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International Institute Commencement Ceremony 2023

Royce Hall

UCLA International  Institute

Welcomes Bruins and Their Families to

Commencement Ceremony 2023

6:30 pm in Royce Hall

Speaker: Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian

Tickets are available only through graduating students.
The ceremony is expected to run through approximately 8:00 p.m.,
with a small reception to follow in Royce Quad.



Paul Krekorian has been a member of the Los Angeles City Council (representing District 2) for 13 years and was unanimously elected its president in 2022. He is the first Armenian American to hold elected office in the City of Los Angeles. Born in the San Fernando Valley, where he remains a resident, Krekorian is a first-generation college graduate (USC, political science). He earned a J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley and then pursued a successful legal career in Los Angeles for 20 years before entering politics.

He served in the California State Assembly (43rd district) from 2006 to 2010, during which he was floor leader under then-Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (2008–10). For more information about City Council President Krekorian, click here.




Instructions for students

Students should arrive at Royce Hall no later than 5:45 pm, and proceed to the registration table, which will be located in the west lobby. There, you will pick up your name card that will be used to announce your participation in the ceremony and line up as directed. Note that no rehearsal will be held. Because of this, it is very important that you arrive at Royce Hall on time so that you can be directed to the proper location and given more detailed information on the ceremony. If you arrive after the processional takes place, you will not be allowed to participate, so please show up on time!


Instructions for guests

Guests should expect to arrive no later than 5:45 pm and should find seats for themselves inside of Royce Hall. As seating is general admission only, please encourage your guests to arrive early with tickets in hand. In order to ease day-of anxiety, it is highly recommended that students distribute their guest tickets prior to commencement day!


For additional details on graduation and commencement, see the attached FAQs.


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