University of California, Riverside




Be a Part of the Celebration!

UCR's ladder-rank faculty, adjunct professors, visiting faculty, lecturers, supervisors of teacher education, librarians, and academics all play a critical role in the education and growth of our students and contribute to their success both inside and outside the classroom.

Your participation at Commencement is very meaningful to your students, and we encourage you to attend and join them and their families in celebrating this important milestone. If you have a Ph.D. or M.F.A. candidate who is graduating this year, it is especially important that you attend to hood them.

Ph.D. and M.F.A. hooding for students in all colleges will take place at the Graduate Division Hooding ceremony on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 6 p.m. on the Pierce Lawn.

If you are not hooding a Ph.D. or M.F.A. student this year, we encourage you to attend your college/school ceremony. Please refer to the Commencement schedule for the complete list of ceremony dates, times and locations.

Faculty registration is now open. Please register to participate at Commencement online here. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Kim at (951) 827-3312 or by email:

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Event Management & Protocol
1144 Hinderaker

Tel: (951) 827-3144