Faculty Participation


Be a Part of the Celebration!

UCR's ladder-rank faculty, adjunct professors, visiting faculty, lecturers, supervisors of teacher education, librarians, and academics all play a critical role in the education and growth of our students and contribute to their success both inside and outside the classroom.

Per the Chancellor's announcement on April 7, 2021, UCR is planning to hold limited, in-person Commencement activities for the graduating classes of 2021 and 2020. Remarks and greetings by university, Academic Senate, alumni, and student leadership will be delivered as a prerecorded program of approximately 30 minutes and released at the end of Spring Quarter. Students and their families may watch this at a convenient time and enjoy a tassel-turning or hooding moment with their loved ones at home.

Graduates from the Classes of 2021 and 2020 will 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. This activity will take place Saturday, June 5 and from Saturday, June 12 through Monday, June 14. Please see the full schedule here on the homepage.

Because there will be no academic procession or in-person program, UCR faculty members who wish to celebrate with the graduates may participate by volunteering to help staff these in-person activities. Faculty members without an assigned volunteer position will not be able to attend the in-person activities due to limited capacity and COVID guidelines. Please note, rental regalia is not required and will not be provided to faculty volunteers. 

To protect the safety and health of all participants, our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, volunteers must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before arriving at either venue. Those who are unvaccinated must have a PCR-based coronavirus test performed no more than 48 hours before coming to campus. Please click here for additional information.

If you have any questions, please contact Kodi Klein by email: Kodi.Klein@ucr.edu