University of California, Riverside




2018 Commencement Ticket Information

To ensure adequate seating all ceremonies will be ticketed.

The actual number of guest tickets available to each candidate will depend upon the number of candidates attending each ceremony. Please visit your ceremony webpage for information specific to your ceremony.

All guests attending must have a ticket for entry. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Children 2 and under do not need a ticket but will need to remain on a parent's lap for the duration of the ceremony.

UCR Commencement tickets are the property of the University and are issued to participating graduates at no charge. The sale, purchase, or duplication of Commencement tickets is strictly prohibited. 

Ordering Tickets

If you file your graduation application on time (see your checklist for deadlines) and are approved by your College/School or the Graduate Division to participate at Commencement, you may register for Commencement and order guest tickets online via the Intent to Participate form. A link to the Intent to Participate form and login instructions will be emailed to eligible students on April 12, 2018. Please note that all students who order their tickets by Monday, May 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. will be able to order the maximum number of tickets for their ceremony.

If you file your application to graduate after the deadline or do not order your guest tickets by Monday, May 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., the number of guest tickets you may receive is no longer guaranteed and will depend upon availability. Late registration will be open May 7 through May 29. 

Commencement Ticket Distribution

When you register and order your UCR Commencement tickets, you will be given the option to either print or electronically distribute your tickets via email. Each ticket will have a unique barcode and may only be scanned once for admittance. Duplicate tickets will be denied entrance. 

Additional Tickets

Information regarding the availability of additional tickets will be announced at the end of May 2018.

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