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Highlander Week Live Online
Experience Highlander Days!
Join us for Highlander Days, UCR’s virtual open house for admitted and prospective students and their families.

Watch live webinar presentations from Undergraduate Admissions, UCR colleges, Financial Aid, Housing, and more — all from the comfort of your home! Plus, you’ll be able to ask questions via live chat.

New UCR Photo/Zoom Backgrounds! Add yourself to a variety of UCR backgrounds to show that you’re a Highlander at heart. Also makes a great background for your next Zoom meeting, class, or call!

Highlander Days

Freshmen | April 6–8 | Webinars begin daily at 3 p.m. Pacific Time
Transfers | May 6–7 | Webinars begin daily at 3 p.m. Pacific Time

Get a Taste of Life at UCR

 

While we aren't able to provide in-person tours at this time, we hope you’ll take a few minutes to explore UCR’s beautiful and vibrant campus with these student-led video tours.

Mission Inn, Downtown Riverside

There's a lot more to explore in Riverside!

If you've never visited Riverside, you’ll discover a vibrant college town that welcomes a diverse community. Explore art, adventure, nature, music, comedy, sports, and just about anything else you can think of to feed your mind, body, and soul in sunny Riverside, California.

 

EXPLORE MORE OF UC RIVERSIDE

 

Colleges

  • 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) – UCR's Largest College with 10,000+ students, 300+ faculty members, and 60+ majors including creative writing, psychology, and theatre, film, and digital production.
  • 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) – 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 – 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) – 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 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.

Diversity and Ethnic & Gender Programs

Academic Resources

  • 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.
  • University Honors – Helps Honors students achieve the highest levels of scholarship.

Student Support Resources