2020 Commencement Celebration ceremonies have been postponed until they can be safely rescheduled.
An online celebration for UCR’s Class of 2020 will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. This virtual event will include a brief program filled with congratulations for the UCR Class of 2020. Please check your UCR email for a message from UCR Commencement on how to participate in the online celebration on June 14, 2020. Updates will be posted on the UCR Commencement website here.
Deadlines to Apply for Graduation
If you intend to graduate in Spring 2020, you must submit your application by March 1, 2020 at 4 p.m. Application is available February 10, 2020.
Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. Deadline June 16, 2020.
If you intend to graduate in Summer 2020, you must submit your application by July 1, 2020 at 4 p.m. Application is available April 1, 2020.
Please note: If you wish to participate in the UCR Class of 2020 Online Celebration scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020, then your graduation application must be completed by May 20, 2020.
Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. Deadline September 15, 2020.
If you intend to graduate in Fall 2020, you must submit your application by August 15, 2020 at 4 p.m. Application is available on May 18, 2020.
Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. Deadline December 18, 2020.
If you are graduating in absentia (you completed all your degree work, but did not apply for graduation during your graduating quarter), you do not need to apply for readmission. Follow the steps outlined above to apply for graduation. Should you submit a graduation application and not graduate within the quarter, another application must be submitted for the following quarter.
Apply for College Graduation
All undergraduates planning to graduate must apply for College Graduation to officially notify the university of their intent to graduate in the term for which they apply. The application for Graduation is to notify the university that you wish to graduate; it also notifies the GSOE to begin the graduation process. Once you have registered for the courses you plan to take during your final quarter in which you expect to graduate, please submit your required Application for Graduation via your R’Web portal.
Click on the term in which you plan to graduate below for more specific information about the deadlines to submit the Application for Graduation and other important information about the graduation process.
Complete these steps:
2. Confirm that your concentration, double major, and minor (if any) are correct in your Student Profile and Degree Audit. Please contact your Academic Advisor if your programs are missing or incorrect.
3. Submit your College Graduation application (per major only) via R’web by 4:00 pm of the deadline identified for the graduating term below. To apply, open the “Graduation, Grades, & Test Scores” application, select your graduating term.
Double majors will need to submit a College graduation application for each major. You may need to complete additional graduation applications for your second Colleges. Please contact your Academic Advisor if the term and/or curriculum programs are missing or incorrect.
Satisfying remaining units: It is important to meet UCR Residency (completing 35 of final 45 units at UCR during final year) and satisfying 180-216 degree units. Your degree audit will update about 24 hours after any enrollment change. If the degree audit continues to alert you about missing units to meet these requirements, then you must add those units.
Degree % completion:
1. Students enrolled in their final courses will remain at a steady 98% degree completion until final grades are released, achieving 100% degree completion.
2. Students with 99% or 97% or below degree completion have either:
a. Holds to clear
b. Grade Delays or Incompletes
c. Pending transfer work
d. Degree requirements to satisfy
Your Academic Advisor(s) will be working with you to resolve the issues throughout your final quarter.
Deadline to Transfer Units to UCR
Students taking coursework off campus must submit a petition and provide proof of enrollment in non-UCR courses to their major advisor for review and GSOE Associate Dean approval. If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must immediately submit official transcripts to Undergraduate Admission: email@example.com by the deadline identified for your graduating term below. Keep your Academic Advisor updated as to the status of your transcripts.
Eligibility to Participate in Commencement Ceremony
You are eligible to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony if you applied for College Graduation and completed all degree requirements during: Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, or completing your degree in Summer 2020. Alumni unable to participate in their own ceremony may participate in this ceremony.
Students who need summer work to complete their degree requirements must meet with their academic advisor. Students who take their remaining coursework off campus in summer (8 units or less), must first submit proof of enrollment to their major advisor and obtain GSOE Associate Dean permission 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 notify their major advisor and obtain GSOE Associate Dean permission to participate in Commencement. Students who intend to complete graduation requirements in the Fall quarter, after the Spring Commencement in which they wish to participate in, 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.
Enrolling in Units Subsequent to Expected Graduation Term
If you have submitted your college graduation application(s), please do not enroll in terms subsequent to your graduation term. Doing so, will void your graduation application. Contact your Advisor(s) if you need to cancel your graduation application and extend your expected graduation term.
- Degree Conferral Transcripts and Diploma
Honors and Awards
Standard for the Award of Latin Honors
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 passed 60 or more UC units with letter grades will be considered for Honors.
For students who have identified GSOE as their primary college, official Latin Honors designation for students who graduated Spring 2019 – Winter 2020, are based on the overall degree grade point average (GPA) cutoffs listed below.
The official determination of Latin Honors (for transcript and diploma purposes) will be based upon the calculated grade point averages of the actual Spring 2020 graduates and the new official GPA cutoffs will be posted at the end of Summer 2020.
Official GPA Cutoffs for Spring 2019 – Winter 2020 Alumni
Unofficial GPA Cutoff for Spring and Summer 2020 graduates
Official GPA Cutoff for Spring and Summer 2020 graduates
Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude)
High Honors (Magna Cum Laude)
Honors (Cum Laude)
Commencement Ceremony: Recognition of Latin Honors at the Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer graduation candidates is based on unofficial GPA cutoffs based on their Winter 2020 overall degree GPA. During Commencement, students receive Honors medals to be worn with their Regalia. For 2020, the Honors medals will be distributed during the in-person Commencement Ceremony when it becomes rescheduled.
Provides University Honors cords to graduates at the University Honors Cording Ceremony, which students then wear during their respective commencement ceremony. For June 2020, the Cording Ceremony will be online. Please contact University Honors directly regarding University Honors cords and additional questions about their ceremony: honors.ucr.edu.
Academic Merit and College Awards
Undergraduates are celebrated at the Academic Merit Convocation scheduled every Spring. Our recipients for the following awards are notified during the Spring term.
For 2020, the Academic Merit Convocation has been cancelled and will be rescheduled with the in-person Commencement event.
1. Outstanding Achievement Award. This award recognizes students—one from each of the colleges—who are selected by their respective Deans (based on faculty nominations) for their exemplary achievement in academics and research or creative activity, breath of involvement in the college, and commitment to service and citizenship.
2. Academic Excellence Award. This award recognizes students—one from each Education major concentration—who are selected by the Undergraduate Education Committee (based on faculty nominations) for achieving excellence in their academics and research or creative activity.
3. Dean’s Academic Distinction Award. After Winter quarter grades, all undergraduates who have a 3.9 and above overall degree grade point average (GPA) are awarded:
a. Medals for Juniors and Seniors
b. Honors pins for freshman and sophomores