Graduation Information

Step 1. Enroll in your last course.  (If you are opting to complete the Capstone Project [ENGR 299], you will need to solicit an advisor to supervise your project.)

Please note: Students cannot self-register in ENGR 299.  Please e-mail with your name, UID, and the name of your advisor and we will enroll you in this course.

Step 2. Review a sample of the Master’s Advancement to Candidacy (MATC) petition. 

Step 3. Fill out the Petition for Advancement to Candidacy and submit your petition via email to the MSOL Office no later than the second week of the quarter you expect the award of the degree. All required signatures will be obtained on your behalf.

The Samueli School of Engineering commencement ceremony is held annually in June and is organized by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.  Please visit the commencement website for detailed information regarding logistics, eligibility, and tickets.

Update Forwarding Mail and E-mail Addresses
A student in the final term should inform the Registrar’s Office of postal mail and e-mail address changes. An address change can be made on MyUCLA, at 1113 Murphy Hall, or through BruinBill. A student who plans to move at the end of the degree-expected term and who will not have access to MyUCLA should file an address change, that identifies a future mailing address and effective date, before leaving.

Submit Name Change
A legal name change to be included on a diploma should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, 1113 Murphy Hall, (MSOL can also send it on your behalf) by the last day of the degree-expected term for names to appear correctly. The name on record is the name that appears on the diploma.

Submit Diploma Instructions
Towards the end of the degree-expected term, students should access the MyUCLA Diploma Request feature to:

  • Provide diploma release instructions: request in-person pickup, agent pickup, or mail delivery
  • Identify punctuation or accent marks for the name to be printed on the diploma

Check FERPA Privacy Status
Students should check their privacy and FERPA options through MyUCLA before they graduate. A student with a FERPA restriction will not appear in UCLA online directories or commencement publications.

Manage Bruin OnLine E-Mail Preferences

Certain UCLA access and services expire or may require forwarding action upon separation from the University. See the UCLA e-mail forwarding page for information about lifetime UCLA e-mail forwarding. Keeping a UCLA Logon ID is useful for services such as ordering transcripts.

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