University of California, Riverside

Parents Association

Volunteer Opportunities

Students with Mom

Get Involved and Get Rewarded

Parent volunteers are needed for the following activities. Earn participation points towards the coveted "Chancellor's Reserved Seating" section at your child's Commencement ceremony.   Each volunteer activity is worth one point.

If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities listed below, contact Alyssa Cotter at (951) 827-2586 or email to get started.  Earning points is easy and fun!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Commencement

    In just a few months, more than 4,000 graduates will be walking in UC Riverside’s 61st Commencement and we need your help! What do Commencement volunteers do? Only the most important jobs: Faculty & Official Party Line-Up, Host & Guest Services, Program Booth and much more.

    If you are interested in volunteering for Commencement 2015 please register online.

    For the schedule of ceremonies and more information about UCR Commencement, visit

  • Highlander Summer Orientations

    Parent Tabling: July 8, 13, 16, 20, 23, 28, 31 (Spanish Family Program), August 3, 6 10 (tentative), 13 (tentative)
    Parent Panel: July 9, 14, 17, 21, 24, 29, August 1 (Spanish Family Program), 4, 7, 11 (tentative), 14 (tentative)

    Register Today

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