Welcome to UCLA Commencement 2021! Similar to last year, where UCLA Commencement was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, UCLA’s degree conferring ceremonies held by the College and professional schools were presented in a virtual format. These virtual ceremonies combined traditional commencement addresses by distinguished faculty and guest speakers along with graduate recognition.
Because June 2021 conditions in Los Angeles County allowed for limited opportunities to publicly congregate, we were happy to offer the UCLA 2021 Graduate Celebration. The Graduate Celebration was an opportunity for graduating students to experience a live, in-person procession and stage cross at Drake Stadium or Los Angeles Tennis Center along with two guests.
UCLA remains committed to inviting all graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 back to campus for more traditional commencement ceremonies when it is safe to do so. While the current realities of the pandemic limits our ability to fully commemorate the accomplishments of our UCLA graduates, we hope that this year’s virtual ceremonies along with the Graduate Celebration will help honor our students while also acknowledging the families, friends and partners who do so much to support our graduating Bruins.