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Teaching Credential 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
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.

Commencement Checklist for Teaching Credential Candidates 


Step 1: Confirm Completion

If you are completing UCR's Teacher Education Program and wish to participate at Commencement, you need to have completed the appropriate paperwork on time and received approval from the Teacher Education Program office. For specific eligibility information and application deadlines, contact Leticia Singh. GSOE students who are also graduating with their Master's degree should also refer to the Checklist for Advanced Degree Candidates.  

Step 2: Review and update your personal information in R'Web

Review your contact information and how your full name and credential 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 credential information updated, please contact Leticia Singh in the Teacher Education Program office.  Any changes or corrections to your credential information need to be updated to your record by May 4 to be included in the commemorative Commencement book so please allow sufficient time to process your request.

Step 3: Submit your Intent to Participate Form when the link is e-mailed to eligible students starting TBD

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 TBD. 

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

Step 4: Purchase your Cap and Gown (Not Required for Online Celebration in June 2020)

Please note, regalia is not required for the online celebration in June, so please only purchase regalia if you wish to have it.

Teacher Credential Candidates should purchase the cap and gown corresponding to the highest degree you have earned. Bachelor's and Master's regalia may be purchased through the Virtual Grad Fair website starting May 11, 2020. Prices are as follows:  Bachelor’s gown, cap and tassel package -$56.98; Master’s gown, cap and tassel + Master’s hood - $95.98. Regalia purchased May 11 - May 18, 2020 during Virtual Grad Fair Week will be available at a 10% discounted price.

You can also purchase your discounted lifetime membership in the Alumni Association and receive a free undergraduate or Master's cap and gown at Grad Fair. The Virtual Grad Fair website will still be live and available for online orders after May 18, however the 10% discount on regalia packages will no longer be offered.

Step 5: Attend Virtual Grad Fair Week

Virtual Grad Fair Week will take place online from May 11 - 18, 2020. The link to the Virtual Grad Fair website will be e-mailed to eligible students by May 8, 2020.

Step 6: Order your Guest Tickets starting TBD

Please note, tickets are not required for the online celebration in June 2020. The information on tickets below is regarding the in-person Commencement ceremonies.

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

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 UC Riverside's Online Celebration in June 2020 (Date TBD)

An online Commencement celebration for graduates and their families will be held in June 2020. Additional information regarding this celebration will be posted to the Commencement website homepage as soon as it is available. 

Step 9: Attend the Graduate School of Education and School of Public Policy Commencement ceremony on TBD

As you are aware, due to the current campus closure until June 19, 2020, UC Riverside's in-person Commencement ceremonies are being postponed until they can be safely rescheduled. Additional information regarding the postponed ceremonies will be posted to the Commencement website homepage as soon as it is available.

Teacher Credential candidates will participate in the GSOE and SPP ceremony on TBD. Please arrive on campus no later than 8:00 a.m. and check-in outside of the Student Services Building. Refer to the GSOE and SPP ceremony page for additional details. Click here to check out the virtual rehearsal for Commencement.

Step 10: 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 11: 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. Visit the UCR Alumni Association website for special membership information.