Commencement 2024

UCLA Spanish & Portuguese Commencement 2024 

 

Please join the Spanish & Portuguese Department on 

Saturday, June 15, 2024
1:00 PM
Royce Hall 

for our Department Graduation Ceremony celebrating our Graduating Class of 2024! 

The UCLA Department of Spanish & Portuguese welcomes you and your family and friends to the Class of 2024 Spanish & Portuguese Graduation Commencement Ceremony, on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 1:00 PM in Royce Hall. 

We look forward to celebrating our graduating undergraduate seniors (majors and minors) and MA students at our department ceremony and making this day as special as it can be for those participating.  

More information regarding the speakers and other updates will be available in the coming weeks. Refer to this page for the most up-to-date commencement news. 

Questions? Please contact our department commencement coordinator Virginia Cortez-Carmona (vcortez@humnet.ucla.edu) or our department office (spoffice@humnet.ucla.edu). 

Information for Graduating Students

UCLA Humanities I Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, June 15th, 2024
Royce Hall

Eligibility to Participate in Humanities I

Students have to declare their degree expected term in one of the approved Humanities majors and minors by the end of Fall 2023 and no later then Summer 2024.

*Please note that for Fall 2023 candidates, students need to do a Special Inclusion Petition with the College of Letters and Sciences. Please complete the petition on my.ucla.edu to participate in the Humanities commencement ceremonies. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that these requirements are met.

Student Regalia Ordering

Students must wear regalia to take part in Humanities I. Students can begin placing orders March 6th, and can be purchased through the UCLA store.

Accommodations

If you require an accommodation such as ASL, wheelchair access, etc., please contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor Virginia Cortez-Carmona at vcortez@humnet.ucla.edu.

For questions about the event, please contact the department office at spoffice@humnet.ucla.edu.

Ticketing for Humanities I Ceremony for Spanish & Portuguese Students
Ticketing:
  1. The ticket window for students to order tickets is Friday, May 10, 2024 through Friday, May 24, 2024 via my.ucla.edu
  2. Participating students are eligible for 4 free guest tickets. Additionally, students have the option to purchase up to 4 additional tickets at $20/each. Guest tickets are required for the Royce Hall venue and will need to be scanned at entry. Please note, requesting additional tickets is not guaranteed and you will be placed on the waitlist.
  3. Waitlist tickets are NOT guaranteed, but if given to students, you will be charged directly.
  4. Graduating students do not need a ticket to enter the ceremony; your regalia is your ticket into the ceremony.
  5. After Friday May 24th, 2024, no ticket orders are guaranteed. After deadline ticket requests on this website will not be available for request until May 30th, 2024.

If students have any issues with ticketing, please contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor Virginia Cortez-Carmona at vcortez@humnet.ucla.edu with your UID number and details of the issue.

RSVP for Department Graduation Celebration

UCLA Spanish & Portuguese Department Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 15th, 2024
Rolfe Courtyard

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from UCLA! The Department of Spanish & Portuguese is extremely proud of its students, but perhaps even more so on commencement day.   

To celebrate this special moment, the department will host our 2024 Spanish & Portuguese Graduation Celebration immediately following the Humanities I Commencement Ceremony (Saturday, June 15th, 2024 in Royce Hall).

Graduating seniors participating in 2024 Commencement ceremonies must complete all the information in the RSVP, including guest information and dietary restrictions. You will also have the opportunity to upload a brief message and graduation photo to be displayed during the reception. There will be opportunities for graduating students and guests to take pictures throughout the reception.

Please RSVP at the following link: https://forms.gle/5cbREhqqMg2QMbDD9

For further questions, please contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor Virginia Cortez-Carmona at vcortez@humnet.ucla.edu.

COVID Protocols and Parking
COVID:
  • Masks are recommended but not required
  • No guest related restrictions
PARKING:

All graduating students and their guests attending 2024 Commencement ceremonies can purchase a parking permit online, anonymously, and in advance through the Bruin ePermit Event Parking portal, starting early May.

The closest structures to Royce Hall are Parking Structures 5 and 4.

For full details and instructions on Commencement Parking, please visit the UCLA Transportation website: https://www.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/commencement-parking.

For further questions, please contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor Virginia Cortez-Carmona at vcortez@humnet.ucla.edu.

Join Our Alumni List

Lifelong and worldwide, the UCLA Hispanic Languages and Literatures Alumni Network is an invaluable professional and personal resource. Stay connected with friends, colleagues, staff, and faculty and stay up to date on department happenings through our alumni-exclusive listserv. If you are a graduating senior you are also eligible to join our alumni listserv.

Please fill out this form to request to be added to the S&P Alumni Email Listserv: Alumni Listserv Form

Past Ceremonies

2023

2023 UCLA Spanish & Portuguese Commencement

Class of 2023 Senior Graduation Reception

Saturday, June 17, 2023, Rolfe Courtyard

Spring 2023 Awards:
  • Mayra Elizabeth Gallo (Double Major: Spanish, Community & Culture, Chicana & Chicano Studies): Carroll B. Johnson Outstanding Senior Award — Highest Departmental GPA as a graduating senior
  • Mary Ralston (Major: Physiological Science, Minor: Spanish): Richard Reeve Essay Prize — Essay on Spanish American literature or culture
  • Simona Simoenova (Major: Physiological Science, Minor: Spanish): José Rubia Barcia Essay Prize — Essay on Spanish Literature
  • Anna Davies (Double Major: International Development Studies, Minor: Spanish): The Claudia Parodi Essay Prize — Essay in Spanish Linguistics
  • Zion Gassner (Double Major: Mathematics and Spanish): The Dolores Huerta Community Service Prize — Essay and/or portfolio written only for the following courses SPAN M165XP, SPAN 172XP and SPAN/PORTGSE 195
  • Reyna Daria Ediss (Major: Spanish, Community & Culture): Departmental Honors — Completion of the Departmental Research Honors program with a GPA of at least 3.7
2022

2022 UCLA Spanish & Portuguese Commencement

Class of 2022 Senior Graduation Reception

Saturday, June 11, 2022, Rolfe Courtyard

Spring 2022 Awards:
  • Christian Erickson (Spanish Major): Richard Reeve Essay Prize — Essay on Spanish American literature or culture
  • Jennifer Lozano Huerta (Double Major in Applied Linguistics and Spanish, Minor: Chicana/o Studies): José Rubia Barcia Essay Prize — Essay on Spanish Literature
  • Grace Freedson (English Major, Portuguese Minor, and Brazilian Studies Minor): The Randal Johnson Essay Prize — Essay on Luso-Brazilian literature, film or culture
  • Rik Olivares Zapata (Spanish and Community and Culture Major): The Claudia Parodi Essay Prize — Essay in Spanish Linguistics
  • Esther Wan Chan (Double Major in Biology and Spanish): The Dolores Huerta Community Service Prize — Essay and/or portfolio written only for the following courses SPAN M165XP, SPAN 172XP and SPAN/PORTGSE 195