2014 Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Graduation

Information about the IoES commencement ceremony.

Commencement Class of 2013

Where: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom
When: Sunday, June 14
Time: Ceremony begins at 12:00 PM. Graduates should arrive by 11:00 AM.

2015 Commencement Keynote Speaker: Dr. Anthony Rendon

Assemblymember Anthony Rendon represents the 63rd Assembly District in the California State Assembly. The 63rd Assembly District includes nine cities – Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, South Gate, and a northern portion of Long Beach.

During his first term in office, Rendon chaired the Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee and authored Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion state water bond, which voters passed by a 67% to 33% margin in the November 2014 election. Rendon also passed Assembly Bill 2403, which streamlined stormwater capture programs and facilitated water conservation in California.

Now in his second term, Rendon chairs the Utilities and Commerce Committee, and serves on the Water, Parks & Wildlife, Natural Resources, Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, and Appropriations Committees.

As a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside and completed post-doctoral work at Boston University. Rendon served as adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University, Fullerton from 2001 to 2008.


For cap & gown, parking, tickets, maps and directions, please visit UCLA Commencement.

Graduating Seniors: Remember to declare your Degree Expected Term via URSA and check your MY.UCLA page for graduation announcements and ticket information. Guest tickets must be ordered via MY.UCLA and picked up at the Central Ticket Office (CTO).

The first 4 tickets are free; each additional ticket is $12.00.

There is no limit on the number of tickets each graduate may order, but the system limits orders to a maximum of 20. If you would like additional tickets, or have questions regarding the ceremony, please contact the IoES SAO.

GradImages will provide professional photography services, allowing students to purchase individual photographs of their special moment.

Commencement Keynote Speech 2012
By Terry Tamminen, President, Seventh Generation Advisors and former Secretary of the California EPA

Environmental Science Student Awards
We honor our graduates with Academic Achievement Awards, Outstanding Service Awards, and Certificates of Appreciation - Education for Sustainable Living Program Leaders.

Environmental Science Alumni Group

Environmental Science Alumni Group

All Environmental Science majors past and present are invited to join the Environmental Science Alumni Group (ESAG).