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CNAS Graduation Celebrations

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
celebrates the UCR Class of 2021!  


UCR Commencement Ceremony
Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6 p.m.
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CNAS Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2 p.m.
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CNAS In-Person Name Reading Graduate Stage Walk and Photo Opportunity
Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 4 p.m.
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CNAS Department Graduation Celebrations
Various days and times, please see below

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UCR Commencement Ceremony

A formal UCR commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Friday, June 11 at 6 p.m.  Remarks and greetings by university, Academic Senate, alumni, and student leadership will be delivered as a prerecorded program of approximately 30 minutes. For more information on the campus commencement ceremony, please visit  To watch the UCR CNAS Virtual Commencement Ceremony, please visit


CNAS Graduation Celebration & In-Person Name Reading Graduate Stage Walk and Photo Op

The CNAS Graduation Celebration is on Saturday June 12 at 2 p.m. There is no need for family, friends, and guests to register for the CNAS Graduation Celebration —everyone is invited! Watch the CNAS Graduation Celebration on this website or on the CNAS YouTube page on Saturday June 12 at 2 p.m. Zoom links with be provided directly to graduates via email.

On Saturday, June 12 at 4. p.m., the CNAS classes of 2020 and 2021 will also have the opportunity to have their name read as they walk across the commencement stage wearing their academic regalia, with two guests, for a professional photograph. This event will be livestreamed for family and friends to watch online.  For more information about the graduate stage walk, please visit and read the chancellor's latest announcement on the graduate stage walk. To watch the CNAS In-Person Name Recognition event, please visit 


CNAS Departments Graduation Celebration Events

In addition to the CNAS Graduation Celebration, the below CNAS departments will host their own virtual celebrations and awards ceremonies for graduating students in their departments. Please check back for the updated list of departments that are hosting events.

CNAS Honors & Awards Celebration
Friday, June 4, 2021 | 5 p.m.
Watch the CNAS Honors & Awards Celebration

Graduate Division Ph.D. and MFA Recognition and Name Reading 
Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.
Watch the UCR Virtual Commencement Ceremony - Graduate Division

Friday, June 11, 2021 | 4 p.m.
This is a live and virtual event.
Watch the Statistics Graduation Celebration

Environmental Sciences
Friday, June 11, 2021 | 4:30 p.m.
This is a live and virtual event.

Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology
Friday, June 11, 2021 | 5 p.m.
Watch the CMDB Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Earth and Planetary Sciences
Friday, June 11, 2021 | 5 p.m.
Watch the Earth and Planetary Sciences Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 10 a.m.
This is a live and virtual event.

Physics & Astronomy
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 11 a.m.
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Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 1 p.m.
This is a live and virtual event.

CNAS Graduation Celebration
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 2 p.m.
Watch the CNAS Graduation Celebration 

CNAS In-Person Name Reading Grad Stage Walk and Photo Op
Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 4 p.m.
Watch the CNAS In-Person Name Reading and Graduate Stage Walk


CNAS Grad Wall

We also invite the CNAS Class of 2021 along with their families, friends, faculty members, staff, and guests to send congratulatory messages to @UCRCNAS on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #CNASgrad.  Posts with tagged with @UCRCNAS and #CNASgrad may appear on the CNAS Grad Wall below!




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