A Welcome Like No Other!

A THOUsAND WELCOMES TO OUR NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS!

Check Out Our FEATURED Welcome Events!

Dive-In-Movie Night at the SRC

9.24.2017

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Dive-In-Movie Night at the SRC

First Year Convocation

9.26.2017

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FIRST YEAR CONVOCATION

VIP NIGHT AT BARNES AND NOBLE

9.26.2017

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VIP NIGHT AT BARNES AND NOBLE

Transfer Convocation

9.27.2017

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Transfer Convocation

Fraternity & Sorority Info Night

9.28.2017

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Fraternity & Sorority Info Night

BLOCK PARTY 2017

9.30.2017

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BLOCK PARTY 2017

Q-CAMP: ORIENTATION TO CAMPUS LIFE FOR LGBT STUDENTS AND ALLIES

10.1.2017

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Q-CAMP: ORIENTATION TO CAMPUS LIFE

Tartan Soul Kickoff

10.3.2017

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Tartan Soul Kickoff

OPEN HOUSE & WELCOME EVENTS

10.4-10.12

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OPEN HOUSE & WELCOME EVENTS

INVOLVEMENT FAIR

10.4.2017

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INVOLVEMENT FAIR

HIGHLANDER POOLOOZA

10.6.2017

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HIGHLANDER POOLOOZA!

The events don't stop there

complete event schedules below

CAMPUS EventS

9/24: DIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT AT THE SRC

Dive in and watch Pitch Perfect in the pool or on deck. Free food by Chef Val. UCR ID card required.

Location: Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Time: 7:30-11pm

9/26: COMMUTER STUDENT PRE-CONVOCATION MEET UP

Commuter students - come and meet other new UCR commuters before going to the New Student Convocation together. Giveaways and snacks will be available!

Location: HUB 302 North
Time: 4:30pm

9/26: FIRST YEAR CONVOCATION

All incoming students are encouraged to attend this ceremonial induction into the UCR family designed to promote the shared values of the university – integrity, accountability, excellence and respect.

Location: Pierce Lawn
Time: 6pm

9/26: VIP NIGHT AT BARNES AND NOBLE CAMPUS STORE

Come and experience all the amazing things happening at the Barnes and Noble Campus Store VIP night. There will be fun activities and prizes throughout the night, so stop by!

Location: Campus Store
Time: 8-10pm

9/27: TRANSFER CONVOCATION

Please join the Chancellor, Provost, current transfer student leaders and various campus departments as we welcome you to UCR and provide you with resources for success. Refreshments provided.

Location: Center for Teaching and Learning (near the Rivera Library)
Time: 3:30-5pm

9/28: FIRST DAY AT UCR PHOTOS

Take your First Day at UCR Photo to send home to friends and family. Bring your own device to take your photo, and enjoy FREE giveaways while supplies last to those who have downloaded the UCR Guides App and UCR Handbook!

Location: HUB 229
Time: 9am-4pm

9/28: FRATERNITY AND SORORITY INFO NIGHT

Stop by to learn more about fraternity and sorority life at UCR, meet members, and ask questions.

Location: HUB 302 South
Time: 7-9pm

9/30: BLOCK PARTY 2017

UCR’s FREE outrageous fall party and concert! Enjoy music, rides, fun activities, food, student org info, and more! It’s exclusively Highlander so bring your current UCR ID to get in.

Location: HUB Lawn
Time: 4:30-9pm

10/1: Q-CAMP: ORIENTATION TO CAMPUS LIFE FOR LGBT STUDENTS AND ALLIES

Connect with the people, events, and programs of the LGBT and allies community – plus enjoy speed chatting and swag, too! Refreshments and pizza provided. RSVP online today!
Time: 1-4pm

10/3: CAREER CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Come and visit the new Career Center and learn about our services during our open house. Come and see all the resources we have for you! We’re now located at the Career Center Plaza across from UNLH and the Surge.

Location: Career Center Plaza
Time: 10am-4pm

10/3: TARTAN SOUL KICKOFF – DEPARMENT RESOURCE FAIR

Show off your Tartan Soul: Integrity, Accountability, Excellence and Respect. Get a FREE t-shirt and info on campus resources, hear the Highlander Band, and find out how UCR is a Campus of Respect.

Location: Bell Tower
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

10/3: INTERTRIBAL PEER MENTORSHIP FALL SOCIAL

Come to the NASP office to meet your mentor or learn how you can get involved or support the new intertribal peer mentorship program at Native American Student Programs (NASP).

Location: 229 Costo Hall (NASP Office)
Time: 12-1pm

10/3: BUTTON MAKING Y’ALL

All are welcome to kick off the quarter with Button-Making at the LGBT Resource Center. We provide the button-making supplies; y’all provide the creativity. Share your story, wit, or pic on your shirt or backpack.

Location: 245 Costo Hall
Time: 2-4pm

10/4-6: CAREER CENTER INFORMATION TABLE

Come and visit the Career Center Peer Station to learn about our services. We are located at the Career Center Plaza across from UNLH and the Surge.

Location: Career Center Plaza
Time: 9am-3pm (Oct. 4 & 5), 10am-12pm (Oct. 6)

10/4: NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT PROGRAMS (NASP) FALL WELCOME

Come join us at NASP for hot coffee, pastries, and info about the programs and resources available to all students on campus and those specifically available for the Native community on campus. Everyone is welcome!

Location: 229 Costo Hall (NASP Office)
Time: 10am-1pm

10/4: MEET & SWEET WITH MIDDLE EASTERN STUDENT CENTER (MESC)

Got a sweet tooth? Enjoy Middle Eastern breakfast pastries, baklava, and more! Meet the members of the Middle Eastern Student Assembly and get familiar with our space. All are welcome!

Location: HUB 377
Time: 11am-1pm

10/4: FALL INVOLVEMENT FAIR

Get involved! Find out how. Explore some of UCR’s 400+ student organizations to find your perfect fit. Free t-shirts while supplies last.

Location: Bell Tower
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

10/4: WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: WELL OPEN HOUSE

Come to The WELL to find out how we help you with your wellness needs right here on campus. Meet the staff and students that work here, find out about our programs, and discover FREE goodies!

Location: HUB 248 (The WELL)
Time: 4-5pm

10/4: NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY WELCOME

The Native American Community from on and off campus will gather to welcome six new Native faculty members at UCR. Registration required. Please call NASP office at 951.827.3850 for more details and to get on the guest list.

Location: UCR Alumni Center
Time: 5-9pm

10/5: STUDENT DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (SDRC) OPEN HOUSE

Come learn about the SDRC, including the programs and services available to students with permanent and temporary disabilities. Meet the staff and Student Disability Union (SDU) representatives. Allies are welcome! Enjoy refreshments while they last.

Location: 125 Costo Hall
Time: 11am-3pm

10/5: NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT PROGRAMS (NASP) STUDENT ORG ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Grab some ice cream and build your Native network! Learn about the resources, opportunities, and ways to get involved in Native Student Organizations on campus, including the Native American Student Association (NASA) and American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).

Location: 229 Costo Hall (NASP Office)
Time: 12-1pm

10/5: FREE FILM PREMIERE: BLADE RUNNER 2049

Come get FREE tickets to watch Blade Runner 2049! Ticket Distribution will be at the HUB Info Desk on Oct. 5 (go to aspb.ucr.edu for more info on time to get tickets). UCR ID needed.

Location: UV Theater
Time: 10pm
Get Tickets Oct. 5 at HUB Info Desk

10/6: HIGHLANDER POOLOOZA!

Join us for our annual Pool Party! Enjoy free food, dessert, giveaways, live music, and more. Remember your swimsuit!

Location: Student Recreation Center (SRC), Pool
Time: 2-5pm

10/8: African Student Programs (ASP) Pool Party & BBQ

Join us for our inaugural ASP Pool Party & BBQ at the SRC Pool! Come enjoy free food, hip-hop & r&b music, games, and giveaways. Take a dip in the pool or relax on the sidelines, just make sure you join in on the fun!

Location: Student Recreation Center (SRC), Pool
Time: 4-7pm

10/9: OPEN HOUSE – AFRICAN STUDENT PROGRAMS (ASP)

Welcome (back) to UCR! Come to ASP to meet the staff, learn about our many resources and upcoming events, meet student leaders, tour the office and enjoy free refreshments. Open to all!

Location: 133 Costo Hall
Time: 11am-1pm

10/9: OPEN HOUSE – WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER (WRC)

“Float” by to enjoy a refreshing root beer float, meet our wonderful staff, learn about our events and the resources we offer, and check out the remodeled student lounge. Everyone welcome!

