Welcome Future Highlander!
If you missed part (or all) of Highlander Days 2021, you can still catch the recorded webinar presentations and Q&A Live Chat Transcripts. Get information about Undergraduate Admissions, UCR colleges, Financial Aid, Housing, and more — all from the comfort of your home! Should you have questions, visit admissions.ucr.edu/ask.
Freshman Webinars Archive
ADMISSIONS, ENROLLMENT, FINANCIAL AID
Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
Discover UCR's freshman admission requirements and find out how to meet selection criteria for specific majors.
International Admissions Information Session
Meet UCR’s International Admission Specialists and learn about nonresident admission requirements and the I-20 process.
- Recorded April 7, 2021 | WATCH VIDEO
Next Steps to Enrollment
Congratulations on being admitted to UCR! Not sure what to do next? We’ll walk you through your next steps to enrollment.
Money Matters: A Guide to Financial Aid at UCR
Money should never get in the way of your education goals. Learn how grants, scholarships, work study, and loans can help you achieve your dreams.
COLLEGES, ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
SPP: Solutions for the Region; Solutions for the World
Learn how the School of Public Policy (SPP) will help you bring innovative policy solutions to complex societal problems.
CNAS: Sciences for a Healthy World
Find out what makes the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) so unique.
Welcome to the CHASS
Join us as the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences welcomes students to UCR and gives an overview of the college's majors and CHASS F1RST: First-Year Experience Program.
School of Business
Get an overview of the School of Business, the benefits of a UCR business degree, and the process through which students move through the business administration major.
Preparing for a Career in the Health Professions
The Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) will offer an overview of the services available to students in all academic areas who wish to pursue a career as a physician, pharmacist, dentist, or healthcare team member. An admission representative from UCR School of Medicine will discuss the Thomas Haider and Thomas Haider Early Assurance Programs.
The UCR Education Abroad Office is the global gateway for UCR students to participate in international education opportunities. Find out how you can get involved, expand your worldview, and impact your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Student Engagement: Undergraduate Education & Research
Find out how the Office of Undergraduate Education will empower you to become a leader, an engaged global citizen, and a lifelong learner.
- Recorded April 7, 2021 | WATCH VIDEO
University Honors values the highest levels of scholarship. Learn about this unique experience and how it will empower you as a next-generation scholar and leader.
Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Learn about workshops and resources that will sharpen your study skills and keep you on the path to academic success.
- Recorded April 6, 2021 | WATCH VIDEO
STUDENT PANEL, PARENT PROGRAM
Freshman Student Panel
Hear how current UCR students transitioned from high school to college.
UCR Parent Program Information Session
Hear from the director of Parents Programs as she discusses tips for helping your student transition into college. You’ll also learn about engagement and volunteer opportunities, as well as parent-specific resources.
Housing Information Session
Deadlines, contracts, rooms, roommates, and dining plans — reserving campus housing can be intimidating. This session prepares you to navigate the housing process between now and Move-In Day.
Get a Taste of Life at UCR
Explore More of UC Riverside
Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)
Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) – Ranked No. 19 among Best Public Global Universities for Engineering in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2021). Ten majors include computer science, data science, and environmental engineering.
- College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS)
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) – Award-winning faculty includes two Nobel Laureates (chemistry and physics). Seventeen majors include entomology, neuroscience, and statistics.
Graduate School of Education (GSOE)
Graduate School of Education (GSOE) – Offers the education, society, and human development major, two concentrations, and two minors. The new athletic leadership minor is the first athletics-based undergraduate academic program for UCR and the UC system!
School of Business
School of Business – Among the top 10% for business administration in the nation and No. 8 in California (College Factual’s 2020 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management). Seven concentrations include finance, information systems, and marketing.
School of Medicine (SOM)
School of Medicine (SOM) – Ranked No. 6 on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of Most Diverse Medical Schools (2021) and offers many pipeline programs for undergraduates interested in medicine and the health professions. Then join SOM on April 13–15 for its Online Open House. Presentations include an introduction and curriculum overview, simulation and clinical skills, and pipeline programs. Also includes a Medical Student Panel and a Biomedical Sciences Student Panel.
School of Public Policy (SPP)
School of Public Policy (SPP) – Offers the only undergraduate degree in public policy in the UC system! Six policy tracks include health/population, policy institutions and processes, and social/cultural/family.
Academic Resource Center
Academic Resource Center – Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, writing support, and more.
Education Abroad – International opportunities with academic coursework, experiential learning, and immersion to cultivate intercultural understanding and collaboration.
Health Professions Advising Center
Health Professions Advising Center – Information, advising, and support for students who aspire to graduate/professional programs in the health professions.
University Honors – Helps Honors students achieve the highest levels of scholarship.
Diversity and Ethnic & Gender Programs
African Students Programs
African Students Programs – Academic, cultural, and social development for students of African descent.
Asian Pacific Student Programs
Asian Pacific Student Programs – Supports UCR’s Asian and Pacific Islander student community.
Chicano Student Programs
Chicano Student Programs – A positive, constructive environment for Chicano/Latino students.
LGBT Resource Center
LGBT Resource Center – Support, education, and advocacy for sexual orientation and gender identity.
Middle Eastern Student Center
Middle Eastern Student Center – Celebrates Middle Eastern community and culture.
Office of Foster Youth Support Services
Office of Foster Youth Support Services – Resources for current and former foster youth attending UCR.
Undocumented Student Programs
Undocumented Student Programs – Ensures equal opportunity for DREAMers.
Veterans Resource Center
Veterans Resource Center – Supports 300+ veteran and military-affiliated UCR students.
Women’s Resource Center
Women’s Resource Center – Addresses women’s and gender issues, and campus community empowerment.
Student Support Resources
- Campus Bookstore — Special Coupons Inside
Career Center – Career planning, skill-building workshops, job/internship listings via Handshake, and more.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services – Mental health trainings, video-chats with board-certified medical/mental health professionals, and more.
- Digital Print Services — Special Coupons Inside
Dining Services – Restaurants, coffee/tea shops, markets, convenience stores, and more.
Early Childhood Services
Early Childhood Services – A learning environment for children of students, staff, and faculty.
Financial Aid – Grants, scholarships, work-study, loans, and more.
Highlander One-Stop Shop (HOSS)
Highlander One-Stop Shop (HOSS) – A centralized space connecting students to Financial Aid, Undergraduate Admissions, the Office of the Registrar, and Student Business Services.
Housing Services – On-campus housing options and Residence Life events and programs.
International Students and Scholars Office
International Students and Scholars Office – Helps with visa matters including the Form I-20, U.S. entry, and more.
- ScotSurplus — Special Coupons Inside
Student Business Services
Student Business Services – Services include the disbursement of student aid and the maintenance and collection of student loans.
Student Disability Resource Center
Student Disability Resource Center – Ensures equal access for students with disabilities.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services – Medical/dental/vision services, pharmacy, laboratory, and more.
Student Recreation Center
Student Recreation Center – A 155,000-square-foot facility for exercise, sports activities, events, and recreational use.
Transportation Services – Parking permits, carpools, shuttle service, and commuter programs.
The Well – Wellness kits, peer-to-peer coaching, basic needs resources, and more.