Congratulations, Class of 2016!

A slideshow that captures the joy and excitement from the 62nd annual commencement ceremonies

UCR Highlanders celebrating their achievements at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences commencement ceremony in 2016. GradImages

For the graduating student, commencement is the payoff for all the late nights studying, hours spent in lectures and hard work throughout the years.

This year, nearly 5,400 UCR graduates were eligible to walk during the 62nd annual commencement ceremonies, held between Friday, June 10 and Monday, June 13.

The excitement was felt on campus during each of the seven ceremonies. Thousands of family members and friends showed up to support their graduate with cheers and chants of joy.

Check out some highlights from the 2016 commencement ceremonies!

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A collection of the best moments from UCR's 62nd annual commencement ceremonies.
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    Nearly 5,400 students were eligible to participate in the 62nd commencement ceremonies at the University of California, Riverside.
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    Ashley Harano, graduating student and the Associated Students President, speaking at the School of Business Administration commencement on June 10.
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    UCR graduates at the School of Business Administration commencement ceremony held on Friday, June 10, at Pierce Lawn.
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    Family and friends cheering on their graduates at the School of Business Administration commencement on June 10.
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    The Graduate Division and Teacher Credential Program commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The Graduate Division and Teacher Credential Program commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The Graduate Division and Teacher Credential Program commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The Graduate Division and Teacher Credential Program commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    UCR graduates at the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences commencement ceremony held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences commencement was held on Saturday, June 11, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The Class of 2016 showcase their creativity and personality through their impressive cap designs at commencement. For more decorated mortarboards from UCR graduates, go to https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/37958.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 1 (all bachelor's degree candidates in the departments of anthropology, economics, history and political science) commencement was held on Sunday, June 12, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 1 commencement was held on Sunday, June 12, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 1 commencement was held on Sunday, June 12, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 1 commencement was held on Sunday, June 12, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 1 commencement was held on Sunday, June 12, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The Class of 2016 showcase their creativity and personality through their impressive cap designs at commencement. For more decorated mortarboards from UCR graduates, go to https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/37958.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 2 (all bachelor's degree candidates in the departments of art, art history, comparative literature and foreign languages, creative writing, dance, English, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, Hispanic studies, interdisciplinary programs, media and cultural studies, music, religious studies and theatre, and film & digital production) commencement was held on Sunday, June 12, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 2 commencement was held on Sunday, June 12, at Pierce Lawn.
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    UCR welcomed friends and family to campus for the seven commencement ceremonies across four days, from June 10 to 13.
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    The Class of 2016 showcase their creativity and personality through their impressive cap designs at commencement. For more decorated mortarboards from UCR graduates, go to https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/37958.
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    The UCR Pipe Band at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 3 (all bachelor's degree candidates in the departments of philosophy, psychology and sociology) commencement on Monday, June 13.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 3 (all bachelor's degree candidates in the departments of philosophy, psychology and sociology) commencement was held on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 3 commencement was held on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.
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    UCR welcomed thousands of friends and family to campus for the seven commencement ceremonies across four days, from June 10 to 13.
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    UCR Highlanders celebrating at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Group 3 commencement ceremony held on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The UCR Pipe Band performing at the Bourns College of Engineering commencement, held on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.
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    Chancellor Wilcox speaking at the Bourns College of Engineering commencement, held on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The Bourns College of Engineering commencement was held on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.
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    The Bourns College of Engineering commencement was held on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.
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    A UCR graduate reciting the alma mater at the Bourns College of Engineering commencement on Monday, June 13, at Pierce Lawn.

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