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2021 Events

 
SOE Virtual Commencement Celebration
(Fall 20, Winter 21, Spring 21, Summer 21 Graduates)
 
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
This is a SOE exclusive event that is being hosted by the department for SOE’s Class of 2021 (those that graduated in the 2020 Fall, 2021 Winter, or 2021 Spring). Graduating students are invited to attend via Zoom and should have received the invitation (if you didn’t please contact your academic advisor). This is a “meeting style” event. Remarks will be provided by the SOE deans/program directors, and three selected students. SOE will close out the event with a slideshow of message posted to GSOE’s Kudoboard. There will be no individual name recognition readings at this event. Family and friends are encouraged to watch it simultaneously on YouTube Live by logging onto this link at 4pm: https://bit.ly/gsoe2021
The YouTube Live will be available to view any time after the event as well.
 
Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony
(Fall 20, Winter 21, Spring 21, Summer 21 Graduates)
 
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Zoom link pending – check back here for information
This event is for Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates.
This is a pre-recorded event organized by UCR with remarks from the Chancellor, Interim Dean Louie Rodriguez, where there will be individual name readings and recognition for all SOE graduates. This is pre-recorded, and can be viewed beginning at 6pm and any time after.
 An intent to participate should have been completed for this event, if you have questions about this please contact your advisor.
 
In-Person Graduate Recognition and Name-Reading Event
(Fall 19, Winter 20, Spring 20, Summer 20 Graduates)
(Fall 20, Winter 21, Spring 21, Summer 21 Graduates)
 
If you are planning to participate in this event, you are encouraged to wear a cap and gown, however regalia is not required for participation.
Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
SOE Master's and Bachelor's degree candidates
Zoom link pending – check back here for information
An intent to participate should have been completed for this event, if you have questions about this please contact your advisor.
 

Deadlines to Apply for Graduation


Graduating in Absentia

If you completed all your degree work, but did not apply for graduation during your graduating quarter, then you do not need to apply for readmission. Follow the steps outlined below to apply for graduation. 

Spring 2021

If you intend to graduate in Spring 2021, you must submit your application by March 1, 2021 at 4 p.m. Application is available February 8, 2021. Please note: If you wish to participate in the UCR Class of 2021 Celebration (https://commencement.ucr.edu/), you must submit your Intent to Participate Form by the Commencement Team’s deadline. The login and instructions were emailed to eligible students on May 5, 2021.
Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. This work must be posted to your student record by June 15, 2021. 

Summer 2021

If you intend to graduate in Summer 2021, you must submit your application by July 1, 2021 at 4 p.m. Application is available on April 1, 2021.
 
Please note: If you wish to participate in the UCR Class of 2021 Celebration (https://commencement.ucr.edu/), you must submit your Intent to Participate Form by the Commencement Team’s deadline. The login and instructions were emailed to eligible students on May 5, 2021.

Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. This work must be posted to your student record by September 14, 2021.

Fall 2021

If you intend to graduate in Fall 2021, you must submit your application August 15, 2021 at 4 p.m. Application is available May 17, 2021.
 
Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. This work must be posted to your student records by  December 14, 2021. 

Winter 2022

If you intend to graduate in Winter 2022, you must submit your application by March 1, 2022 at 4 p.m. Application is available February 7, 2022.
 
Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. This work must be posted to your student records by  March 22, 2022. 

Helpful Information

  • Preparing for College Graduation
    1. Resolve any incomplete grades (I) and/or grade delays (GD) you may have received directly with the instructor and copy your Academic Advisor. 
    2. Update your official Name and personal information: : https://registrar.ucr.edu/grades-records/information 
    3. 40 Hours of Fieldwork: To clear your fieldwork, verify your fieldwork placement, or need help finding a fieldwork placement, visit: https://education.ucr.edu/community-engaged-learning 
    4. Find the UCR 2021 commencement checklist  here to help you review the steps to participate in this year's commencement activities. 
    5. 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.
  • 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:

    1.    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.

    2.    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.

  • Degree Audit

    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 Delay or Incomplete
            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: admissions@ucr.edu 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 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, or completing your degree in Summer 2021. 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. 

     

  • Ordering UCR Regalia
    The UCR Grad Fair ended on May 3, 2021. To order UCR regalia, sashes, and other UCR memorabilia please visit this  link. Each color, worn on tassels, hoods, velvet and satin trimmings, represents a specific educational discipline. For Education our tassel is light blue. You may learn more about other colleges graduation colors and UCR traditions, here: https://commencement.ucr.edu/#tradition_symbols

     

  • Degree Conferral Transcripts and Diploma

    Degree conferral is finalized about 6-8 weeks after final grades are officially released. Your college will email you when your degree has been successfully conferred.

    ·         Request a degree-posted transcript

    ·         Diploma information

  • Honors and Awards

     

    University Honors

    A program and community that emphasizes scholarship, engagement, and student success. University Honors also differs from numerous honors societies (student organizations), each having a separate admission process not administered by University Honors. The University Honors cords are awarded to undergraduates who are on track to complete the University Honors program (honors.ucr.edu). Admission to University Honors is competitive and is dependent on grade point average, as calculated by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for first-year and transfer applicants, application essays, demonstrated leadership, and academic integrity.  Prior to COVID, University Honors provided cords to their graduating seniors at the University Honors Cording Ceremony, which students then wear during their respective commencement ceremony. For June 2021, the Cording Ceremony will be online. If you are an enrollee of the University Honors program, then please contact University Honors directly regarding University Honors cords and additional questions about their ceremony: honors.ucr.edu.

     

    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 Fall 2020 – spring 2021, 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 2021 graduates and the new official GPA cutoffs will be posted at the end of Summer 2021.

     

    Official GPA Cutoffs for Spring 2020 – Winter 2021 Alumni

    Unofficial GPA Cutoff for Spring and Summer 2021 graduates – to be used for Commencement

    Official GPA Cutoff for Spring and Summer 2021 graduates – transcript and diploma purposes

    Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude)

    3.87

    3.87

    TBD by Spring 2021 GPA

    High Honors (Magna Cum Laude)

    3.8

    3.8

    TBD by Spring 2021 GPA

    Honors (Cum Laude)

    3.56

    3.56

    TBD by Spring 2021 GPA

     

    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 2021 overall degree GPA. During Commencement, students receive Honors medals to be worn with their Regalia.  the Honors For 2021,medals will be distributed during the in-person Commencement Ceremony when it becomes rescheduled.

    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.

     

    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
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