department of mathematics commencement

congratulations, class of 2022!

The department ceremony will be in person at the Court of Sciences on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 9:00AM PDT.
 
All students who wish to participate in this event are required to RSVP themselves as well as their guests to make sure we have enough seats.

This ceremony is for all graduates and undergraduate students graduating under the follow majors: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Financial Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics/Applied Science, Mathematics of Computation, Mathematics for Teaching, Mathematics/Economics, and Data Theory. Family and friends with reserved tickets of the graduate are welcome to observe the ceremony.

We are currently looking into options for the Class of 2020 and 2021. If you are in the Class of 2020 and 2021 and would like to participate in the class of 2022 ceremony, please email ugrad@math.ucla.edu between 5/21/2022 to 5/30/2022 for more information.

For Graduate Students:

If you plan to participate in Department Commencement celebration, please let Martha know no later than May 27, 2022 for a seat reservation. This is very important so that we have sufficient seats for graduate students.

Please email Martha for more information on tickets for the hooding ceremony. If you want to participate in the doctoral ceremony, please review more details here.

2022 Commencement Book
2022 Commencement Program
Please review the details below on everything you need to know for this year’s ceremony:

Student participants need to arrive at the Breezeway (by the vending machines) at 8:15 AM.  Graduates will be asked to assemble on the south side of the Math Sciences Building (near the Math Sciences Corridor/vending machines) for the processional.  All guests should be seated by 8:50 AM. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and is estimated to run for two and a half hours.

The name cards will be passed out while students are standing in line around the breezeway where the vending machines are located.  There will be signs as well as staff to direct students if there are any questions.  

The order of line should be: Department Chair, Commencement Speaker, Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Award Recipients (because these students will be going up to the stage to be recognized), then the rest of the undergraduates (forming two lines because undergraduates will be walking down the middle and filter into two sides of seating).  While lining up, undergraduate students should split into two different lines so that students can quickly be seated to the left and right of the center podium. The order in which you line up is the order in which you will be seated. So, if you want to sit with your friends, make sure that you stand directly in front or behind them, not beside them because they will go on the opposite side of the seating. Please be cooperative with the house staff in making the processional run smoothly.

 

For students with any need for accessibility accommodations, please contact the Student Services office at ugrad@math.ucla.edu for reserved seating bu June 1, 2022. 

Once seated, please turn off cell phones and any electronic devices that may cause disruption to the ceremony. Balloons and other inflatable objects, as well as bottles and cans, are prohibited.

In recognition of each students’ achievements, please remain in your seats until all students have had the opportunity to have their names read. Graduates will then have the opportunity to turn their tassel (standard protocol in the US dictates that the tassel be worn on the right side of one’s mortarboard at commencement and then, during the ceremony, moved to the left side). The ceremony should conclude around 11:30 AM. 

A professional photographer will be present to take photographs of each graduating senior as he/she goes up on stage to receive individual recognition.  Students will be able to access their proofs online three days after the ceremony.  Orders can be placed for official individual photos and candid shots of other graduates through the website of the photography company, GradImages, as long as students provide a valid e-mail address on the name card. 

If you have any further questions regarding the Mathematics Department Commencement Ceremony, please do not hesitate to email ugrad@math.ucla.edu, come to virtual advising at designated days and times or stop by our office located in MS 6356.  Also please feel free to email with questions concerning:  

Graduate check-in and pre-ceremony reception will begin at 1:00 PM.     

In order to participate, the student must file the doctoral dissertation by June 1, 2022. Students who complete the filing process are mailed an invitation and the information needed to participate in the ceremony.

Graduates are responsible for purchasing the cap and gown through Graduate Etc. Graduate division provides hoods.

Light refreshments are provided for graduates and faculty before the ceremony and for everyone following the ceremony.

If your faculty advisor will attend the ceremony, please contact Martha immediately.

For additional information, please see the Graduate division website: Hooding Ceremony

From Friday, May 6, through Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:59pm, you will be able to order your departmental and Honors ceremony tickets on MyUCLA. If you missed the College preference period, you will be able to order tickets for the College Commencement, too.

Please review ticketing process information at UCLA College Commencement website.

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If you have any further questions regarding the Mathematics Department Commencement Ceremony, please do not hesitate email us. Also please feel free to email with questions concerning:  

College Commencement: http://www.college.ucla.edu/commencement/help/contact/ (via Message Center)

Undergraduate Degrees: ugrad@math.ucla.edu or Message Center

Graduate Degrees: gradapps@math.ucla.edu

Frequently Asked Questions:

This day is a wonderful celebratory experience whereby students are honored before their families and close acquaintances, Faculty and Math Department staff for many years’ hard work.

