Graduation Ceremony Information

Covid Safety Protocols: No proof of vaccination will be required to attend. Masks are recommended but not required when gathering in large groups.

Important Dates

GRADUATION PETITION DEADLINE:  Degree/Certificate Graduation Petitions for Spring 2023 graduates may be submitted up to June 5, 2023. HOWEVER, for your name to be included in the graduation program, your petition must be received by May 17.

GRADUATION REHEARSALS: Friday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. and Monday, June 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Both rehearsals meet in front of MSA.

Caps & Gowns and Invitations on Sale in Bookstore

Honors List Students may pick up Honor Cords at the Bookstore.

Invitations and Graduation Guide will be mailed out Date TBA.


    Things to Know

    • Graduation Petition: In order to graduate, you need to file a petition. Issuing a certificate, degree or including you in the graduation program does NOT happen automatically...about the petition process
    • Update Your Address: Letters inviting students to the graduation ceremony typically go out by the first week of May; therefore, it is important that you let the Evaluation Office know of any address or name changes. 
    • About the Ceremony: Students will be invited to a reception starting at 2:30pm on graduation day. Light refreshments will be served on a first come first served basis. There will be entertainment and photo opportunities. You may invite family and friends. Graduates line-up at 4:35pm and the ceremony begins promptly at 5:00pm. More information is provided in the Guide for Graduates below in May.

    GRADUATION | June 6, 2023


    • Graduation Guide  - Important details to know
    • Bookstore Open for Grad Cap & Gown pick up and graduation gifts
    • 3:00 pm Reception: Wildcat Walkway between the Library and MSA
    • 4:30pm Graduates Line Up: Near Library. Look for sign
    • 5:00 pm Ceremony Begins
    • Parking is Free. Disabled Passenger Unloading available at bus stop near SSB

    Event Map

    Additional WLAC Celebrations

    Guardian Scholar Graduate

    2023 WLAC Guardian Scholars (Current & Former Foster Youth) Luncheon - Tuesday, May 23 @ 12:30 - 2:00...More Info & RSVP

    A graduate holding a UCLA sign and graduates wearing Promise Program medallions

    2023 WLAC University Transfer & Promise Program Reception for students who are transferring to universities or who were part of the $0 Tuition Promise Program.

    Graduation Day on campus June 2 @ 2:00 - 4:00...Event Info & RSVP

    Students transferring to a university with at least a 3.0 GPA can also apply for one of two $1,000 scholarships


    LACCD Celebrations

    Graduation Students WLAC

    2023 LACCD Black Grad Celebration - Thursday, June 1, 2023 @ 2:00 - 4:00 ceremony & 4:00 - 5:30 pm party at First AME Church of LA ...Black Grad details and RSVP | Request tickets for family/friends

    Male Student Puente Graduation

    2023 LACCD Mi Gentè Grad Celebration - Saturday, June 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at LA Trade Tech College (LATTC) - North Quad Lawn...Mi Gente Grad details | RSVP 

    Graduates of Asian descent

    2023 Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Grad Celebration - Saturday, May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Los Angeles City College (LACC)...details and RSVP for APIDA event
    APIDA is a pan-ethnic classification that intentionally includes South Asians 

    Questions? email Prof. Hong at

    LGBTQ Graduate

    2023 LACCD Lavender Grad Celebration (LGBTQIA+) - Thursday, May 25, 2023 @ 4:00pm at LA Trad Tech College (LATTC)...details and RSVP for Lavender event