Location: 260 Costo Hall
Time: 3-5pm

10/9-10: MESC ORIENTATION

The MESC is committed to your success. Join us for a free dinner as you learn about our resources and how to get involved with our affiliated organizations and the Empowered Arab Sisterhood.

Location: HUB 379
Time: 5-7pm

10/10: AFRICAN STUDENT PROGRAMS (ASP) TRANSFER STUDENT Information Session

New transfer students, come and her the real deal about your first year as a transfer student. Join us for a special panel of upper classmen transfer students as their share advice, resources, wisdom and do’s and dont’s. Lunch will be served to those who RSVP (space is limited).

Location: HUB 265
Time: 1-2:30pm

10/10: OPEN HOUSE – LGBT RESOURCE CENTER

Stop by to say hi and learn about resources, programs, student groups, and special events for LGBT people and their Allies. Enjoy FREE ice cream and make connections with our campus community.

Location: 245 Costo Hall
Time: 4-6pm

10/11: Undocumented Student Programs (USP) Open House / Ice Cream Social

Join us for some ice cream, make new friends, and learn about the resources USP has to offer!

Location: 224 Costo Hall
Time: 12-2pm

10/11: Raza Faculty Reception

Meet and network with current Raza faculty. Learn about their academic journeys and current research. Light refreshments will be provided.

Location: HUB 355
Time: 3-4:30pm

10/11: FALL WELCOME FESTIVAL – ASIAN PACIFIC STUDENT PROGRAMS (APSP)

Celebrate the start of the academic year with APSP! Enjoy food, games ad performances from various student organizations and clubs! Free and open to all UCR students!

Location: Bell Tower
Time: 5-8pm

10/11: FALL MIXER – MIDDLE EASTERN STUDENT CENTER (MESC)

LCome and meet new people, learn about our MESC-affiliated student organizations, enjoy free food, take photos with friends in our photo booth, and enter our raffle to earn a prize. All are welcome!

Location: HUB 302 South
Time: 6-8pm

10/12: BLACK FACULTY / STAFF MEET AND GREET (For Students)

Join us as we come together as Black faculty, staff and students to kick off the new academic year! Get advice and wisdom, network with and be mentored by some of UCR’s finest faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Lyceum Room, EH&S Building, 395 Linden Avenue, Riverside, CA
Time: 3:30-5:30pm

10/12: CHICANO STUDENT PROGRAMS BIENVENIDA – CHICANO STUDENT PROGRAMS (CSP)

Welcome to the UCR Familia! Come meet new and returning students, staff, and faculty. Enjoy performances from Danza Azteca, Ballet Folklorico and more. Refrescos, Comida, Música, Familia, y más!

Location: Bell Tower
Time: 4-8pm

 

Residence Life EventS

9/25: FITNESS HOUR

Audience: All Students and Residents

Get your fitness on at UCR’s Student Recreation Center. As a UCR student, you’re automatically a member. Check out the huge swimming pool, weights, cardio, indoor track, indoor bouldering and climbing area (The Rock), fitness classes and more!

Location: Student Recreaction Center (SRC)
Time: 8-9am

9/25: Pokemon Go

Audience: All Students and Residents

For Pokemon Go Players! Let’s get a tour of campus as well as catch Pokemon, stop at each Pokestop and embrace the beauty that UCR has to offer.

Location: Lothian RSO
Time: 9-10am

9/25: Faculty-In-Residence Meet and Greet

Audience: All Students and Residents

Come and meet your Faculty-In-Residence, Dr. Nunley and Professor Rodriguez. Learn about what they have to offer.

Location: Glen Mor J315
Time: 10-11am

9/25: Financial Tips 101

Audience: All Students and Residents

This workshop, in conjunction with Financial Aid – Financial Wellness, will help you gain knowledge about financial literacy and cover things like saving money, opening a bank account, financial aid and more.

Location: Glen Mor K106/108, 11am-12pm
Location:A-I Amberlight, 2-3pm

9/25: RHA/NRHH Meet & Greet

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Come and meet your organizational leaders, build rapport with your community, and share any concerns and needs. It’s a great time to get to know each other and the people who are here to help you.

Location: Glen Mor K106/108, 1-2pm
Location: Lothian Gallery, 4-5pm

9/25: Lothian Campus Tour

Audience: Lothian Residents

Check in with the RAs of Lothian and get a tour of this Residence Hall. Find out the rooms, resources, people and places here for you.

Location: Lothian Gallery
Time: 3-4pm

9/25: Pentland Hills Campus Tour

Audience: Pentland Hilll Residents

Check in with the RAs of Pentland Hills and get a tour of this Residence Hall. Discover the rooms, resources, people and places here for you.

Location: Pentland Hills
Time: 3-4pm

9/25: Culinary Creations

Audience: All Residence Halls and Campus Apartment Residents

Come and learn how to cook different delicious creations while being on a budget with our Dining Chefs on campus.

Location: Plaza Pool House
Time: 4-5pm

9/25: SHARC Attack! Open House

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Come and learn more about the SHARC (Student Housing Academic Resource Center) and what they have to offer here in Residential Life. It’s a centralized go-to for academic resources right where you are!

Location: Pentland Hills F111/G101
Time: 6:30-7:30pm

9/25: A Night of Spoken Word

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Let’s come together for a night of identity awareness, social issues and empowerment. Spoken Word Artists featuring Yani and Fong Tran.

Location: Pentland Hills Green
Time: 8:30-10pm: Doors open at 8pm

9/26: Fitness Hour

Audience: All Students and Residents

Get your fitness on at the SRC! As a UCR student, you’re automatically a member. Check out the huge swimming pool, weights, cardio, indoor track, indoor bouldering and climbing area (The Rock), fitness classes and more!

Location: Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Time: 8-9am

9/26: Botanic Gardens Tour

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents (limit first 100)

Come and explore the beauty of the Botanic Gardens, located on 40 scenic acres on the UCR campus. It’s a great place to walk or relax on a bench and enjoy nature.

Meet at Starbucks at Glen Mor at 8:30am

Location: Botanic Garden
Time: 9-10am

9/26: Aberdeen-Inverness Campus Tour

Audience: A-I Residents

Check in with the RAs of Aberdeen Inverness and get a tour of this Residence Hall. Discover the rooms, resources, people and places here for you.

Location: A-I Amberlight
Time: 10-11-am

9/26: Financial Tips 101

Audience: Lothian Residents

This workshop, in conjunction with Financial Aid – Financial Wellness, will help you gain knowledge about financial literacy and cover things like saving money, opening a bank account, financial aid and more.

Location: Bannockburn Classrooms
Time: 11am-12pm

9/26: RHA/NRHH Meet & Greet

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Come and meet your organizational leaders, build rapport with your community, and share any concerns or needs. It’s a great time to get to know each other and the people who are here to help you.

Location: A-I Amberlight
Time: 11am-12pm

9/26: R’Clean Slate

Audience: All First Year Students (residents, transfers)

Come to this interactive workshop to decorate your whiteboard! You can use your whiteboard to keep track of your personal goals, for time management, for inspirational quotes, etc.

Location: Pentland Hills F111/G101
Time: 1-3pm

9/26: Healthy Relationships & Consent

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Don’t miss this important presentation about the importance of having healthy relationships and the importance of consent. This program is in conjunction with the CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) Office/SAVE Peer Mentors.

Location: Bannockburn Classroom I
Time: 3-4pm

9/26: Convocation Round Up

Audience: All First Year Students (residents, transfers)

Location: Check in with each RAs at each location
Time: 4:15pm

9/26: Convocation

Audience: All First Year Students (residents, transfers)

Don’t miss this ceremonial induction into the UCR family for all incoming students. Celebrate the start of your UCR college experience and learn about the shared values of the university – integrity, accountability, excellence and respect.

Location: Pierce Lawn
Time: 6-7pm

9/26: R’Side Celebration

Audience: All First Year Students (residents, transfers)

This celebration follows the Convocation and is THE place to celebrate your induction onto campus! Connect with other students, check out your campus dining options, build Highlander pride – and have fun!

Location: Bell Tower/HUB Plaza
Time: 7-9pm

9/27: Fitness Hour

Audience: All Students and Residents

Come and get your fitness on at the SRC! As a UCR student, you’re automatically a member. Check out the huge swimming pool, weights, cardio, indoor track, indoor bouldering and climbing area (The Rock), fitness classes and more!

Location:Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Time: 8-9am

9/27: Pokemon Go

Audience: All Students and Residents

For you Pokemon Go Players! Let’s get a tour of campus as well as catch Pokemon, stop at each Pokestop and embrace the beauty that UCR has to offer.

Location: Lothian RSO
Time: 9-10am

9/27: RHA/NRHH Meet & Greet

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

This is a great opportunity for you to meet your organizational leaders, build rapport with your community, and share any concerns and needs. Come and get to know each other and the people who are here to help you.

Location: Pentland Hills B107/C101
Time: 10-11am

9/27: First Year Survival Guide

Audience: All First Year Students (residents, transfers)

Come and meet current students who will provide tips on academic success. Learn from people who have been through it and can give great first-hand advice.

Location: Pentland Hills B107/C101
Time: 11am-12pm

9/27: Fraternity and Sorority Info Fair

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

An opportunity to get involved and meet the fraternities and sororities on campus! Over 40 organizations are represented through 4 main councils: Collaborative Multicultural Council, College Pan-Hellenic Association, Interfraternity Council, and National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Location: A-I Horsehoe
Time: 1-3pm

9/27: Healthy Relationships & Consent

Audience: All Campus Apartment Residents

Don’t miss this important presentation about the importance of having healthy relationships and the importance of consent. This program is in conjunction with the CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) Office/SAVE Peer Mentors.

Location: Pentland Hills B107/C101
Time: 3-4pm

9/27: PATH Meet and Greet

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Come and join us as we are having a PATH Meet and Greet. Refreshments will be provided.

Location: A-I Amberlight
Time: 4-5pm

9/27: Culinary Creations

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Come and learn how to cook different delicious creations while being on a budget with our Dining Chefs on campus.

Location: Glen Mor K106/108
Time: 4-5pm

9/28: Campus Apartment Fall Welcome

Audience: All Campus Apartment Residents

Join your neighbors for fun-filled activities, free food and good times!

Location: Bannockburn/Glen Mor/Stonehaven
Time: 5:30-7pm

9/28: Smash the League Game Night

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

If you’re interested in gaming, this is the event for you! Come together with other gamers to get to know each other and share gaming info. This event is in collaboration with Residential Tech.

Location: Pentland Hills Game Room ESCAPE / B107/C101/F111/G101
Time: 6-10pm

9/28: Cinema Under the Stars

Audience: All Residence Hall and Campus Apartment Residents

Spend the evening relaxing after your first day of classes! Bring blankets and watch an outdoor movie on a large screen while enjoying popcorn and candy.

Location: Glen Court/Pentland Hills Green/Falkirk
Time: 7-10pm

9/28: CARA Info Session

Audience: All Residence Halls Residents

CARA Info Session is for campus apartment residents to meet your organizational leaders, build rapport with your communities, learn how to get involved, and voice any needs and concerns.

Location: Bannockburn/Oban/Plaza/Stonehaven/Falkirk
Time: 8-9pm

9/28: Board Game Night

Audience: All Residence Halls Residents

Join us for a night of board games. Sharpen your skills on the classics and have fun!

Location: Amberlight/Lothian Galley/Pentland Hills Foxhole/Bannockburn J102
Time: 9-10pm

9/29: Norm’s Get Down

Audience: All Residence Halls Residents

Come out and enjoy your very first RHA-sponsored dance! You will have the chance to try something new and win awesome prizes. It's a great way to get ready for Block Party!

Location: A-I Dining Restaurant
Time: 9pm-1am

9/30: Block Party

Audience: All UCR Students and UCR Residence Hall Residents

UCR’s FREE outrageous fall party and concert! Enjoy music, rides, fun activities, food, student org info, and more! It’s exclusively Highlander so bring your current UCR ID to get in.
Click here for a list of Block Party safety tips.

Location: HUB Lawn
Time: 4:30-9pm

10/1: Q-Camp: An Orientation to LGBT Life on Campus

Audience: All Residence Halls and Campus Apartment Residents

Come to this informal program to learn about the UCR campus life and the LBGT and Allies community. Meet student leaders, learn about upcoming events and programs, and enjoy speed chatting and swag! RSVP online at out.ucr.edu. Refreshments and pizza provided.

Location: Pentland Hills F111 (Foxhole)
Time: 1–4pm

10/1: Hall Meetings

Audience: All Residence Halls Residents

After a week, you probably still have more questions. We’re here to answer them. Time to check in for updates.

Location: Check with your RA
Time: Check with your RA

 

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