UCR Grad Fair

UC Riverside Graduates

Commencement's one-stop shop!

Location and Time

Highlanders Union Building -- Third Floor, Room 302
Tue, May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wed, May 7, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (+1 hour)
Thu, May 8, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni Association members get in 30 minutes early! Join today to beat the crowds!
  • CONFIRM intent to participate in Commencement and PICK UP your Commencement tickets.
  • PURCHASE a cap and gown at special rates.
  • SELECT photo studio sessions, class rings, announcements, and diploma frame.
  • MEET the staff of the UCR Career Center.
  • JOIN the Alumni Association to get into Grad Fair 30 minutes early, an Alumni gift pack, and exclusive alumni benefits! Sign up here!  

Frequently Asked Questions

Alumni Association membership includes?
  • Early entrance to Grad Fair 30 minutes before the doors open
  • "UCR Alumni" t-shirt
  • "UCR Alumni" chrome license plate frame
  • Cap & Gown discount coupon!
  • Exclusive member benefits!
Alumni Association Benefits?
Connect with over 98,000 alumni and receive full library borrowing privilieges at every UC campus, alumni career services, networking and social events, retail and theme park discounts, admission to UCR Block Party/HEAT/Spring Splash, travel programs, and access to group rate medical, dental, auto, home, and renters insurance! Members also get into Grad Fair 30 minutes early! 
Annual Membership ............................................  $45
SPECIAL: Includes 1) $20 coupon off a cap/gown/tassel package and 2) choice of a "UCR Alumni" chrome license plate frame or American Apparel t-shirt.
Life Membership (Payment Plan)....................... $45mo x 10 months
SPECIAL: Includes 1) instant $100 discount off life membership, 2) a $20 coupon off a cap/gown/tassel package, 3) a "UCR Alumni" chrome license plate frame, 3) a "UCR Alumni" American Apparel t-shirt, and 4) a choice of a premium gift valued up to $500 (diploma plaque or legacy brick) upon final payment.
Life Membership (Single Payment)................... $395
SPECIAL: Includes 1) instant $100 discount off life membership, 2) a premium gift of your choice valued up to $500 (diploma plaque, legacy brick, or free cap/gown/tassel pack), 3) a "UCR Alumni" chrome license plate frame, and 4) a "UCR Alumni" American Apparel alumni t-shirt.
>>Join the Alumni Association here<<
How do I confirm my intent to participate in Commencement?
Use the online intent to participate form (coming soon) to review your Commencement Program book information, order Commencement tickets, and reading of your name. Please note: this is in addition to the Application for Graduation filed with your college. 

How much does the Cap & Gown cost at Grad Fair?
Caps & gowns will be available at special discounted rates at the Grad Fair. Pricing estimates are:
Bachelor’s Degree Cap, Gown, & Tassel………….. $TBA
Master’s Degree Cap, Gown, & Tassel…………….  $TBA
Can I take grad photos on site?
Yes, Grad Images will have a professional photo studio setup on-site and commencement regalia for you to wear. You can also schedule a photo session with Grad Images or Studio94.
Can I pay for things with a credit card?
Many of our vendors do accept Visa or Mastercard, but we suggest that you bring your checkbook along, in case of connectivity failures or unreadable cards.

What if I can't attend Grad Fair during the times listed above?
In the event you cannot attend Grad Fair, you will need to arrange for your commencement tickets to be picked up by a third party and purchase your cap & gown directly from the Campus Store.

What companies will be at Grad Fair?
In the past, the following vendors have participated in Grad Fair:
  • Grad Images Photography
  • University Frames
  • Kaplan and The Princeton Review Test Prep
  • Balfour Class Rings
  • Studio 94 Photography
  • CB Grad Announcements
  • Graduate Gift Baskets
  • Pride Sash
  • Contiki Worldwide Trips & Tours
  • Commencement Flowers

...and many on-campus resources too!

Need More Information?

If your questions were not answered here please call the UCR Alumni Association at (951) 827-2586.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside , CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 398-4887
E-mail: ucralum@ucr.edu