The Computational and Systems Biology Commencement Ceremony is held each June over Commencement Weekend to celebrate our graduating seniors and Departmental Scholars.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the College of Letters and Science Main Commencement Ceremony. More details on UCLA Commencement activities can be found here.

Please direct any questions about the CaSB Commencement Ceremony to

Spring 2021 CaSB Commencement Celebration

Friday, June 11th, 2021
10:00 AM PST
Zoom Link to Be Provided to Grads and Guests

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the Computational & Systems Biology Interdepartmental Program will be hosting a virtual Commencement Celebration for the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 11th at 10:00 AM via Zoom. The Ceremony will feature remarks by the Chair and a student speaker. Each participating graduate will be recognized by having their name and accomplishments read.

Immediately following the conclusion of the formal program, graduates and guests will be invited to join us for a virtual social/reception via a platform called Gather, which helps mimic some of the elements of an in-person event.

After the live celebration, a recording of the speeches will be posted on the CaSB website for graduates, friends, and families who choose not to participate in the live ceremony to view at a later time. The video will remain posted for one week after the live celebration.

Participating in CaSB’s Virtual Commencement Celebration

Computational & Systems Biology majors who are eligible to participate in the 2021 Commencement Celebration will be contacted by email by the CaSB Undergraduate Office with directions on how to sign up for the CaSB celebration. In order to sign up for the celebration, graduates will be asked to fill out a senior survey and confirm the information that will be read out along with their names during the celebration.

CaSB majors who graduated in Fall 2020 (and did not participate in the Spring 2020 ceremony) or Winter 2021, and degree candidates for Spring and Summer 2021 are eligible to participate in CaSB Commencement. Degree candidates for Fall 2021 also have the option of participating in the 2021 CaSB celebration. Departmental Scholars who have completed or will be completing their master’s requirements in the above terms are also eligible to participate.

Note, participation in Commencement activities is not the same as “graduating.” Students who participate in Commencement are not guaranteed to earn a degree. Please consult with your UCLA College Counselor and the CaSB Counselor, Annelise Werhel, to confirm completion of degree requirements.


Friends and families are invited to join the virtual celebration. To ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom license, each graduate will be allocated a certain number of log-ons (unique devices that can connect to the Zoom meeting) to share with friends and family. More information will be sent to graduates via email.

The UCLA and College Commencement Celebrations

In addition to the CaSB departmental celebration, CaSB students can also participate in UCLA’s in-person procession. More details on this UCLA-wide Commencement celebration can be found here. The College of Letters & Science will also be honoring graduates virtually this year. More details on the College Commencement Celebration can be found here. Please direct any questions about the College Commencement Celebration here.

2019 and 2020 Commencement Photos

2020 Graduates, Faculty, and Staff Group Photos:

2019 Photos: