Welcome to the UCLA Fielding School's 2021 Virtual Commencement Celebration page!
The 2021 UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Virtual Commencement Celebration will take place on June 11 at 3:00 PM PDT. The ceremony will be available to view on the UCLA Fielding School's YouTube channel and here on our website. The program for the event can be viewed in an online reader or a PDF can be downloaded here.
Dr. Elaine Batchlor, chief executive officer of MLK Community Healthcare in Los Angeles, will deliver the 2021 commencement keynote address for the UCLA Fielding School's virtual commencement celebration. For more information about Dr. Batchlor's work, please visit this page.
Join us in celebrating the Class of 2021 as they begin the next chapter in their public health journey.
Visit the UCLA Fielding School Kudoboard to share a note of encouragement, advice or a 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
June 11 | The 2021 UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Virtual Commencement Celebration will take place on June 11th at 3:00 PM PDT. The ceremony will be available to view here on the to view on the UCLA Fielding School's YouTube channel
and here on our website. The program for the event can be viewed in an online reader
or a PDF can be downloaded here
. Dr. Elaine Batchlor
, chief executive officer of MLK Community Healthcare in Los Angeles, will deliver the 2021 commencement keynote address for the UCLA Fielding School's virtual commencement celebration.
June 12 | This is an opportunity for students to participate in a graduate procession; please note that this is not a ceremony. The procession will take place June 12 at 9:00 AM PDT at the UCLA Los Angeles Tennis Center and be available for viewing live on the UCLA Fielding School's YouTube channel. Advance registration is required to participate.
FSPH Graduate Instructions
For the June 11 virtual celebration (livestream), we ask that all graduates complete the graduation form, including a picture and short quote. This information will be used in your graduation slide and displayed during the virtual celebration. Please complete the form and return immediately.
Additional Information for Doctoral Candidates | Policy for Participation in Virtual Celebration
If you are a doctoral student completing your degree and intend to participate in the Spring 2021 UCLA Fielding School of Public Health virtual commencement celebration, please note the following policy and plan. The following policy is in alignment with the UCLA Graduate Division’s policy on participation in the Doctoral Hooding Virtual Ceremony.
All doctoral students wishing to participate in the June 11 virtual commencement celebration and have their name listed in the commencement program MUST file and all committee members must have approved by Monday, May 31st.
If a doctoral student files their dissertation after May 31 but before June 11, 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
Information about the UCLA Doctoral Hooding Ceremony can be found here.
Watch the Virtual Commencement Celebration (Livestream)
The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 2021 Virtual Commencement Celebration will take place on Friday, June 11 at 3:00 PM PDT. The celebration will be publicly available to view at that time here on the school's website and on the school's YouTube channel.
Caps and Gowns
For the June 11 Virtual Commencement Celebration, graduating students are not required to wear a cap and gown to particpate. The picture that a graduate submits for inclusion in the celebration does NOT need to be in cap and gown. A business casual photo is acceptable.
For the June 12 graduate procession at 9:00 AM PDT at the UCLA Los Angeles Tennis Center, a cap & gown is required.
If students choose to order a cap and gown, please visit this page
. Please make sure to login so that program information and items specific to a graduating student's correct degree are available.
Conferring of Degrees
Diplomas are produced by the UCLA Office of the Registrar. The name that is reflected in your official university record (not a student's 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.