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Graduation 


All students planning to graduate must submit an Application for Graduation form 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 as well as notifies the GSOE 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 your required Application for Graduation via your R’Web portal. Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions during the Application for Graduation process.

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:

  • Fall 2019

    If you want to graduate in Fall 2019, you must submit your application by August 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. Application is available on May 21, 2019.

    Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
    If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions by December 17, 2019.

    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.

    Note:  Deadlines applicable to undergraduate students only. Graduate students should contact Graduate Division or their graduate advisor for this information.

  • Winter 2020

    If you want to graduate in Winter 2020, you must submit your application by December 1, 2019 at 4 p.m. Application is available on November 5, 2019.

    Transfer Work Transcript Deadlines
    If you completed transfer work required for graduation, you must submit transcripts reflecting this work to Undergraduate Admissions. Deadline TBA.

    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.

    Note:  Deadlines applicable to undergraduate students only. Graduate students should contact Graduate Division or their graduate advisor for this information.

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 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 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 notify their major advisor. Students taking coursework off campus must submit proof of enrollment in non-UCR courses to their major advisor for review and approval.

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. 

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. 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:
3.86: Summa Cum Laude
3.78: Magna Cum Laude
3.54: Cum Laude