Make a Difference at Commencement!
UCR staff members, students, retirees, and parents are invited to celebrate with the Class of 2023 at UC Riverside's 69th Commencement. Over 6,000 graduates are expected to attend, along with their proud family members and friends.
Interested in Staffing Commencement? Register!
Producing Commencement ceremonies that honor and celebrate UCR's newest alumni requires the efforts of many people in the campus community. Commencement Staff play critical roles in assisting our graduates and guests during the ceremonies. We need your help to create the great memories that our students have worked so hard for!
The Commencement Staff registration form link will be added here at the end of March. If you are a School/College staff member interested in staffing your School/College ceremonies, please reach out to your respective Commencement Staff Coordinator listed below.
Please note, Commencement staff are required to check-in at Commencement Staff Check-in 1.5 to 2 hours prior to the ceremony start time so please plan accordingly.
Please see the various Commencement staffing positions that we need your help to fill!
Candidate Check-in Team
This team is responsible for checking the candidates in by distributing physical name cards and honors medals to eligible graduates, and directing them to the line-up area. During the ceremony, this team will verify each candidate and give them instructions as they line up for the name reading.
Candidate Line-Up Team
This team is responsible for lining the candidates up, guiding them through the procession and seating them inside the venue. During the ceremony, this team will dismiss the graduates to the stage for the name reading and direct them back to their seats.
Faculty/Administrative Party Robing & Regalia Distribution Team
This team is responsible for distributing regalia to registered faculty and Administrative Party members, as well as assisting with robing as needed in the Faculty/Administrative Party Room prior to the ceremony. After the ceremony, this team will collect rental regalia from faculty and Administrative Party as they return to the Faculty/Administrative Party Room.
Reserved Seating Team (SRC Ceremonies Only)
This team is responsible for staffing the two Reserved Seating entrances for guests on the Reserved Seating list. This team will collect the printed Reserved Seating tickets and distribute wristbands to guests before granting access to the Reserved Seating sections.
Guest Relations Team (SRC Ceremonies Only)
This team is responsible for greeting guests as they arrive at the venue, answering questions, and providing directions and assistance to guests during the ceremonies.
If you have any questions, please contact the respective Commencement Staff College Coordinator for the ceremony/ceremonies you would like to staff below:
- College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Coordinator: Julie Salgado
- College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences Coordinator: Owen Wolf
- Graduate Division Hooding Coordinator: Maria Pimentel
- Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Coordinator: Hannah Tomlinson
- School of Business Coordinator: Tamra Johnson
- School of Education Coordinator: Brittney Morales
- School of Medicine Coordinator: Allie Mosby
- School of Public Policy Coordinator: Mark Manalang