan to arrive at the UCLA Tennis Center on June 16 by 4:30 p.m.

For the day of the ceremony, 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.

You will then cross the stage to be congratulated by another faculty member before exiting the stage via the steps on the front of the stage.

Professional photographers 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 available electronically and you can then order the photos that you like.

Once tickets have been 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:

Additional instructions about the Economics Commencement Ceremony were forwarded to students via the Undergraduate Economics SSC CCLE website.  Please make sure that you have added yourself to this website in order to receive all Commencement Emails.

If you have any questions about the Economics Commencement Ceremony, please contact us via the MyUCLA Message Center, which can be found at

You may also visit us in 2263 Bunche Hall or call us at 310-825-5118.

For a degree and graduation checklist – please review the Guide to Graduation 2018

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


Mr. Ron Havner – Keynote Speaker

Ron Havner is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Public Storage. Mr. Havner joined Public Storage in 1986 and has held a variety of senior management positions until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2002. Public Storage is the largest self-storage company in the world with 2,600 facilities in 38 states and seven Western European nations, over 6,000 employees and over one million customers. Public Storage is a member of the S&P 500 and FT Global 500. Mr. Havner is the former Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and currently serves as a director of the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. Ron received his B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from UCLA. He and his wife LeeAnn were married in 1978 and have three children.