UCLA Luskin Commencement Celebration
The achievements of the UCLA Luskin Class of 2021 were celebrated at two events organized by the Luskin School:
UCLA Luskin School Cohort Recognition and Stage Crossing — Thursday, June 10
UCLA Luskin Virtual Commencement Celebration — Friday, June 11, 2021
The university also invited this year’s UCLA graduates to participate in a separate, campus-wide Individual Name Recognition and Stage Crossing opportunity.
Videos From Previous Years
Caps and Gowns
Commencement ceremony regalia (caps, gowns, hoods and tassels) are now available. The UCLA Store offers undergraduate and ancillary items for sale now. Rental regalia is not available. Students can have orders shipped or request in-store pickup, or purchase items at our Graduation Etc. store in Ackerman.
The UCLA Store can arrange to ship directly (flat rate of $8.95 for orders without diploma frames; $15 for orders with frames).
Graduation Etc. will take orders through graduation day, but it is best to have student orders placed ASAP.
You can also opt to purchase your cap and gown online from retailers like Amazon. If you choose to go this route, please be sure that you choose a black cap and gown.
Recognition of Candidates
Each graduate will be recognized with a personalized slide and video during the virtual ceremony. You will receive an email from UCLA Luskin or the vendor StageClip requesting that you upload the following information:
- Your text
You will also be given the opportunity to create a video to thank family and friends for support. (The maximum length is 12 seconds, so be sure to practice before recording it.)
A Snapchat lens will be available to you if you want to “wear” regalia.
The clips will be available for download, so you’ll be able to share your individual post on social media. We will also provide a link to access all the graduates’ slides. It will be live for one month, until July 11, 2021. This will be a public link, although the Luskin School won’t be sharing it outside our community.
We are hosting an online message board that will allow your friends, family and Luskin alumni to post congratulatory messages to you. Note that the board is moderated, and inappropriate content will not be permitted. We highly encourage you to share this link so your loved ones can give you virtual high fives and send positive vibes your way. This board will be live for a year – until June 11, 2022. https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/UCLALuskin2021
MPP, MSW AND MURP CANDIDATES
Diplomas are produced by the UCLA Office of the Registrar. The name that is reflected in your official university record (not your preferred name) will appear on your diploma. If you would like a different name to appear on your diploma, please complete the Name Change or Correction form and submit it no later than the last day in your degree-expected term.
The Registrar’s office will mail out diploma information approximately six weeks after the end of your degree term (Winter graduates will receive their information in June; spring graduates will receive their information in August).
If you would like your diploma mailed to you, click here to download and print out the form. Fill in the required information and send it to the address on the form along with your choice of payment options.
For additional information call (310) 825-2754 or (310) 825-8883. To change your address log into MyUCLA, go to Settings > My Contact Information and make address updates.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS B.A. CANDIDATES
For information about diplomas and graduation procedures, please visit the Public Affairs Graduation & Commencement website
Previous Commencement Speakers
June 17th, 1995 – Denise Fairchild, Founder and President, Neighborhood Strategies Group
June 19, 1996 – Constance Rice, Western Regional Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
June 11, 1997 – Hon. Michael Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts
June 17th, 1998 – Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa, Speaker of the California State Assembly
June 24th, 1999 – Mark Gearan, Director, Peace Corps
June 22nd, 2000 – Hon. Michael Woo, Former Los Angeles City Councilmember
June 29th, 2001 – Dolores Huerta, Civil Rights Activist
June 20th, 2002 – Hon. Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Speaker of the California State Assembly
June 25th, 2003 – Hon. Sheila Kuehl, California State Senator
June 27th, 2004 – Hon. George J. Mitchell – Former United States Senator, UCLA medal recipient
June 8th, 2005 – Hon. Tom Campbell, Director, California Department of Finance, former U.S. Representative, 15th District of California
June 25th, 2006 – Hon. Yvonne Braithwaite Burke – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
June 24th, 2007 – Hon. Norman Y. Mineta – former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, UCLA Medal recipient
June 24th, 2008 – Robert K. Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment
June 22nd, 2009 – Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-chief, the Huffington Post
June 11th, 2010 – Hon. Kevin Johnson, Mayor, city of Sacramento
June 10th, 2011 – Hon. Jane Harman, former U.S. House of Representative, 36th District of California
June 15th, 2012 – Hon. Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Controller
June 14th, 2013 – Fred Ali, President and CEO, Weingart Foundation
June 15th, 2014 – Hon. Karen Bass, U.S. Representative, 37th District of California
June 12th, 2015 – Rachel Whetstone, Senior Vice President, Communications and Policy, Google
June 10th, 2016 – Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
June 16th, 2017 – Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
June 15th, 2018 – William R. “Rusty” Bailey, Mayor of Riverside, California
June 14th, 2019 – Janet Murguia, Civil Rights Activist, President and CEO of UnidosUS
June 12th, 2020 – John A. Pérez, UC Regent and former Speaker of the California Assembly