University of California, Riverside



UCR’s Freshman Convocation will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center.

All incoming freshmen are encouraged to attend this ceremonial induction into the UCR family designed to promote the shared values of the university – integrity, accountability, excellence and respect.

The ceremony will begin with a formal procession of faculty and administrators in full academic regalia. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D'Anieri, and the Associated Students President will present remarks.

At 4:15 p.m. doors will open for student seating, and the SRC Multipurpose Room B will be open for Faculty.

Students who live on campus should plan to walk to the Convocation. Students who are coming from off campus may park in Lot 24.  Lot 24 is also open to Faculty, but because of limited parking we suggest that Faculty park in their assigned lot and walk to the SRC.

The R'Side Celebration will take place at the Bell Tower immediately following the Convocation.

Questions about the Freshman Convocation should be addressed to the Office of Event Management & Protocol at (951) 827-3144 or by e-mail to

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