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2020 IoES Commencement

Graduation Ceremony

Information about the IoES commencement ceremony.

Where: Live on YouTube

When: Sunday, June 14th 

Time: Ceremony begins at 1:30 PM. Graduates should log into the Zoom 1:00 PM.
Zoom Reception with faculty members after the commencement ceremony.

2020 Commencement Keynote Speaker:

Iliza Shlesinger iliza shleng

Iliza is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her international sold out shows.  On the acting front, she was most recently seen co-starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in the #1 Netflix film Spenser Confidential, and will next be seen in the drama Pieces of a Woman starring Shia Labeouf and Vanessa Kirby. She was previously seen in 2018’s Instant Family, starring Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. Her new Netflix series The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show just premiered April 1.

In November 2019, she premiered her 5th Netflix stand up special Unveiled, which delves into her journey of getting married. Her past specials include War Paint, Freezing Hot, and Confirmed Kills. Iliza’s last Netflix special, 2018’s Elder Millennial, is the subject of Iliza Shlesinger: Over & Over, her “fan-u-mentary” which is currently streaming and gives fans an inside look into what goes into the making of one of her specials.

In 2017, she released her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity (Hachette Book Group) a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman’s approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.  On her new podcast AIA: Ask Iliza Anything she offers up her unique perspective to listeners, answering their questions on virtually any topic.  Past credits include, Truth & Iliza, the limited run talk show she hosted on Freeform and Forever 31, a digital series she created and starred in for ABC Digital.  She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Iliza recently launched “Christmas Mouth,” a limited-edition fragrance she created for her fans and named after her recently departed dog Blanche. A portion of the pre-sale proceeds went to support Best Friends Animal Society.


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.

For a graduation check for the Environmental Science major, please make an appointment.