• Highlander Day
    University of California, Riverside
    April 8, 2017 : 10 AM
  • Come and Join Us!
    April 8, 2017 : 10 AM


Come see what all the excitement is about!

At UC Riverside, we’ve added a new School of Medicine and a new School of Public Policy. Our faculty members have received prestigious honors. Our groundbreaking research has garnered over $100 million in federal research awards. Our athletic teams have won championships and attended national tournaments. And, thanks to our contributions to the public good, UC Riverside is ranked Number 2 in the nation! (Washington Monthly, 2015)

Highlander Day is an open house unlike any other! Join 10,000 prospective students and their families interested in learning more about UCR. You'll have the opportunity to participate in five different types of tours, attend college sessions, meet our friendly faculty, and chat with current UCR students.

It’s fun. It’s informative. It’s your future!

Registration will be open soon! Please, check back often for updates!

Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words!

Check out our photo album from the last Highlander Day event!

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 2017 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 online form as soon as it becomes available.

While it's not a requirement for you to show up at 10:00 a.m., please keep in mind that the first session will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. and most sessions are not repeated. Your best bet is to take a look at the agenda for Highlander Day as soon as it becomes available and plan your day from there

Highlander Day will go on rain or shine. All presentations listed on the agenda are conducted indoors. Safety of our guests and UCR personnel is most important so outdoor programing may change or be cancelled last minute due to weather conditions.

Nope. It’s on the house.
No, parking is free.
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 as soon as it becomes available.

Discover Day, held in the Fall, is our largest open house for students interested in applying and attending UC Riverside. Programming includes application workshops, information sessions about the campus, individual college presentations to help you decide which to apply to, campus tours, housing tours and much more.

Highlander Day, held on April 8th 2017, is our largest open house for recently admitted students for the upcoming Fall term. Programming includes next steps to enrollment, resources available, how to get involved on campus, financial aid, campus tours, and housing tours. The day is based around welcoming you into the Highlander family and showing what life at UC Riverside is all about. Students that are interested in attending UC Riverside for upcoming terms, are welcome to attend as well! There will be special information sessions just for future Highlanders.

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