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International Institute Commencement Ceremony 2024

International Institute Commencement Ceremony 2024

UCLA International  Institute

Welcomes Graduating Bruins and Their Families to its

2004 Commencement Ceremony

June 15, 2024

6:30 pm in UCLA Royce Hall

Speaker: UCLA Alumni Association President Ann Wang 

Tickets are available only through graduating students.
The ceremony is expected to run through approximately 8:00 p.m.


photo of Ann Wang


In her senior year, international development studies alumna Ann Wang co-founded a business with fellow senior Jessica Wilson that focused on socially engaged entrepreneurship. Both women graduated in 2013.

The two alumnae went on to win a pitching contest for their fledgling company at the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia in 2014. They used the $400,000 prize from the competition to formally launch Enrou, an online marketplace that matches socially conscious consumers with products made by artisans and other producers in developing countries, with purchases functioning to support producers’ sustainable livelihoods.

Wang has since founded Pathos, a consulting practice and investment fund that advises businesses on technology and social impact. 

In 2015, the trailblazing IDS alumna won the UCLA Award for Recent Graduate Achievement. She joined the board of directors of the UCLA Alumni Association a year later and in July 2023, she became president of the board for a two-year term. She is the first Asian American woman and Millennial to serve in the position. Wang also sits on the UCLA Foundation Board and will become a UC Regent in July 2024.



Instructions for students

Students should arrive at Royce Hall no later than 5:45 pm, and proceed to the registration table, which will be located in the west lobby. There, you will pick up your name card that will be used to announce your participation in the ceremony and line up as directed. Note that no rehearsal will be held. Because of this, it is very important that you arrive at Royce Hall on time so that you can be directed to the proper location and given more detailed information on the ceremony. If you arrive after the processional takes place, you will not be allowed to participate, so please show up on time!


Instructions for guests

Guests should expect to arrive no later than 5:45 pm and should find seats for themselves inside of Royce Hall. As seating is general admission only, guests should arrive early with electronic tickets easily accessible. In order to ease day-of anxiety, it is highly recommended that students distribute their guest tickets prior to commencement day!


For additional details on graduation and commencement, click here.


Duration: 00:25:46

Duration: 00:25:46

15 Jun 24
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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