PhD Hooding Ceremony Information

  • Saturday, June 13, 2020 @ 12 noon, Schoenberg Auditorium
  • Plan to arrive for the class photo and rehearsal at 9:30am and assemble in front of Schoenberg Hall.
  • The ceremony will begin at 12 noon. Light refreshments will follow the ceremony at approximately 1:00pm.


The first four tickets will be complementary. There will be a $12.00 charge (per ticket) to the BruinBill account for each additional ticket ordered. Tickets are ordered by the student from Lisa Lee, Graduate Advising Supervisor. There are no refunds for guest tickets. Guest tickets are to be picked up from 2807 Life Science Building. Tickets will be available on the day of the event as well, however guests will be asked to provide graduating student's name so that the graduates can be charged.


Students may purchase regalia, but orders for full units (the cap, gown, and hood) must be placed at least 10 weeks in advance. Graduates may also rent and pick up their caps, gowns, and hoods from "Graduation Etc.," located on the A level of Ackerman. The start-date for picking up caps, gowns, and hoods is usually in early May. Please note that purchased regalia orders should be placed by mid-April to assure on time delivery. Please bring your hood to Lisa by Monday, June 10. You may return your cap, gown, and hood to Graduation Etc. after our reception or during the week following commencement.


The closest parking lot is Lot 2. Parking is $12.00 per vehicle. Guests may purchase a parking pass on the day of the event at the parking kiosk located near Lot 2 on Hilgard and Westholme.

For more parking information, visit here.

UCLA Graduate Division Hooding Ceremony

The UCLA Graduate Division also plans a Doctoral Hooding Ceremony for all graduate students on campus (this is separate from the Psychology Doctoral Hooding Ceremony). The Graduate Division Hooding Ceremony will likely take place on the Thursday before our Saturday ceremony in the Royce Hall auditorium.

Details can be found at the Graduate Division Doctoral Hooding Ceremony webiste (information will be available during Spring quarter). You are automatically invited by the Graduate Division to participate in this event if you file your dissertation by their deadline. The deadline to guarantee a student is eligible to participate in the Graduate Division hooding ceremony and appear in their booklet is usually 2 weeks before the official Spring filing deadline.

Please visit the UCLA Commencement Website at