During this ceremony, the Graduate or Undergraduate Vice Chair announces each student’s name as they walk across the stage. This ceremony is special in the personal nature of the student’s achievement; it is a day not to be missed!

The Mathematics Ceremony will take place on: Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM in the Court of Sciences, the open space bordered by the Math Sciences Building, Boelter Hall and Young Hall.​   

For information on parking, please contact UCLA Transportation Department.

Based upon information given to the Registrar, students eligible for a degree within the 2021-2022 (graduation terms Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022) school year will be notified on their MyUCLA page. For further questions regarding eligibility visit College Commencement.

Students can RSVP to attend the College Ceremony as well as the Math Department ceremony on MyUCLA. For more information about RSVP dates, please visit the Commencement website (tickets are extremely limited).

After submitting your request you should receive an automatic notification message on your MyUCLA page as confirmation.

From Friday, May 6, through Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:59pm, you will be able to order your departmental and Honors ceremony tickets on MyUCLA. If you missed the College preference period, you will be able to order tickets for the College Commencement, too.

  • Please note:  Each graduate will receive one (1) free graduate ticket and up to four (4) free guest tickets for the College Commencement Ceremony in Pauley.  A lottery will determine whether graduates receive any of the additional free tickets they request, given space available in Pauley. 
  • For the Mathematics Departmental Ceremony, each graduate will receive a (1) free student ticket and up to four (4) free guest tickets.  After the fourth ticket, students can order up to 20 additional tickets at a cost $20 each (NON-REFUNDABLE)
  • Email messages will arrive at your email address (as it is indicated in MyUCLA) between Tuesday, May 24, and Thursday, June 9, 2022.
  • You will receive email messages from tickets@cto.ucla.edu that contain links for you to receive your tickets.  You will receive one message per ceremony for each of your graduate tickets and one message per ceremony for your guest tickets.
    • For example, if you plan to attend the College Commencement Ceremony in Pauley and your departmental ceremony, you will receive a total of four email messages with links for you to claim your tickets.  One message with the link to your College Commencement graduate ticket, one message with the link to your College Commencement guest tickets, one message with the link to your departmental ceremony graduate ticket, and one message with the link to your departmental ceremony guest tickets.
  • Be sure you check the email account you have in MyUCLA, and check that email account’s spam folder for your ticket messages.  Check your spam folder frequently, as you don’t want to miss receiving your tickets.  Some email providers empty spam folders regularly.

Students and guests attending 2022 Commencement ceremonies are able to purchase a parking permit online, anonymously, and in advance through the Bruin ePermit Event Parking portal beginning Monday, May 2.

Please review the Commencment parking information at UCLA Transportation

Your cap and gown, of course!  (A cap and gown is required to participate in all the ceremonies.)  Commencement regalia can be purchased through Graduation Etc. (students’ should receive information regarding regalia, photographs, and Class of 2022 memorabilia through MyUCLA or Graduation Etc. directly, located in Ackerman Union, A-Level).  

GradImages has been UCLA’s official commencement photographer for many years.  They photograph each student, as well as the ceremony, for purchase later.  This year, they are proposing a 10-hour turnaround of proofs from the Mathematics commencement ceremony, making these pictures available for viewing the next day.

2022 commencement speaker:

UCLA MATH ALUMNUS

Robert S. Harrison

Bob Harrison, the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of First Hawaiian, has been the Chief Executive Officer of First Hawaiian Bank since January 2012, was reappointed the President in August 2019, and has been the Chairman of the bank’s board of directors since May 2014. A 26-year veteran of the company, joining First Hawaiian Bank in 1996, he has over 30 years of financial industry experience working for banks in New York and in Hawaii. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Hawaii Bankers Association, Hawaii Business Roundtable, Hawaii Community Foundation, Pacific Guardian Life, and is Chairman of Hawaii Medical Service Association (the Hawaii licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association).  He served in the U.S. Navy before earning a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from Cornell University in New York.

department awards

The following awards are typically presented during the in-person commencement ceremony. Please join us in congratulating each award recipient for their academic achievements!

Girsky Undergraduate Award (For High Achievement in Mathematics)

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Outstanding Actuarial Science Student Award

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Daus Prize

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Sherwood Prize

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Sherwood Prize

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Outstanding Math/Econ Student Award

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Daus Prize

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Outstanding Math/Econ Student Award

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Outstanding Math/Econ Student Award

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Daus Prize

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Daus Prize

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Daus Prize

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Sherwood Prize

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Sherwood Prize

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