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

What Do You Expect From A Bunch of Highlanders?

For years, UC Riverside was one of Southern California’s best-kept secrets.

But now the word is getting out. People from all walks of life are starting to see UC Riverside for what it is: a dynamic, world-class research university in the heart of exciting Southern California.

Today, UC Riverside is one of the most highly ranked universities in the country and in the world. Our students, alumni, and researchers continue to have a dramatic impact on our campus, in our community, and around the globe. And we’d like you to join us!

Want to learn more? Come visit us at Highlander Day - a university open house experience unlike any other!


Please complete the form below to confirm your space at Highlander Day. If you have been admitted, please use the email address that you provided on your UC Application. If you will not be able to attending Highlander Day at UC Riverside, there is no need to submit a RSVP.

Contact Information

All students should should fill in the information below.

  1. For Prospective Students

    Fill in the information below if you have not applied to UC Riverside for Fall 2014.

  2. State

  3. When do you plan to start studying at UCR?

  4. Applying as Freshman or Transfer?

  5. College Interest

  6. Major Interest

Come and Take Your Place Among the Academic Elite

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You Have Event QUestions, We Have Answers.

Highlander Day 2015 FAQs

No, a reservation is not required. However, we request to let us know that you're coming so that we can plan accordingly for the day’s expected attendance.
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.
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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.

Discover Day, held on March 8, 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 12, 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