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UCR SOM Commencement & Hippocratic Oath 2024

The UC Riverside School of Medicine Commencement and Hippocratic Oath Ceremony will be held in-person on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 3 pm in the Student Recreation Center.

Seating is limited and electronic tickets with a QR code are required for the ceremony. There will be no admission to the venue without a ticket. Each student may invite up to 20 guests.

For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be streamed live on YouTube. The stream will be available on the School of Medicine home page .

More information about UCR's 70th Commencement can be found on their website.

Commencement Activity Schedule

Please refer to the chart below for each of the events.

Activity Time/Date Location Guests Permitted? Description
UCR Senior Sendoff Thursday, May 23,
3 - 5 pm
Rivera Lawn No. Become a member of the Alumni Association, grab your free UCR Alumni swag item (while supplies last), and network with Highlander alumni.
RSVP here: Senior Sendoff | Alumni (
Class Photo TBA Orbach Lawn on the UCR campus No.  Graduates only. Outdoor photo of the entire class in regalia.
Commencement and Hippocratic Oath Ceremony Friday, May 31 at 3 pm Student Recreation Center North Gym


Graduates will each receive 20 electronic tickets for the event.

Faculty should register to participate at

Staff: Information on volunteering and/or attending will be sent via email.

Commencement addresses by School leadership, with a keynote address Dr. David Rubin, executive vice president of UC Health.

Hooding and recitation of the Hippocratic Oath.

Register Intent to Participate

Registration began on April 15, 2024. An email was sent to your UCR email address on this date asking you to login to MarchingOrder and submit your intent to register. Your UCR email address will serve as your username and you will need to create a password.

Please be sure to check your UCR email address as opposed to you medsch email address. Especially if one does not forward to the other.

You may reserve tickets when you register to participate.


Each student will receive 20 tickets for family/guests, and tickets are required to enter the venue. Digital invitations will be available soon for students to share with family and friends.

Please note, tickets will be scanned at the door on the date of Commencement. Each individual ticket may only be scanned once.

About Regalia

How will I receive my regalia and other items?

Student Affairs is purchasing gowns and hoods for students. These can be picked up from Education Building II at the end of April. More information will be forthcoming.

Tams must be purchased by you from the UCR Bookstore anytime prior to commencement. You should have received funds from the SOM to offset the cost of this purchase.

If you have questions about your regalia, please email

How do I return my regalia?

You will not need to return the regalia. It is yours to keep.

About the Commencement Ceremony

Date and Time

Commencement is Friday, May 31, at 3 pm.

Doors open to guests at 2 pm. An outdoor reception will follow the ceremony.

Students participating in the ceremony must arrive by 12:30 pm for the rehearsal.


A brief run through of the ceremony will take place at 1 pm.


The hooding is done by Executive Associate Dean Daniel Teraguchi,  and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Emma Simmons, MD, MPH.

We ask that you please review the hooding video and practice prior to the ceremony.

Hippocratic Oath

You will be led in the Hippocratic Oath by Interim Senior Associate Dean Pablo Joo, MD. 


Our keynote speaker will be Dr. David Rubin, executive vice president of UC Health

Our student speaker, as selected by the class, will be announced in the near future.

Ceremony Length

The ceremony will take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Video Stream

The event will be streamed live on YouTube.

The YouTube stream will appear on our main website on the day of the ceremony.


The YouTube broadcast of the ceremony will be available for future viewing.

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Commencement Recording

Watch a recording of the 2023 ceremony to familiarize yourself with the event.