Graduation Checklists

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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.

Given that UC Riverside will continue to offer instruction remotely in the fall due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Riverside County, it is unlikely that we will be able to host the postponed in-person Commencement ceremonies on campus at the end of Fall Quarter 2020.

We will continue to follow guidelines established by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention and abide by orders from California Governor Gavin Newsom and the Riverside County Public Health Officer before determining appropriate dates for the postponed in-person ceremonies. Information regarding those ceremonies will be communicated to graduating students and their families approximately 3 months prior to the ceremony dates, so that they can plan accordingly.

Preparing for the Big Day

If you are a UC Riverside student and graduated in Fall 2019, or are approved by your College/School or the Graduate Division to graduate in Winter 2020 or Spring 2020, you are eligible to participate in the Class of 2020 Online Celebration on June 14, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Students who are planning to graduate in Summer 2020 and would like to take part in the online celebration must apply by the early application deadline.

To assist you in your preparations, we have prepared a checklist of things that you'll need to do beforehand:

Checklists for graduates who wish to participate in the postponed in-person Commencement ceremonies will be posted to this website approximately 3 months prior to the ceremony dates so that you can plan accordingly.