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Bachelor's Degree Checklist

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
April 16, 2020
Intent to Participate Available
May 4, 2020
Intent to Participate Deadline to be printed in commemorative Commencement book.

Commencement Checklist for Bachelor's Degree Candidates

 

Step 1: Apply to Graduate

In order to graduate from UCR, undergraduate students must submit a two-step graduation application. Students should start the graduation application process via R'Web. Once the graduation application is completed in R'Web, students will be directed to their College graduation application. For undergraduate students, you have not completed the application process until both applications have been submitted.

4:00 p.m., December 1, 2019 – deadline to apply to graduate Winter 2020.

4:00 p.m., March 1, 2020 – deadline to apply to graduate Spring 2020.

4:00 p.m., April 7, 2020 – deadline to apply to graduate Summer 2020 and participate at Commencement.  If you apply after the deadline, you may still be approved to participate, but your name will not be printed in the commemorative Commencement book.

For more information regarding filing your graduation application, please visit the Registrar's Guide to Graduation website.  

Step 2: Review and Update your Personal Information in R'Web

Review your contact information and how your full name and degree information are recorded in R'Web as soon as possible to ensure that they are correct. Make sure to populate your Preferred First and Middle Name in R'Web if it is different than your legal name.

If you need to have your name corrected, information regarding requesting a change or correction of name is available on the Registrar's website.  Any changes or corrections to your name need to be updated to your record by May 4 to be included in the commemorative Commencement book so please allow the Registrar’s Office sufficient time to process your request.

If you need to have your degree information updated, please contact your department’s Student Affairs Officer.  Any changes or corrections to your degree information need to be updated to your record by May 4 to be included in the commemorative Commencement book so please allow them sufficient time to process your request.

Step 3: Submit your Intent to Participate Form when the link is e-mailed to eligible students starting April 16, 2020

Not everyone who graduates chooses to participate at Commencement. If you are planning to attend, you must register to walk in Commencement through the Intent to Participate form beginning April 16, 2020. 

The Intent to Participate form will be e-mailed to eligible students. You must submit your Intent to Participate form by May 4, 2020 to ensure that you are printed in the commemorative Commencement book.

Step 4: Purchase your Cap and Gown

Bachelor's degree cap, gown and tassel may be purchased at Grad Fair, April 21 - 23. The price for a bachelor’s gown, cap, and tassel package is $56.98. You can also purchase your discounted lifetime membership in the Alumni Association and receive a free undergraduate cap and gown at Grad Fair. Following Grad Fair, bachelor’s caps and gowns may be purchased at the UCR Campus Store.  

Step 5: Attend Grad Fair 

Grad Fair will be held Tuesday, April 21 through Thursday, April 23 in HUB 302. 

Grad Fair hours:

  • Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Step 6: Order your Guest Tickets starting May 13, 2020

Ticket ordering will open starting May 13, 2020. Information regarding how and when to order your guest tickets will be sent via e-mail to registered students the week of May 4.

Once you submit your ticket order, 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. 

Please see your ceremony page for more information regarding tickets for your specific ceremony. 

Step 7: Tell Us your Plans After Graduation

You've made it to graduation, but what's your next destination? Tell us your next step now!

Step 8: Attend Commencement - June 12, 13, 14, & 15

Please refer to your ceremony webpage for additional details regarding your specific ceremony, including when to arrive and where to check-in. Click here to check out the virtual rehearsal for Commencement.

Step 9: Leave Your Legacy

Leave your mark at UCR by making a contribution to the 2020 Senior Class Gift Campaign. Generations of Highlanders before you helped pave the way for the class of 2020 by giving back to UCR through philanthropy and service.

Help us get 100 grads to make a gift - at any amount - before Commencement!

Step 10: 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.

Step 11: Diplomas

Diplomas are not distributed at Commencement. For information regarding the distribution of diplomas, please visit the Registrar's website.