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Class of 2020 Checklist

Important Deadlines

Jan 25, 2021
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Deadline for Winter 2021
Feb 8, 2021
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Available for Spring 2021
March 1, 2021
Bachelor's Grad App Deadline for Spring 2021
March 16, 2021
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Available for Summer 2021
April 1, 2021
Bachelor's Grad App Available for Summer 2021
April 22, 2021
(Extended) Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Deadline for Spring and Summer 2021
April 22, 2021
(Extended) Bachelor's Grad App Deadline for Summer 2021
May 5, 2021
(Updated) Intent to Participate Form Opens
May 17, 2021
Intent to Participate Deadline to select Name to Be Listed in the commemorative Commencement e-program and your Name to Be Read for your personalized graduate slide and in-person name reading.
May 27, 2021
(Updated) Intent to Participate Deadline to submit your completed form. The form will close at 11:59 p.m.

Class of 2020 Checklist


Step 1: Submit your Intent to Participate Form for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 in-person graduate recognition and name-reading event

The Intent to Participate form confirms that you will be participating in the Class of 2020 and 2021 in-person graduate recognition and name-reading event. The form will open on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, and login and instructions will be e-mailed to the Class of 2020 graduates that afternoon.

Graduates from the Classes of 2021 and 2020 will also be provided the opportunity to sign up for blocks of time to walk cross a stage individually as their name is read, have their photo taken in academic regalia on stage, and exit the opposite side of the venue. The complete schedule for this year's Commencement activities is now available on the homepage

Per Chancellor Wilcox's latest announcement on Friday, May 7, 2021, we are pleased to announce that the Chancellor is granting an exception to our current campus policy prohibiting visitors to allow each student to bring no more than two guests with them into the venue. Once inside, students will remain at all times with their guests, who will cross the stage with them and join for a professional photograph. These activities will still be livestreamed for family and friends to watch online. Click here to see the latest Chancellor's announcement made on May 7.

As previously described, participants will line up with households socially distanced and all individuals wearing face coverings, as required by campus and public health guidelines. To protect the safety and health of fellow students and guests, as well as staff and volunteers who assist with the events, all participants must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination at check-in, with a completed COVID Vaccination Record Card issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unvaccinated individuals must arrive with a negative result from a SARS CoV-2 PCR test, performed no more than 48 hours prior to arriving on campus.

Consistent with California Department of Public Health guidance anyone who tests positive, is feeling ill, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has potentially been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, may not attend the graduation event and should follow public health recommendations. 

Any student or guest traveling or visiting from outside California and who is not vaccinated should self-quarantine per public health guidelines. All travelers who test positive or develop symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate and follow public health recommendations.

Any student or guest who is not vaccinated and who has come in contact with anyone with COVID-19 must quarantine per public health guidelines. Any student or guest who has symptoms of COVID-19 on the day of the event will not be able to attend the event, whether vaccinated or not. All attendees are expected to wash hands often or use hand sanitizer per CDC guidelines on the day of the Commencement activity.

Please note the important deadlines below: 

Monday, May 17, 2021: Deadline to select and submit your Name to Be Listed in the Class of 2020 commemorative Commencement e-program. Please note, if you register after this deadline your legal first and last name will be listed in the commemorative Commencement e-program and cannot be changed.

(Updated) Thursday, May 27, 2021: Deadline to submit your completed Intent to Participate form to register for your in-person graduate recognition and name-reading event. The form will close at 11:59 p.m. 

Additional details and information will be added to this checklist as they are finalized.

Step 2: Participate in Virtual Grad Fair

The Virtual Grad Fair will take place from Monday, April 26th through Monday, May 3rd for online orders of graduation accessories, sashes, regalia packages, and other UCR gear.  The link to Virtual Grad Fair will be posted here and e-mailed to Class of 2020 graduates on Monday, April 26, 2021.

If you are planning to participate in the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 in-person graduate recognition and name-reading event, you are encouraged to wear a cap and gown, however regalia is not required for participation.

Step 3: Participate in UC Riverside's Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 in-person graduate recognition and name-reading event

The complete schedule for this year's in-person graduate recognition and name-reading events is now available on the homepage

Step 4: Join the UCR Alumni Association

Stay Connected! We take great pride in our graduates and want to ensure your further success. Join the UCR Alumni Association to stay connected, meet fellow alumni and build a beneficial network.