Help Make UCR’s 62nd Commencement Memorable

The Office of Event Management and Protocol is seeking staff, faculty and student volunteers for each of the seven ceremonies

Graduation is quickly approaching for the Class of 2016! With excitement (and mortarboards) in the air, each year, thousands of UCR graduates participate in the annual commencement ceremonies to honor their hard work in completing their academic requirements. All the late nights studying, exams and papers has led them to this momentous occasion. From the walk across the stage to the handshake to the bursts of cheers and chants, the success of the commencement ceremonies would not be possible without the volunteers behind-the-scenes.

This year, more than 4,000 students are expected to walk in the seven different ceremonies, spanning across four days from Friday, June 10 to Monday, June 13, on the lawn near the carillon. UCR staff, faculty, students, alumni and friends are encouraged to help out in UCR’s 62nd Commencement by volunteering their time and energy during one or all of the seven ceremonies.

Commencement staff and volunteers play critical roles in serving the graduates and their guests during the ceremonies. Their assistance is needed to check in and line up the candidates, sell commencement program books, provide directions and information for guests and to keep the procession lines moving.

Interested in volunteering? To get started, fill out a volunteer registration form. All volunteers are asked to attend the Staff & Volunteer Orientation and training on Wednesday, June 1st at the Alumni and Visitors Center on campus. Specific details about your participation in Commencement will be reviewed at this time.

For further information on volunteering, visit the Commencement website, or contact Jessica Martinez at or (951) 827-3144.

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