Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

2018 Graduation

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:30 am
Charles E. Young Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall

The 2018 Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Graduation Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 16 at 10:30AM in the Charles E. Young Grand Salon Room in Kerckoff Hall. All graduates should check in with Kimberly Perez, no later than 5 minutes before the ceremony begins at 10:30AM sharp. All graduates can choose to sit with their fellow graduating classmates or with their families and friends. This is always a very pleasant and memorable event and a nice way to bring closure to your academic experience at UCLA.

After the ceremony, which lasts about one hour and half, you and your guests are all invited to stay for a reception in the Grand Salon Room where you can: say goodbye to your fellow graduates; introduce your family to your friends and the faculty; and take pictures.

Please note that tickets for this must be ordered through your MyUCLA and picked up at the Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Department Office. Per Commencement rule, the first 4 tickets are free and any ticket after that costs $12.00. No refund is given so make sure you have a proper count. Please go to the UCLA Commencement Help and Contacts site for ALL you need to know about Commencement events and procedures.

If your questions are not addressed below please contact, Kimberly Perez at


Undergraduates Students: please order your tickets through MyUCLA
Graduate Students: Kimberly will be contacting you individually via Email.

The maximum allowed is 4 guest tickets (these tickets are free).
The maximum wait list allowed is 2 guest tickets. These are considered additional tickets and are $12 each. I will notify graduates who have requested additional tickets, starting June 1, 2018.

Location: 7127 Math Sciences Bldg
Dates: TBA

Friday, June 15, 2018, 2:00pm and 7:00PM, in Pauley Pavilion.
If you are attending, please visit their website: for ceremony information and deadlines.

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 3:00 PM, in Royce Hall.
If you are attending, please visit their website: for ceremony information and deadlines.

CAP AND GOWN is required to participate in the commencement ceremony and can be order through ASUCLA’s Graduation Etc..

You can order your cap and gown from Graduation Etc. AOS uses the standard UCLA colors for hoods & tassels. Graduation Etc. will begin taking orders for the Class of 2018 in March 2018. You can place orders for caps & gowns, announcements, diploma plaques and frames, Alumni Association memberships, and graduation gifts on-line through the UCLA Store's Graduation Etc.

If you have any questions, you can contact Graduation Etc. directly via email at or by phone at (310) 825-2587. Avoid the rush!! Please place your order early to insure availability and timely delivery.

All students, please check in my with no later than 5 minutes before the start of the ceremony (10:30am sharp). Please arrive at commencement venue no later than 10:15 a.m. Ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes. Entry to the Grand Salon is from the SOUTH SIDE, facing Math Sciences.

Parking for the Commencement will be available in parking structures 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Valid (not expired) student, faculty and staff permits will be valid on Commencement Day. There is a $12.00 fee (subject to change) per vehicle for those who do not have a student, faculty or staff parking permit. You can also use MyUCLA to buy pre-paid parking permits for your guests when you place your order for tickets to the Commencement ceremony. The fees for pre-paid parking permits are assessed when permits are ordered and are automatically billed through your BAR statement. No refunds are possible. Students are charged for parking permits whether or not they are picked up.

The Commencement printed program will list the names of students whose degrees were conferred for Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018; and candidates for Spring 2019, Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 unless they have a privacy restriction. If you want to release your privacy restriction and have your name included in the printed program you must remove the privacy restriction in MyUCLA.

For Hotel and Restaurant information go to Hotel and Restaurant Information. If you are making restaurant reservation on June 15, we suggest 1:00pm or later so you party can enjoy our post ceremony reception and travel to your restaurant.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE - Accommodations for persons with disabilities: If you are inviting a guest who needs special assistance to attend Commencement, please refer to Disability Access at UCLA You may also contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at A255

Diplomas will be available three to four months after the degree award date. The Registrar's Office will send you information about obtaining your diploma in person (no fee) or by mail (with fee) approximately seven weeks after the end of your final term. Consequently, you should notify the Registrar at 1113 Murphy Hall if there is any change in address after you graduate. You may also change your mailing address directly through URSA ( For up-to-date diploma availability information, call the Diploma Hotline at (310)825-8883.