B.S. in Environmental Science



2023 IoES Commencement Ceremony

Day: Sunday, June 18th 2023, 1:30 PM

Location: Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Graduates should arrive by 12:30 PM; doors open for guests at 1:00 PM

Ceremony begins at 1:30 PM. Reception to follow ceremony.

Keynote Speaker


Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks

As President and CEO of ECOS, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks leads the strategy and production of environmentally friendly cleaning products at four U.S. facilities and a European manufacturing platform. She has been widely recognized for her influential voice in corporate social responsibility and sustainable manufacturing. Under her leadership, ECOS has become a Climate Positive company and has won many awards for its innovations in safer green chemistry, including the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Partner of the Year. As a woman of African American and Greek descent, she has made environmental and social justice a cornerstone of ECOS’s mission and is proud to lead a WBENC and NMSDC certified business. With a BA in Communication Studies & History from UCLA and an MBA from Chapman University, she is an active member of several boards of directors, including the XPRIZE Foundation and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation.


For cap and gowns, please visit UCLA Commencement.

For academic eligibility questions or for more information about the College ceremony, click HERE.

Graduating Seniors: Remember to declare your Degree Expected Term via MyUCLA and check your MyUCLA page for graduation announcements and ticket information. Students with a Degree Expected Term of Spring or Summer are automatically included for the Spring Commencement; Fall quarter graduates will need to file a Special Inclusion Petition.

Graduating seniors: For a graduation check for the Environmental Science major, please make an appointment with Royce.