2017 College Commencement brings thousands to Pauley Pavilion


Chancellor Block addressed thousands of graduates and their friends and families at Pauley Pavilion during the UCLA College commencement, the largest of UCLA’s nearly 60 graduation ceremonies.

In all, the university awarded roughly 13,500 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees over the 2016-17 school year.

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block

“When you saw a need, you offered a helping hand,” Chancellor Block told graduates. “When you saw a wrong, you made it right. And when you saw injustice, you stood up against it… It’s time for you to take that same spirit of determination, that love of community, that insatiable need to make a better world around you, everywhere you go.”

Read Chancellor Block’s speech.
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