School of Business Ceremony

Important Deadlines

Jan 27, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Deadline for Winter 2020
Feb 10, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Available for Spring 2020
March 1, 2020
Undergraduate Grad App Deadline for Spring 2020
March 14, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Available for Summer 2020
March 30, 2020
Master's and Ph.D. Grad App Deadline for Spring & Summer 2020
April 1, 2020
Undergraduate Grad App Available for Summer 2020
April 7, 2020
Undergraduate Grad App Deadline for Summer 2020
May 14, 2020
Intent to Participate for Class of 2020 Online Celebration Available
May 21, 2020
Intent to Participate Deadline to select your Name to Be Read and have your name pre-recorded for your personalized graduate slide.
June 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
(Extended) Intent to Participate Deadline to submit your personal message and photo to be included on your personalized graduate slide.

School of Business

(Master's and Bachelor's degree candidates)

Date: Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Location: UCR Pierce Lawn 

Estimated Ceremony Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Tickets Required for Entry

Based on early estimates, we anticipate to be able to provide up to seven (7) tickets per graduate for the School of Business ceremony so please plan accordingly. The exact number of maximum tickets will be announced and posted here in May.

Please note, ticket ordering is not on a first-come, first-served basis. All graduates who are registered and order their tickets by Tuesday, May 26, 2020 are guaranteed the maximum number of tickets for their ceremony.

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.

Guest parking information will be available in Winter Quarter.

Graduate/Candidate Arrival and Check in

4:45 p.m. in front of the Student Services Building

Gates Open for Guest Seating

4:30 p.m.

Student Speakers


Indoor Simulcast

Guests who are sensitive to heat and sun may view the ceremony in University Lecture Hall or Watkins 1000. These lecture halls have climate-control and will show a live video-feed of the ceremony on a large screen. No tickets are required for entrance into these locations.

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 size and 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.