University of California, Riverside


Graduate Division Hooding Ceremony


Graduate Division Hooding Ceremony

(All Ph.D. and M.F.A. candidates) 

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018, 6:00 p.m., UCR Pierce Lawn
Estimated Ceremony Length: 3 hours

Tickets Required for Entry

We expect to be able to provide up to sixteen (16) tickets per graduate at the Graduate Division Hooding ceremony so please plan accordingly. The actual number of tickets available per graduate will depend upon the number of graduates participating. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Graduate/Candidate Arrival and Check in:

4:45 p.m. in front of the Student Services Building

Gates Open for Guest Seating:

5:00 p.m.

Student Speaker

student speakerMarie Christine Martin
Ph.D. Candidate

Indoor Simulcast Tickets

Guests who are sensitive to heat and sun may view the ceremony in University Lecture Hall or Watkins 1000. This facility will have climate-control and will show a live video-feed of the ceremony on a large screen. No tickets are required for entrance into this location.

Live Webcast

Each of UCR's Commencement ceremonies will be webcast live. A link to the webcast will be provided from the Commencement home page.

Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited on campus: tobacco products, alcohol, illegal drugs/paraphernalia, and weapons of any kind including firearms and knives and animals except for service dogs. Balloons, signs of any size and air horns etc. are not allowed at the venue; please leave these items at home or in your vehicle. Security will be screening at the venue.

Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on university property.

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