Below are the Commencement FAQs for June of 2019. 

When and where is the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

The ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in Pauley Pavilion.

What time should I arrive for the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

Graduates should arrive at 5:00 P.M.

What time should my guests arrive?

Pauley Pavilion will open to guests with tickets at 5:00 P.M.  Although there is plenty of seating, seat selection is on a first-come, first-served basis.

What should I bring with me to the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

A Name Card, so the faculty member can call my name at the event.

What do I need to do to be able to pick up a Name Card for the Economics Commencement Ceremony before June 15?

You will need to complete the First Destination Survey online online no later than Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00 P.M.

This survey can be accessed at  

Make sure to type in your Student UID number correctly and wait at least one business day to pick up the name card from 2263 Bunche Hall.

When, where, and how can I pick-up my Commencement name card?

You can pick up your Name Card on the next business day after completing the First Destination Survey online.

To pick up your Name Card, please visit 2263 Bunche Hall from Wednesday, May 29, through Wednesday, June 12. Be sure to bring your Bruin Card. Commencement Name Card pick-up hours are between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M, Monday through Friday. Please do not wait until the last minute to pick up your name card and try to arrive to the undergraduate office no later than 3:45 P.M.

Do I need a name card to participate in the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

Yes, the Name Card is what you will hand to the faculty member right before going on stage during the ceremony. This is what will be used to have your name read during the individual recognition portion of the event. Please make sure to clearly indicate the pronunciation of your name on it.

What happens if I picked up a name card but forgot to bring it to the Department of Economics Commencement?

If you have already completed the First Destination Survey and picked up your Name Card by June 12 but forgot to bring it with you to the ceremony, you will need to check-in with your UCLA Bruin Card at the Name Card Table no later than 5:00 P.M.

If I picked up my Name Card by Wednesday, June 12, where do I go when I arrive to the event on June 15?

The line-up for students who already have a Name Card and have filled it out will start at the UCLA Tennis Center’s Gate B (alongside Bruin Walk).

If I have not picked up my Name Card by Wednesday, June 12, where do I go when I arrive to the event on June 15?

If you did not pick up your Name Card by the pre-commencement deadline of June 12, you will need to go to the Name Card table to check in. You must complete the First Destination Survey at on or before Friday, June 14 at 5:00 P.M.

The location of the Name Card table will be right past security inside the Tennis Center.

Why do I need to list my contact information on the back of the Name Card?

There will be a photographer at the event.  You will receive proofs of your photos after June 15.  You are under no obligation to purchase any of the photos taken of you.

Do the graduates need to line up in any particular order?

No. Graduates should line-up in the Tennis Center with whomever they wish to sit next to.

What should I wear to the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

Your cap and gown, of course! A black cap and gown is required to participate in the ceremony. Commencement regalia can be purchased through Graduation Etc. For questions, call (310) 825-2587, or visit the A-Level of Ackerman Union.

How many tickets am I allowed for the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

Students may order up to thirty (30) guest tickets and an additional ten (10) wait-listed tickets. The first four (4) guest tickets are complimentary, however, students must still order these four tickets. Each additional ticket is $12. Each guest must have a ticket in order to enter Pauley Pavilion. Graduating students who are participating in the ceremony do NOT need a ticket as their “ticket” will be a completed Name Card.

Where do I pick up my tickets for the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

Please pick up your tickets at the UCLA Central Ticket Office. The phone number for CTO is (310) 825-2101, and the email address is

Can I get a refund if I ordered too many guest tickets?

Unfortunately, once a ticket request has been processed and billed, no refund will be issued for any ticket. No Exceptions!

I did not order my Economics Commencement tickets during the self-service time period. Is there still time?

Yes, please do the following, on or before Tuesday, June 11, at 5:00 P.M.

Send a message to the Economics Counseling Office via the MyUCLA Message Center.

  1. Indicate the following as the subject: Economics Commencement Tickets 2019
  2. Include the following statement in the body of your request: “I am writing to confirm that I would like a total of xx guest tickets for the Department of Economics Commencement.” Be sure to include the four complimentary tickets in the TOTAL number in your request.
  3. If you are ordering more than four guest tickets, please include the following statement in the body of your request: “I understand that I will charged $12 for each guest ticket beyond the complimentary four.”
  4. Include the following statement in the body of your request: “I understand that once my ticket request is processed and billed, I will not be issued a refund even if the tickets are not used.”
  5. If you have already ordered tickets and you want to order more, please indicate only the number of additional tickets that you are requesting.

A member of the Economics Undergraduate Advising Office will respond to your Message Center Message to process your ticket order within 1-3 business days.

Will I receive my diploma during the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

No. Please visit the Diploma FAQ available at the Registrar’s Office to review information pertaining to obtaining your diploma in person (no fee) or by mail (with fee) approximately seven weeks after the end of your final term. You should notify the Registrar’s Office if there is any change in address after you graduate. You may also change your mailing address directly via MyUCLA. For up-to-date diploma availability information, call the Diploma Hotline at (310) 825-8883.

Will provisions be made for my physical disabilities or those of my guests?

If you have a disability that will limit your mobility inside Pauley Pavilion, contact the Economics Advising Office via the MyUCLA Message Center so we can be prepared for your participation in the ceremony.

If you are inviting a guest who needs special assistance to attend Commencement, please review Disability Access at UCLA.

You may also contact the Center for Accessible Education at A255 Murphy Hall to ask your questions or for further information. Sign language interpreters for students are available upon request with two weeks advance notice.

Where can I get information about parking for the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

In preparation for your arrival on the day of the ceremony, please review the Commencement General Parking Information website.

What can I bring into Pauley Pavilion?

Guests are advised to review UCLA Campus Security and Safety as well as Pauley Pavilion’s Enhanced Security Procedures, including their clear bag policy.

I reviewed this list of FAQs, and have additional questions.  What should I do?

Additional questions about the Economics Commencement Ceremony should be directed to the Economics Undergraduate Counselors in 2263 Bunche Hall. The office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Inquiries can also be submitted to the Counselors via the MyUCLA Message Center, or by calling (310) 825-5118.

What is the best way for students to receive additional information about the Economics Commencement Ceremony?

Additional information about the event will be sent to our students via our Economics Undergraduate Counseling Listserv.  For information about this, please click here.