A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

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2024 Commencement

UCR School of Business Commencement 2024

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | 6 p.m.

Toyota Arena, Ontario










Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

School of Business: 6 p.m. 

Master's and Bachelor's degree candidates

Location: Toyota Arena, Ontario










Commencement Reception


Location: The Barn at UCR

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

A reservation is required to attend this event
(we send out invitations by email to eligible students).


Commencement FAQs

  • When is Commencement 2024 taking place?

    Ceremonies for Master's and Bachelor's degree candidates in the School of Business are scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, CA.

    Please see the complete Schedule of UC Riverside 2024 Ceremonies here.

  • Do I need to apply for graduation to participate in the Commencement ceremony?


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

    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.

  • How should I dress for Commencement?

    Graduating students are required to wear graduation regalia, i.e. cap and gown. Master’s students must also wear their master level hood. Business casual clothing is recommended for attendees/guests and under graduation regalia.

  • Where do I order my cap and gown?

    You can purchase your cap and gown at the 2024 Grad Fair at the UCR Campus Bookstore.

    Grad Fair is your one-stop Commencement shop for everything Commencement. Grad Fair will be held in-person from Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19 at the UCR Campus Bookstore. 

    Grad Fair Hours 2024: 

    • Monday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Regalia packages will be available for purchase after Grad Fair at the UCR Campus Bookstore through Commencement weekend at full price.

  • Do I need to RSVP for the reception at The Barn?

    Yes. Registration for the reception is going to open in late Spring and invitations to register will be emailed. A reservation is required to attend the event, also for your guests.


  • When is Senior Sendoff this year?

    Senior Sendoff is an event dedicated to graduating UCR students. Pick up your senior gift from the Alumni Association, enjoy entertainment, food trucks, and learn about alumni resources available to you after graduation.

    Senior Sendoff will be held by the Bell Tower on May 23, 2024.

  • Where is the Toyota Arena in Ontario?

    Toyota Arena, Ontario

    More information

    Parking map:


  • How many tickets will each graduate receive for their ceremony?

    Maximum guest ticket counts for each ceremony are calculated based on the estimated number of participating graduates and the maximum capacity of Toyota Arena. This information is not currently available and will be added to this website in early Spring Quarter.

  • I have guests who want to watch online. How can they do that?

    The UCR Business Commencement will be streamed live on YouTube. We will provide the livestream information here on this webpage closer to the event. Campus will make the recording available on their YouTube channel in the 2024 Commencement playlist. We will add the recording as well to the UCR School of Business Commencement playlist on YouTube.

  • Will Toyota Arena parking be complimentary for graduating students?

    Yes, registered graduates will receive one complimentary Graduation Parking Pass for the designated graduate parking lot at Toyota Arena. This parking pass is valid for GRADUATES ONLY and will be verified by a parking attendant at Toyota Arena. 

    Additional information on the distribution of Graduate Parking Passes and parking instructions will be added to this website as information becomes available.

    PLEASE NOTE: The complimentary parking pass is only valid for the ceremony you will be participating in and will not be accepted by Toyota Arena if you are attending a different ceremony as a guest. 

  • How much is parking for guests attending Commencement at Toyota Arena?

    The parking fee for guests is $15 per vehicle so please consider carpooling. Please note, Toyota Arena parking attendants accept major credit cards; MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover. Cash will not be accepted.

    Disabled parking spaces are available in each parking lot. For more information on parking, please visit the Toyota Arena parking guide

  • Will guests be assigned a seat on their Toyota Arena ticket?

    No, guests will not be assigned a specific seat on their Toyota Arena ticket. Toyota Arena tickets guarantee entry and seating for one guest per ticket. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Tickets are required for entrance to all UCR Commencement ceremonies and may only be scanned once for admittance. Children under 2 do not need a ticket but will need to remain on a parent's lap for the duration of the ceremony.

  • What items are prohibited at Toyota Arena?

    To ensure efficient entrance into the venue, visit the Toyota Arena website for venue policies and prohibited items.

  • How can I request accessibility accommodations at Toyota Arena?

    Find accessibility details on the Toyota Arena website. For ADA requests and inquires please reach out to the Toyota Arena Guest Services Manager, Josh Salcedo: JSalcedo@toyota-arena.com.

  • Can I have my preferred/lived name read during graduation? How will my name appear on the Commencement program?

    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.

    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.

    For more information on how to update your preferred/lived names, please visit the Registrar's website here.

  • Does UC Riverside provide invitation letters for visas?

    UC Riverside does not provide invitation letters for visas. Students who are graduating from UC Riverside and need a Commencement invitation letter for visiting family members from overseas should follow the instructions here.

  • 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.

  • Congratulations on graduating! We want to hear what’s next!

    Graduate Students: If you are an AGSM graduate (MBA, PMBA, MPAc, MFin, or MSBA) please update us on your current employment status. Please know that this information will remain confidential.

    Undergraduate StudentsIf you are a business undergraduate, please update us here.


    Please note, the link will only be live to graduating students within their final quarter before graduation and 6 months after graduation.

    Your story matters! Each year, the UCR Career Center hosts the First-Destination Survey to capture information regarding the first career steps of UCR graduates within six months of graduation. They proudly track and highlight these outcomes that constitute the UCR success story. We believe every story matters, and this survey is about each student's unique journey and their first destination. 

    Share your first career story to inspire current and future UCR students.