Commencement

Commencement Information

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Commencement Information

Congratulations on the completion of your degree! If you are a UC Riverside student graduating in Fall 2023, Winter 2024 or Spring 2024, you are eligible to participate in the Class of 2024 Commencement ceremony. If you expect to graduate Summer 2024, you may be approved to participate if you submit your Summer graduation application by the early deadline (TBA). 

Though students must be qualified graduates or graduation candidates to participate in Commencement, Commencement participation does not equate to graduation. Please check in with your advisor to confirm that you have met graduation requirements.

Information about Commencement is usually sent to graduates beginning in April via UCR email. Please look out for the 2024 Commencement Checklist for Bachelor's Degree Candidates to make sure you meet all of the requirements to participate in Commencement.

Further information is available on the Commencement website.

  • Eligibility to Participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony

    If you are a UC Riverside student graduating in Fall 2023, Winter 2024 or Spring 2024, you are eligible to participate in the Class of 2024 Commencement ceremony. If you expect to graduate Summer 2024, you may be approved to participate if you submit your Summer graduation application by the early deadline (TBA). 

    • Students taking their remaining coursework off campus during the summer must submit proof of enrollment to their major advisor to be eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement. 

    Students who intend to complete graduation requirements in the Fall 2024 term (after Spring 2024 Commencement) are not eligible to participate in the Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony.  Students who are not eligible to participate in the current Spring Commencement Ceremony will be eligible for a future ceremony based on their graduation term.

  • Standard for the Award of Honors at Graduation

    As passed by the Academic Senate, the Honors categories are based on the Spring graduating class: the highest 2% receive Highest Honors, the next 4% receive High Honors, and the next 10% receive Honors.  Only those students who have met the GPA cut off and passed 60 or more quarter units of graded courses at the University of California are eligible to receive any category of honors upon graduation.

    Please remember that recognition of Honors at the Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer graduation candidates is based on unofficial data. The official determination (for transcript and diploma purposes) will be based upon the calculated grade point averages of the actual Spring graduates.

    Official honors designations for students who graduate in Fall 2023, and Winter 2024, are based on the grade point average cutoffs listed below. These cutoffs will be used for unofficial honors designations at commencement for Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 graduates. The official grade point average cutoffs for the Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 graduates will be based on the calculated grade point averages of the actual Spring 2024 graduates and will be posted here around September 2024.

    HIGHEST HONORS 3.97
    HIGH HONORS  3.91
    HONORS  3.78
  • Receiving Your Diploma

    Your diploma will be mailed directly to you at the permanent address listed in R’Web. Please make sure this address is up-to-date! You can change your permanent address by clicking on the “Personal Information” icon in R’Web.

    An email will be sent to your R’Mail account when your diploma has been shipped. This generally occurs 8-10 weeks after the quarter ends. Make sure that you forward your R’Mail to your personal email account so that you don’t miss the notice.

    Diplomas will not be mailed if there is an outstanding financial balance due. Log in to R’Web to view any holds you may have, their description, and who to contact to resolve the hold.  In most cases, the office that placed the hold is the only one that can release it.  If you have questions, we recommend contacting that office directly.  Contact the Registrar’s Office once you have cleared your holds to have your diploma mailed.