Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

2022 Graduation

Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10:30am

Charles E. Young Grand Salon, Kerckhoff Hall

The 2022 Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences Graduation Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 10:30AM in the Charles E. Young Grand Salon Room in Kerckoff Hall. All graduates should check in with Denise Lopez, 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 $20.00. 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, Denise Lopez at


Undergraduates Students: please order your tickets through MyUCLA
Graduate Students: Denise 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 $20 each. I will notify graduates who have requested additional tickets, starting June 1, 2022.

There will be no printed tickets for the 2022 College and department ceremony. Ticket ordering will be done online. Graduating students that plan to attend a ceremony and order tickets will receive one message with the link to receive the graduate ticket, and a separate message with the link to receive the guest tickets (all of them at once). 


EXAMPLE:  A student attending two ceremonies – one in Pauley and the AOS Department ceremony – will receive four messages total if they will be bringing guests to the ceremonies. 

Messages may end up in the spam folder so please be sure to check your spam/ junk folders.

Friday, June 10, 2022, 11:00am, 3:00pm, and 7:00PM, in Pauley Pavilion.
If you are attending, please visit the UCLA College Commencement website for ceremony information and deadlines.

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 3:00 PM, in Royce Hall.
If you are attending, please visit the 2022 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 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 2022 in March 2022. 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 ensure availability and timely delivery.

All students, please check in no later than 5 minutes before the start of the ceremony. 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. Students and guests attending 2022 Commencement ceremonies are able to purchase a parking permit online, anonymously, and in advance through the Bruin ePermit Event Parking portal beginning Monday, May 2. No refunds are possible. Please visit the Commencement Parking website for more information.

The Commencement printed program will list the names of students whose degrees were conferred for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Winter 2022; and candidates for Spring 2022, Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 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.

If you are making restaurant reservation on June 11, 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 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 MyUCLA. For up-to-date diploma availability information, please visit the UCLA Registrar’s Office website.