Do I have to make a reservation?
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.
Do I have to show up right at 9:00 a.m. to check in?
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 and plan your day from there.
Is there a cost to attend?
Nope. It’s on the house.
Is there a charge for parking?
No, parking is free.
Where do I park?
Parking Lot 30.
Once I park, where do I go?
We’ll have signs directing you. Follow the crowd.
What if I need to change the number of people I reserved space for/cancel my reservation?
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.
If I attend Highlander Day, am I committing myself to UCR?
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.
If I don’t attend Highlander Day, will I lose my offer of admission?
I was admitted to one college, but I'm curious about another. Can I attend different sessions?
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.
What happens at Highlander Day?
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 on the agenda, please click here.
What is the difference between Discover Day and Highlander Day?
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.