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Applying for Graduation

All students planning to graduate must submit a Graduation Application to officially notify the University of their intent to graduate.  Once you have registered for the courses you plan to take in your final quarter, please submit your graduation application via your R’Web portal.  Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions about this process.  *Note for all students graduating in Winter 2022 and beyond: only 1 graduation application (submitted via R'web) is required; we no longer require a second application for the college.*

Click on the term in which you plan to graduate below for more specific information about the deadlines to submit your graduation application and other important information about the graduation process:

Graduation Terms

Spring Commencement Ceremony Eligibility for Summer Grads

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 10 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 (10 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 10 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 Honors Awards at Graduation

As passed by the Academic Senate, the Honors categories are based on the Spring graduating class: the highest 2% receive Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude), the next 4% receive High Honors (Magna Cum Laude), and the next 10% receive Honors (Cum Laude).  Only those students who have passed 60 or more UC units with letter grades will be considered for Honors.

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 graduated in Spring 2023 as well as those graduating in Summer 2023, Fall 2023, and Winter 2024, are based on the grade point average cutoffs listed below. 

Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude) 3.97
High Honors (Magna Cum Laude)  3.91
Honors (Cum Laude) 3.77

These cutoffs will also be used as the unofficial cutoffs for the 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 in September 2024.

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