University of California, Riverside


School of Medicine


School of Medicine

(All M.D. degree recipients)

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Student Recreation Center (SRC) North
Estimated Ceremony Length: 1.5 hours
Tickets Required for Entry

We expect to be able to provide up to twenty (20) tickets per graduate at the School of Medicine Commencement / Hippocratic Oath ceremony so please plan accordingly. Up to 10 seats will be available on the floor and 10 in the bleacher sections. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directions and Parking

UC Riverside is located near the convergence of the 91-60-215 freeways in the city of Riverside.

General guest parking is available in Lot 13.

Parking for guests who require mobility assistance is available in Lot 24. Shuttles will be available to transport these guests to and from the Commencement venue.

Graduate/Candidate Arrival and Check-in:

3:00 p.m. – Graduates arrive at check-in and begin robing
3:30 p.m. – Class photo will be taken
4:00 p.m. – Graduates participate in ceremony dress rehearsal

Doors Open for Guest Seating:

5:00 p.m.

Student Speaker

student speakerPooja Siddharth Desai
M.D. Candidate

Keynote Speaker

keynoteRear Admiral Erica Schwartz, M.D.
Director of Health, Safety, and Work-Life
U.S. Coast Guard


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 sizeand 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.


A reception for M.D. candidates will immediately follow the ceremony in the courtyard.

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