Commencement Follow-up for Graduating Students

April 9, 2021
Brian Haynes
Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs
April 9, 2021

Dear UCR Students, 

Yesterday’s announcement about commencement has prompted questions, so I’d like to offer clarification on a few key points: 

Students who are unable to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons will not be excluded from participating; 

Unvaccinated students must have a PCR-based coronavirus test performed no more than 48 hours before coming to campus; 

Students who feel ill, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have potentially been exposed to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 should not participate in the event or come to campus; 

All attendees must wear face coverings/masks and maintain distance of at least 6 feet from other attendees at all times; 

Mask may be removed when graduates reach the middle of the stage where a professional photographer will take a posed photo, then must put the mask back on before leaving the stage. 

Please continue to visit for the latest information on this year’s commencement activities.