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Anthropology Department Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, June 16, 2018

11:00AM | Dickson Court North


Keynote Speaker – Dax Shepard

While attending the University of California Los Angeles, Detroit native Dax Shepard trained at The Groundlings Theater for improv and sketch comedy, and landed his first TV role on “Punk’d” in 2003. Since then, Shepard has appeared in multiple films, including “Without a Paddle,” “Idiocracy,” “Employee of the Month,” “Baby Mama,” “The Judge” and “This Is Where I Leave You.”  He wrote, directed and starred in three films: “CHIPS,” “Hit and Run” and “Brother’s Justice” (co-directed by David Palmer). He also starred in the network television drama “Parenthood,” for which he received a 2015 People’s Choice Award nomination. Shepard next will star in FOX’s upcoming comedy pilot, “Bless This Mess,” opposite Lake Bell. He also recently launched "Armchair Expert," a podcast in which he talks with some of the most iconic creative personalities around the world.



  • Ticket ordering will take place on MyUCLA between Friday, April 27th, and Friday, May 18th.
  • After May 18th, please contact Myrna Dee Kikuchi at myrnadee@anthro.ucla.edu with any ticketing requests.
  • Students can order up to twelve (12) tickets - the first four (4) are complimentary and additional tickets (up to 8) are $12.00 each. If more than twelve tickets are needed, students can request up to four (4) wait listed tickets.
  • All ticket sales are final. No refunds will be issued for unused tickets.



  • All tickets are to be picked up from the Central Ticket Office between Tuesday, May 29th, and Friday, June 8th.



  • Students should plan to arrive at check in at 10:00AM.
  • Each student must retrieve a Reader Card upon check in. The Reader Card allows students to provide our readers with the phonetic spelling of their names.



  • The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00AM and is expected to last about 1.5 hours.
  • For information on the College of Letters and Science Commencement, click here.
  • For information on ordering your cap, gown, senior portraits, and announcements, click here
  • For any additional information, please visit the College Commencement Contact page, or contact Myrna Dee Kikuchi at myrnadee@anthro.ucla.edu.