Department of English Commencement

When: Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:00 pm

Our Class of 2021 Virtual Celebration will launch at 2 PM on June 13, 2021! Click here to view the celebration and click here to read well-wishes from our faculty, TAs, and staff!

Dear Dept. of English Class of 2021,

Many of you have asked about the Department of English’s plans for commencement for the Class of 2021. Please rest assured that we are thinking of you, and are busy making plans. As of now, we are planning the following:
  1. A virtual celebration for the Dept. of English class of 2021. We will be partnering with StageClip to host a virtual celebration and processional. Department of English students will have the opportunity to contribute personalized content for an individual clip to be shown during the processional and shared with friends and family. Graduating students should keep an eye on their email inboxes for messages from StageClip about uploading their content.
  2. In-person departmental ceremony or ceremonies, timeline TBD. We want you to know that we are committed to offering the Classes of 2020 + 2021 a chance to participate in a departmental ceremony once it is safe to gather in-person. We don’t yet know when this will be possible, but we feel strongly that you have earned the right to celebrate and be celebrated with your peers, professors, and loved ones. We can’t say for certain whether this will be a standalone ceremony for the Class of 2020 + 2021, or whether we will be inviting you to celebrate alongside future graduating classes. But, we do know that we intend for each of you to proceed across our stage, if that is what you would like to do.
Additionally, please keep in mind that UCLA will be hosting in-person recognition opportunities for the Class of 2021 (info here.) The College of Letters & Sciences will also be hosting a live virtual event on Friday, June 11 (info here.)
We are so very proud of each and every one of you. As the Spring wraps up, we hope that you will find the time to celebrate and be celebrated, wherever you happen to be.


Please note that the information below describes our typical departmental event, which has been postponed for June 2020 + 2021.

The departmental event is a smaller, more personal ceremony for our graduates and their families. You will be able to celebrate your accomplishment with your fellow classmates and the English department’s faculty. Around 250 English and American Literature & Culture majors participated last year.

Participating students do not need a ticket but must confirm that they are attending. Each participating student may order (4) free guest tickets and up to (4) additional tickets for $12.00 each. There will be a wait list for additional ticket orders.

For more information about the College of Letters & Science virtual commencement events, please visit the UCLA Commencement website.

Students with questions about College Commencement or academic eligibility to participate may direct their inquiries here:

Past Departmental commencement speakers:

Matea Gold (2018)

Randall Park (2017)

Christopher Zyda (2013)

Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Department of English Commencement UCLA English