• Highlander Day
    University of California, Riverside
    April 18, 2015 : 9 AM
  • Come and Join Us!
    April 18, 2015 : 9 AM


Visit the Number One university in the country!

Based on the Obama Administration’s plans to create its own college ranking system (emphasizing criteria such as graduation rates, affordability and the financial aid available to students), Time Magazine ranks UC Riverside as the Number One university in the country! (2014)

UC Riverside offers elite students a diverse and welcoming campus environment as well as a world-class academic experience. Our students, alumni, faculty, and researchers are having a positive impact on the world. And we’d like you to join us!

Want to learn more? Come visit us at Highlander Day - and see what sets UCR apart!

Also download the Highlander Day agenda for a breakdown of the day's events.

Come and Take Your Place Among the Academic Elite

Parking is free in Lot 30. Please follow the large yellow directional signs for Highlander Day parking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

You Have Event QUestions, We Have Answers.

Highlander Day 2015 FAQs

Yes. Please let us know that you will be attending and how many guests you will be bringing with you. You can provide your reservation through the Reserve link in the top navigation, or by clicking here.
While it's not a requirement for you to show up at 9:00 a.m., please keep in mind that the first session will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and most sessions are not repeated. Your best bet is to take a look at the agenda for Highlander Day prior to the event and plan your day from there.
Nope. It’s on the house.
Parking Lot 30.
We’ll have signs directing you. Follow the crowd.
There's no need to change the number of people or cancel your reservation. We take RSVP's for general planning purposes. If you bring more or fewer people, we'll capture that information at check-in.
No. Your attendance at Highlander Day has no effect on your status at UCR. It is an opportunity for you to visit the campus, meet faculty, current students, and staff, and lots more.
Yes, but please note that content will be specific to each college. For example, only majors in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) will be discussed at the CNAS Sessions. Also, because UC Riverside is a selective campus and majors are impacted, it is advisable for you to contact your admission counselor as soon as possible to see about changing your major, particularly if you are thinking about moving to a different college.
Highlander Day is a way for you to learn a bit more about the campus, the college you have been admitted to, and life at UC Riverside. If you are unsure about your major, Highlander Day is a great opportunity to explore your options. We have presentations from faculty, staff and students, campus tours, housing tours, department open houses, lunch at the Highlander Union Building, all day entertainment and much, much more planned. For details, please review the agenda.

Discover Day, held on February 28th, is focused almost exclusively on academic programs. Programming is led by the colleges and each event focuses on the individual college that you have been admitted to.

Highlander Day, held on April 18th, is much broader and emphasizes the college and UCR experience. Sessions are offered on several aspects of campus life, not just academics. There are also sessions that your parents might be interested in, which cover topics such as Financial Aid and how parents can be involved in their student’s university experience.

Contact Undergraduate Admissions