University of California, Riverside


Staff and Volunteers


Make a Difference at Commencement!

UCR staff members, students, retirees and parents are invited to celebrate with the Class of 2018 at UC Riverside's 64th Commencement, June 15 - 19, 2018. Over 4,400 graduates are expected to attend, along with their proud family members and friends.

There are eight ceremonies to participate in. Please see the schedule page for dates, times and locations.

Commencement staff and volunteers play critical roles in serving our graduates and their guests during the ceremonies:

  • Candidate Check-in Team

This team is responsible for checking the candidates in, providing their name card and souvenir commencement book to them, and directing them to the line-up area. During the ceremony, this team will verify each candidate and give them instructions as they line up for the name reading.

  • Candidate Line-Up

This team is responsible for lining the candidates up, guiding them through the procession and seating them inside the venue. During the ceremony, this team will dismiss the graduates to the stage for the name reading and direct them back to their seats.

  • Guest Relations Staff

This team is  responsible for greeting guests as they arrive at the venue, answering questions, and providing directions and assistance to guests during the ceremonies.

Interested in Volunteering?

Producing Commencement ceremonies that honor and celebrate UCR's newest alumni requires the efforts of many people. We need your help to create the great memories that our students have worked so hard for.  

Volunteer Registration 

If you would like to volunteer for Commencement 2018, please register online here. If you have any questions please email Amy Kim at or call her at (951) 827-3144.

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