College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Ceremony

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Ceremony

(Master's and Bachelor's degree candidates)

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Toyota Arena (Ontario, CA)
Estimated Ceremony Length: 2 hours

Tickets Required for Entry

Seven (7) tickets will be provided per graduate for the CNAS ceremony so please plan accordingly. Additional ticket requests may not be considered due to Toyota Arena's maximum capacity for Commencement ceremonies.

Graduates do NOT need a ticket for entry. Children under the age of 2 do NOT need a ticket to attend. 

Tickets will be claimed and distributed electronically via Ticketmaster the week of June 3 only to registered graduates who submit their Intent to Participate form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Please note, ticket ordering is not on a first-come, first-served basis. All graduates who are registered through the Intent to Participate form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024 are guaranteed the maximum number of tickets for their ceremony.

Graduates who register after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024 are not guaranteed the maximum number of tickets.

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. 

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests will not be assigned a specific seat so please disregard the seat number on the electronic guest ticket.

Directions and Parking

Please visit the Toyota Arena website here for details on directions and parking at the venue. 

Registered graduates will receive one complimentary Graduate Parking Pass for the designated graduate parking lot at Toyota Arena. This parking pass is valid for GRADUATES ONLY and will be verified by a parking attendant at Toyota Arena.

Registered graduates will claim their one complimentary Graduate Parking Pass via Ticketmaster when they claim their guest tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: The complimentary parking pass is only valid for the ceremony you will be participating in and will not be accepted by Toyota Arena if you are attending a different ceremony as a guest.

The parking fee for guests is $15 per vehicle so please consider carpooling. Please note, Toyota Arena parking attendants accept major credit cards; MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover. Cash will not be accepted.

Graduate/Candidate Arrival and Check in

Graduates should plan to arrive and park at Toyota Arena 1 hour and 30 minutes prior to their ceremony start time. 

Graduates must check-in at the Graduate Check-In area at Toyota arena by 12:15 p.m. Additional parking and Graduate Check-In information and instructions will be posted here and e-mailed to graduates in June.

Gates Open for Guest Seating

12:30 p.m. (1 hour prior to ceremony start time)

Toyota Arena Policies & Prohibited Items

Please visit the Toyota Arena website for the complete list of prohibited items and further details on Arena policies.


All guests entering the arena are subject to a metal – detector screening by way of walk-thru Magnetometer and/or Wand, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Toyota Arena Security personnel. The purpose of the inspection is to detect prohibited items and is for the safety of our guests and our staff.

We ask that you please…

  • Arrive early and be prepared for additional security measures.
  • Limit items brought to the building.
  • Be prepared to pass through the screening process. This will consist of a bag check as well as passing through the magnetometers. Be prepared to empty pockets BEFOREHAND.

BAG POLICY: In an effort to enhance safety and security, Toyota Arena prohibits all bags larger than 12 x 12 in size, all backpacks and multi pocket bags from being brought into the Arena with the following exceptions (in each case, after proper inspection):

  • Purses or bags that are 12" x 12" with a single zipper closure/flap or smaller
  • Clear bags (plastic or vinyl) with no obscured interior pockets that do not exceed 12.75" x 6.5" x 12.75"
  • Medically necessary items, including diaper bags that accompany an infant.

Other than the above-noted exceptions, all other bags must be returned to the patron's vehicle.


For safety reasons, guests are refused entry if they are in possession of prohibited items. All entry constitutes consent to search. Illegal items will be confiscated and turned over to the police. If a guest is found inside the venue with a prohibited item, the item will be confiscated and the guest may be ejected from the facility.

Toyota Arena Disabled Services for Guests

Toyota Arena strive to provide excellent service to all of our guests, including those with disabilities and special needs. Toyota Arena recognizes the needs of persons with disabilities and has met or exceeded the requirements of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California accessibility mandates. Toyota Arena provides a full range of accommodations for guests with disabilities to ensure their safety, comfort and enjoyment of our events and facilities.

Please visit the Toyota Arena website here for more information.

Live Webcast

Each of UCR's Commencement ceremonies will be webcast live. A link to the webcast will be posted the Commencement home page the week before Commencement.