University of California, Riverside

Grad Fair

Grad Fair is UCR’s annual event for graduating students and their families to begin preparing for Commencement festivities.

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Location and Time

Highlander Union Building — Third Floor, Room 302 & 355

The dates and times for Grad Fair 2017 will be posted in during the Fall Quarter.

CONFIRM intent to participate in Commencement and PICK UP your Commencement tickets.
PURCHASE a cap and gown at special rates.
TAKE Commencement photos in your regalia.
CHOOSE class rings, announcements, and diploma frame.
JOIN the Alumni Association to receive exclusive alumni gifts, and access to your alumni benefits!
MEET the staff of the UCR Career Center.

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 Bookstore.
  • Alumni Association (951) 827-2586 for membership and general Grad Fair questions.
  • UCR Commencement Website for all commencement and ticket information.
  • Barnes & Noble at UCR (951) 827-2665 for caps & gowns, announcements, diploma frames, and class rings.
    • On-site regalia purchases at Grad Fair will be for bundled packages only (cap, gown & tassel.) Students needing to purchase single items will be able to make these purchases beginning May 9 at Barnes & Noble @ UCR.

What companies will be at Grad Fair?

In the past, the following vendors have participated in Grad Fair:
  • Grad Images Photography – onsite at Grad Fair to take your commencement photos
  • Framing Success
  • Kaplan and The Princeton Review Test Prep
  • Balfour Class Rings
  • Commencement Flowers
…and many on-campus resources too!

Senior Barbecue

During Grad Fair, FREE tickets for the Chancellor’s Senior Barbecue will also be available for pick up in the Bear Den (HUB 105 – across from the c-store) from 10 am to 4 pm.

Need More Information?

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