The 2023 Commencement stage

The UCLA School of Nursing will present diplomas to more than 200 graduates at the 2024 Commencement Ceremony.

Along with remarks from several School of Nursing leaders, including Dean Lin Zhan, students and guests will also be treated to a keynote address from UCLA Health President Johnese Spisso. 

Spisso is a nationally recognized academic healthcare leader with 40 years of experience in health care, and oversees all aspects of UCLA’s hospitals and clinics, the Faculty Practice Group and leads the health system’s regional outreach strategy. She also oversees UCLA Health’s community partnerships to collaboratively improve equitable access to healthcare and is deeply engaged in the Los Angeles and greater Southern California community.

2024 UCLA Nursing graduates represent nearly every facet of the nursing profession. From pre-licensed bachelor’s and master’s students just beginning their healthcare careers, to advanced practice nurses taking their next steps, and doctorally-prepared nurses leading the way in healthcare and research. Congratulations to all of this year’s incredible graduates. 

A live stream of this year’s commencement ceremony will be available on YouTube

Information for Event Attendees: 

  • Parking 
    • Please visit the Commencement Parking website for more information on how to purchase parking prior to Commencement
    • Lot 5 is closest parking lot to Royce Hall
  • Tickets: This is a ticketed event. Attendees MUST have a ticket to be allowed entry.
    • Tickets will be emailed to graduating student's Sonnet/MedNet email address by end of May/early June
    • Tickets are transferable: See this PDF for instructions on how to transfer your tickets via the Central Ticketing Office.
    • Small children do not need a ticket unless they will need their own seat.
  • Safety Procedures:
    • Graduate robe checks upon ticket scanning
    • Bag checks for guests, graduates, and faculty
    • Clear bags or coin purses ONLY allowed inside the venue 12" x 12"
  • Prohibited Items:
    • Balloons • Banners • Firearms • Flags • Food • Knives • Noise makers • Non water beverages • Non-closeable water bottles • Opaque / non-clear backpacks or other bags • Pepper spray • Selfie sticks • Signage • Tasers • Tripods • Umbrellas • Weapons of any kind

Information for Graduates