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Graduation


Applying for Graduation

All students planning to graduate must submit two separate Application for Graduation forms to officially notify the university of their intent to graduate in the term for which they apply.  The first Application for Graduation is to notify the university that you wish to graduate, and the second Application for Graduation notifies your college to begin the graduation processing.  Once you have registered for the courses you plan to take during your final quarter in which you expect to graduate, please submit both of your required Applications for Graduation via your R’Web portal. 

Please click on the term in which you plan to graduation below for more specific information about the deadlines to submit the Application for Graduation and other important information about the graduation process:


Spring 2017 Graduates

Deadline has passed (3/15/17). 

Please visit the UCR Commencement website for more information about the Spring Commencement Ceremony.  

(STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED IN SUMMER 2016 BUT DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE 2016 SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2017 SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY.  Please visit the UCR Commencement website or contact your academic advisor for more information about the steps to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony). 

Summer 2017 Graduates

Deadline for Summer Graduates Not Eligible or Not Interested in Participating in Spring Commencement: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:00pm

Deadline if Eligible to Participate in Spring Commencement has passed (4/6/17).  If you apply after the deadline, you may still be approved to participate, but your name will not be printed in the Commencement program book.

Students who need 8 units or less of summer work to complete their degree requirements, are approved to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony.  If their remaining coursework is to be taken off campus in summer (8 units or less), students must first submit proof of enrollment to their major advisor in order to be able to apply to participate in Spring Commencement.  

Students who need more than 8 units in the summer to complete their degree requirements but still wish to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony, must file a Blue Petition with their major advisor.  Students taking coursework off campus must submit proof of enrollment in non-UCR courses along with the Blue Petition.

(STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED IN SUMMER 2016 BUT DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE 2016 SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2017 SPRING COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY.  Please visit the UCR Commencement website or contact your academic advisor for more information about the steps to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony). 

Fall 2017 Graduates

Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 

Please see information section about Eligibility to Participate Spring Commencement Ceremony if you're interested in taking part in the Ceremony even though you are graduating in this term.

Winter 2018 Graduates

Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 

Please see information section about Eligibility to Participate Spring Commencement Ceremony if you're interested in taking part in the Ceremony even though you are graduating in this term.

Spring 2018 Graduates

Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Please review the Commencement Checklist on the UCR Commencement website for more information about the steps to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony. 

Summer 2018 Graduates

Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm.  Please see information section about Eligibility to Participate Spring Commencement Ceremony if you're interested in taking part in the Ceremony even though you are graduating in this term. 

 

Please note the following information when you apply for graduation:

  • If you receive any Incomplete grades in your graduation quarter you must delay graduation for an additional quarter to clear the Incomplete grade(s). Please contact your academic advisor as soon as you know you will be receiving an "Incomplete" for a course. If you do not do this before the end of week 10, your grade will automatically turn to an "F."
  • Please use R'Web to confirm the accuracy of your local address and telephone number, so that the CNAS Undergraduate Academic Advising Center and/or the Registrar's Office can contact you if there is a problem with your degree audit.
  • If you change your enrollment after your Application for Graduation has been submitted, please make sure to notify your academic advisor via email.
  • If you intend to participate in Spring Commencement, please refer to the UCR Commencement website.
  • Please visit the Registrar's Office website for information regarding your diploma.

 

Eligibility to Participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony

You are eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony if you complete all degree requirements at the end of Spring quarter or prior to Spring (i.e., Fall and Winter quarter graduates, and graduates from the previous summer if they did not participate in the previous spring commencement).

Students who need 8 units or less of summer work to complete their degree requirements, are approved to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony.  Students who take their remaining coursework off campus in summer (8 units or less), must first submit proof of enrollment to their major advisor to verify enrollment in order to be able to apply to participate in Commencement. 

Students who need more than 8 units in the summer to complete their degree requirements but still wish to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony, must file a Blue Petition with their major advisor.  Students taking coursework off campus must submit proof of enrollment in non-UCR courses along with the Blue Petition.

Students who intend to complete graduation requirements in the Fall quarter after the Spring Commencement in which they wish to participate are not allowed to participate in that Spring’s Commencement.  Students who are not eligible to participate in the current Spring Commencement Ceremony may participate in the ceremony the following spring. 

 

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.

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

Honors at graduation for students graduating Spring 2015 through Winter 2016 will be based on the following grade point average cutoffs. Only those students who have passed 60 or more UC units with letter grades will be considered.

Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude)     3.931

 High Honors (Magna Cum Laude)           3.802

 Honors (Cum Laude)                                3.594

 

Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions during the Application for Graduation process.

 


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