University of California, Riverside

Parents Association


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UCR Parents Association

The UCR Parents Association was founded to involve parents and families in the life of the University. The Parents Association serves as a valued resource and offers ways for parents and families to be directly involved on campus. All parents and families of current students are invited to participate.

Three Parents Association meetings take place during the academic year. Parents and families have the opportunity to hear the latest UCR news and talk with campus administrators about issues important to them. These informal meetings also allow parents to network and create their own support system. The Parents Association is also involved with other campus activities such as student recruitment, legislative advocacy, summer orientations, commencement and a variety of other events.

By participating in Parents Association activities, you can earn participation points towards the coveted "Reserved Seating" section at your child's Commencement ceremony. Each volunteer activity is worth one point and meeting attendance is worth half a point per person. To get involved and sign up, view the upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and Meetings and Events.


Important Announcements:


Class of 2017 Parents - Get Your Reserved Seating Commencement Tickets!

If you have a graduating student and you believe you have earned 6 points towards reserved seating at your student's commencement, contact Once you have confirmation of your points, your student can take their general commencement tickets to Laura Blevins in the office of Event Management & Protocol at 1144 Hinderaker Hall and exchange them for the reserved seating section. The number of reserved tickets given to each student is dependent upon the number of reserved spaces available at each commencement ceremony. Tickets may be exchanged from May 1 - May 31. 


 Be a part of Commencement as a volunteer!

In just a few weeks, over 4,000 graduates will be walking in UC Riverside’s 63rd Commencement and we need your help!

Ceremonies will be held June 16 through June 19, and there are many positions available. If you’ve never volunteered at commencement, don’t worry! You will be briefed ahead of time and there is also a volunteer orientation you can attend.

Your participation can make this milestone event memorable for our graduating students and their families. Commencement would not be possible without the time and energy from our generous staff and volunteers.

Volunteers are needed for the following ceremonies:

       Friday, June 16 6:00 p.m. -12 volunteers needed

       Saturday, June 17 8:00 a.m. - 2 volunteers needed

       Saturday, June 17 6:00 p.m. - 10 volunteers needed

       Sunday, June 18 8:00 a.m. - 5 volunteers needed

       Sunday, June 18 6:00 p.m. - 14 volunteers needed

       Monday, June 19 8:00 a.m. - 14 volunteers needed

       Monday, June 19 6:00 p.m. - 10 volunteers needed

To volunteer for one of the ceremonies listed above and be part of the Commencement team, please register online by May 26, 2017.

For the schedule of ceremonies and more information about UCR Commencement, visit the Commencement website.  If you have any questions, contact Jessica Martinez in the Office of Event Management & Protocol at (951) 827-3144 or .


More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Contact Information

Parents Association
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center
Riverside, CA 92521-0110

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 827-3186