UCR Business Commencement
UCR School of Business Commencement 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022
Do I need to apply for graduation to participate in the Commencement ceremony?
If you are a student who graduated in Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 or are expected to graduate in Spring 2022, you are eligible to participate in the Class of 2022 Commencement ceremony. If you expect to graduate in Summer 2022, you may be approved to participate if you submit your summer graduation application by the early deadline of April 11, 2022.
You must submit your graduation application via R’Web. In addition to this, bachelor's degree students of the School of Business must also complete their college graduation application.
Master's degree students must also complete the Advance to Candidacy application under R’Grad.
For instructions on how to file your graduation application, please visit the Registrar's Guide to Graduation Website.
Where do I order my cap and gown?
You can purchase your cap and gown at the Grad Fair from Wednesday, April 20 – Friday, April 22 at the UCR Campus Bookstore.
Bachelor's candidates: Cap, gown, and tassel may be purchased at the Grad Fair from Wednesday, April 20 - Friday, April 22 at the UCR Campus Bookstore. The price for a bachelor’s gown, cap, and tassel package is $56.98. Regalia purchased during Grad Fair will be available at a 10% discounted price.
Master's candidates: Master's regalia may be purchased at the Grad Fair, April 20-22. The price for Master’s gown, cap, and tassel package + Master's hood is $98.96. Regalia purchased during Grad Fair will be available at a 10% discounted price.
Regalia packages will be available for purchase after Grad Fair at the UCR Campus Bookstore through Commencement weekend at full price.
- Is parking free and where can I park?
How should I dress for Commencement?
There is no dress code. However, it is a special day for our graduates and their families and we suggest business casual attire.
What are the COVID-19 guidelines for Commencement and are we required to wear a mask?
COVID-19 Guidelines for Commencement
Please check back regularly for the most up to date information about COVID-19 requirements.
As announced on May 27, UC Riverside is reinstating indoor masking starting Monday, May 30 through Monday, June 13, 2022. Face coverings will be required in indoor spaces on campus and in university owned or operated venues.
All Commencement attendees must wear masks indoors, including volunteers and guests. Commencement speakers may remove their masks to deliver their remarks. Graduates may remove their masks while walking across the stage and while being photographed on or adjacent to the stage.
The health and safety of our graduates, guests, faculty, and staff is our top priority. All participating graduates have self-attested to comply with the participation requirements. To ensure a safe experience for all, please consider the following:
- Do not come to campus if you feel unwell or have recently tested positive for COVID-19.
- All participants, regardless of age should be fully vaccinated (two doses plus booster) or have had a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours (PCR test) or 24 hours (antigen test) prior to the ceremony. Providing proof of vaccination or test results is not required at this time.
- For indoor ceremonies, face coverings will be required for all in attendance, regardless of vaccination status. Free masks will be made readily available at the event.
- For outdoor ceremonies, face coverings are strongly recommended for all in attendance, regardless of vaccination status. Free masks will be made readily available at the event.
Are we required to show our vaccination card?
No proof of vaccination will be required at the ceremony. We ask that you observe safe health practices and respect the safety of your fellow participants and their guests.
Do my guests need a ticket to enter the Commencement ceremony?
Yes. On May 17, you can log into Marching Order with the same log-in information as for the Intent to Participate form and order your guest tickets.
The maximum number of tickets available to School of Business graduates is 7 tickets.
- Do I need to RSVP for the reception?
I have guests who want to watch online. How can they do that?
The UCR Business commencement will be streamed live. The link for the live stream will be posted on the UCR Commencement main page, under the School of Business listing (Schedule of Ceremonies), closer to the event. We will also make the link available on this page.
Can I have my preferred name read during graduation? How will my name appear on the Commencement program?
Graduates names will not be printed in an official program. Graduates must check the correct spelling of their names on the Intent to Graduate application.
If you would like to update your preferred/lived first name and middle name for Commencement purposes, you are required to update your information in R'Web.
Monday, April 4: Deadline to update your preferred first and middle names, and your mailing address in R'Web for Commencement. For more information on how to update your preferred names, please visit the Registrar's website here.
Will there be a professional photographer?
Campus has arranged for Grad Images to take graduate photos at the ceremony.
Can I post messages on the UCR KudoBoard?
Yes, please! We invite you to take a moment to share your memories, appreciation, and shout outs on this Kudoboard, which will be shared with all Highlanders. You can address your messages to a superstar graduate, memorable group, special class, student organization - or to the entire graduating class of 2022!
How can I stay connected after I graduate?
Please stay in touch! 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.
- You have made it to graduation, tell us your plans after graduation!