2019 Commencement Information Forthcoming

We are excited to celebrate the incredible achievements of the graduating students at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s 2018 Commencement ceremony.
The Commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, June 15 in North Dickson Court (outside).
The ceremony will begin promptly at 4pm.
Students & Faculty should arrive by 3pm.
All Guests must be seated by 3:45pm.
No tickets required.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at 5:30pm in South Dickson Court (outside).
For the campus map, please click here.

To help you prepare for such a momentous occasion, please see below for some important information.

Cap and Gown
You may now order your cap and gown and other important academic regalia from the UCLA Store. Order distribution begins in May 29, 2018 on A-level Ackerman Union. For more information about regalia type, pricing, purchasing, and rentals, please visit this page.

Graduate Portraits
Commemorate your personal milestone with a formal graduation portrait upon which you and your family can always look back. For more information about booking an appointment, pricing, and ordering, please visit this page.

UCLA and the surrounding area get quite congested with traffic during Commencement Weekend. Please help your friends and family plan accordingly. Visit this page to get more information about getting here via car and public transportation.

The closest parking structures to Schoenberg Hall are Lots 2 and 3; please see a campus map for more details. We advise that you make parking arrangements for your guests prior to the ceremony.

Parking permits may be purchased:

  • Parking permits may be
    • beginning Monday, April 30, 2018, purchased at Parking Services in the Strathmore Building;
    • beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018, purchased at the Central Ticket Office (CTO); or
    • on the day of the ceremony, purchased at a Parking and Information Booth, or from a parking attendant at any parking structure.

Parking permit types: 

  • $12 per vehicle – a (standard) Commencement parking permit; and
  • $6 per vehicle – a DP (disabled placard) Commencement parking permit for vehicles displaying a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)-issued disabled person placard or plate. Both the DP parking permit and DMV-issued DP placard MUST be displayed.

Disability Access 
If you would like to inquire about the services available to you for Commencement, please contact the Center for Accessible Education to discuss your needs and make your request. Accessible parking is also available for disabled and elderly persons near most venues in many parking structures and lots. All vehicles must have a UCLA parking permit and, if parking in areas reserved for disabled or elderly persons either a DMV handicapped plate or placard or a UCLA Center for Accessible Education-issued identification card.

Drop-off spots may be much closer to many of the venues. Please see this page for a chart of drop-off spots and more information about disability access during Commencement Weekend.

If you have any questions regarding commencement activities, please contact your advisor in the Office of Student Services and Enrollment Management.

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