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2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration

Welcome to the Fielding School's 2020 virtual commencement celebration page!

La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will deliver the keynote address for the Fielding School's virtual commencement celebration. For more information about Ms. Tabron's work, please visit this page.


To watch the ceremony, click "play" on the video above. You may also watch the celebration on Facebook Live or YouTube Live.

The 2020 FSPH Virtual Commencement Celebration program can be viewed in an online reader or a PDF can be downloaded here


Join us in celebrating the Class of 2020 as they begin the next chapter in their public health journey. Visit the FSPH Kudoboard to share a note of encouragement, piece of advice, words of wisdom, a (virtual) pat on the back or warm welcome into our alumni family.

Please click on the menu items below for more information about this year’s commencement celebration: 

Virtual Commencement Celebration Schedule

The 2020 FSPH Virtual Commencement Celebration program can be viewed in an online reader or a PDF can be downloaded here


FSPH Graduate Instructions


We ask that you complete the graduation form to provide us with a picture and short quote that will be used in your graduation slide to be shown during the virtual celebration on the 12th. Please complete the form and return immediately but not later than May 28.

Additional Information for Doctoral Candidates | Policy for Participation in Virtual Celebration
If you are a doctoral student completing your degree and intending to participate in the Spring 2020 Fielding School of Public Health virtual commencement celebration, please note the following policy and plan accordingly. The following policy is in alignment with the Graduate Division’s policy on participation in the Doctoral Hooding Virtual Ceremony.

All doctoral students wishing to participate in the June 12 virtual commencement celebration and have their name listed in the commencement program MUST have filed and all committee members must have approved by Monday, June 1.  

If a doctoral student files their dissertation after June 1 but before June 12, the student can participate in the virtual commencement celebration but WILL NOT have their name listed in the commencement celebration program.

If you are planning to file in the Spring Quarter, you MUST submit a copy of the “E-mail Dissertation Submission Completion Confirmation” from Graduate Division to Arlecia Powell-Halley.

Please contact Arlecia Powell-Halley at 310-825-5271 or if you have any questions.

Information about the UCLA Doctoral Hooding Ceremony can be found here.




To view the 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration, click "play" on the video below.



Caps and Gowns

Students are not required to wear a cap and gown for participation in the FSPH virtual celebration.
If you choose to order a cap and gown, please visit this page.

Conferring of Degrees 


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 return it to 1113 Murphy Hall no later than the last day in your degree-expected term in order to be reflected on your diploma.

The Registrar’s office will mail out diploma information approximately six weeks at 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, download and print out this 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 the address updates.