College of Letters and Science Commencement
Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 2:00PM — Pauley Pavilion
Friday, June 14, 2019 @ 7:00PM — Pauley Pavilion
Asian American Studies Department Commencement
Sunday, June 16, 2019 @ 10:30AM — Schoenberg Hall Main Auditorium
*Student group photos will be taken prior to the ceremony. We ask students to gather at 9:45AM.*
UCLA COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE
DEPARTMENT COMMENCEMENT KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Stewart Kwoh is the founding President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles (formerly known as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center).
Kwoh is a nationally recognized leader and expert in race relations, Asian American studies, nonprofit organizations and philanthropies, civil rights, and legal services. He was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 1998, becoming the first Asian American attorney and human rights activist to receive this highly prestigious recognition, often referred to as the “genius grant.”
In 1983, Kwoh co-founded Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles, the nation’s largest Asian American legal and civil rights organization that serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Advancing Justice | Los Angeles’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. The organization provides direct services to individual clients; engages in policy advocacy, research and analysis; litigates impact lawsuits; and provides social change-based leadership training. Advancing Justice | Los Angeles has successfully challenged garment sweatshops, English-only workplace policies, racially discriminatory employment practices and unfair immigration laws as well as advocated for stronger protections for low-wage workers, limited-English-speaking immigrants, and hate crime victims.
Under Kwoh’s leadership, Advancing Justice | Los Angeles has become a leading advocate for Asian American and NHPI communities while working to build bridges with African American, Latino, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Kwoh earned his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.
Students will be able to order on MyUCLA from April 26, 2019 to May 17, 2019. You can place, modify, or cancel your order for tickets and parking permits. After May 17th, students can place orders from this form. Please do not use this form beforehand.
Ticket Order pick up window is from Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (after Memorial Day) to Thursday, June 13 (3PM) at Central Ticketing Office for both Undergraduates and Graduate students. After this date, all tickets will be picked up and available on the morning of commencement outside Schoenberg Hall at the Asian American Studies Check-In table.
Undergraduates: Ticket orders for the Asian American Studies Department Commencement Ceremony can be made through My.UCLA. The first 4 tickets are free; additional tickets are available for $12 each. Up to 15 tickets may be ordered. Beyond the 15 tickets, students may waitlist request up to 5 tickets.
Graduate Students: Ticket orders for the Asian American Studies Department Commencement Ceremony must be made by submitting orders through this form. The first 4 tickets are free; additional tickets are available for $12 each. Up to 15 tickets may be ordered. Beyond the 15 tickets, students may waitlist request up to 5 tickets.
CAP AND GOWN
Students may order their regalia through Graduation Etc., located in Ackerman Union, A-Level. For more information, please visit UCLAStore: https://shop.uclastore.com/c-320-graduation-etc.aspx
COMMENCEMENT BOOKLET: FERPA RESTRICTIONS
If you have “Do Not Release Any Information” or “FERPA RESTRICTION” at the top of your DPR/DARS, you have a total privacy restriction on your UCLA record. Your name will not be printed in the Commencement booklet. In order for your name to be printed in the Asian American Students Department Commencement Program, please message the AASD Academic Advisor via Message Center authorizing that you would like to have your name printed in the booklet.
More information may be found here:
Graduates should check in at Schoenberg Hall by no later than 9:45 AM. Parking for Schoenberg Hall will be available in Parking Structure #2. Theatre Doors will open at 10:00 AM. Seating is general admission and guests will be accommodated first come, first served. The Commencement Ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 AM.
UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Will you be graduating this year and participating in the Asian American Studies Department Commencement ceremony?
Are you inspired to address your fellow students in a keynote undergraduate commencement speech?
Be the undergraduate student speaker at the Asian American Studies Department Commencement!
Submit a Word (.docx or .doc) draft of your intended speech through this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/ydS6O87Ro4UIK0Ow1
The speech must not exceed 5 minutes in length.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING UNDERGRADUATE COMMENCEMENT SPEECHES
Speeches are due no later than Friday of the 1st Week of Spring Quarter.
For questions regarding the Asian American Studies Department Commencement Ceremony, please contact AASD Academic Advisor via Message Center.
For questions regarding the College Commencement Ceremony, please forward your questions via Message Center to College Commencement: