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WELCOME TO THE HIGHLANDER FAMILY!

         PARENT AND GUARDIAN INFORMATION 2021
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Congratulations and Welcome!
    Your student was recently admitted to UC Riverside and is now part of the Highlander family — and
    so are you! This digital brochure provides resources and answers to some frequently asked questions
    that may be of interest to you.

    This year, UCR received over 66,000 freshmen and transfer applicants, which shows a significant
    increase over the previous year’s nearly 63,000 applicants. UCR can only accept a fraction of those
    students, so the fact that your student was accepted speaks to their accomplishments and potential,
    and to the encouragement and support they have received from you along the way.

    The next step is for your student to say YES to UC Riverside by submitting their Statement of Intent
    to Register (SIR) through their My.UCR.edu account by May 1 for freshmen or June 1 for transfer
    students. After that, we will provide more details on your student’s future here! For now, this booklet
    is a good start to discover more about UCR and how we help your student succeed.

    I look forward to the day when I can welcome you and your student to our beautiful campus as we
    prepare for in-person instruction for fall 2021. Be assured we’re doing everything expected (and
    more) of a leading UC campus to #KeepHighlandersHealthy. If you have any questions, please reach
    out to us at admissions.ucr.edu/ask.

    Kim A. Wilcox
    Chancellor
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                                                                  UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
                                                         900 University Ave. | 3106 Student Services Building
                                                               Riverside, CA 92521 | admissions.ucr.edu/ask
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Some of the content in this brochure reflects pre-campus closure services, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact each department
for temporary protocols that may still be in place, and keep in mind that we plan to return to in-person instruction in fall 2021.

                                                                    A PLACE IN THE SUN
                                                                    Welcome to blue skies, friendly faces, and open spaces for world-class
                                                                    learning, living, and student success. UCR is located about 60 mi (96 km)
                                                                    from popular destinations like Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Big Bear,
                                                                    Palm Springs, and San Diego. (Best part? We’re only about a one hour
                                                                    drive from Disneyland!) UCR’s beautiful Southern California campus is
                                                                    your student’s first step to a fantastic future.
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A PLACE                                                              A PLACE THAT
    TO BELONG                                                            VALUES SAFETY
    Choosing a college is an important life                              Your student is in good hands here.
    decision for your student.                                           Student success and safety are top priorities at UCR. We have an
    It’s a journey you share with them — and we hope it leads to UCR.    on-campus police department that is on call 24/7 and patrols the
    Your student was admitted to UC Riverside because we recognize       campus, as well as an emergency notification system that sends
    their hard work, preparation, potential, and concern for others.     them urgent texts, a no-tolerance policy against sexual violence,
    That sounds like a Highlander. That sounds like a perfect fit        and secure residence halls with video surveillance, restricted card
    for UCR.                                                             access and live-in staff. Our Community Service Officers patrol
                                                                         halls and parking lots during evening hours, and Campus Safety
    As one of the world’s finest universities, UC Riverside is a place   Escorts are available to walk students across campus at night.
    for learning, growing, and pursuing dreams. It’s also a place of
    inclusivity, empowerment, and belonging. Here, your student can      We have many other safety measures in place, but nothing tops
    prepare for the future and be part of a diverse, caring community.   our most important one — our caring community. We look out for
    So can you, by joining the UCR Parents Association to stay           each other. police.ucr.edu
    connected and informed. parents.ucr.edu
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A PLACE THAT
PROMOTES HEALTH
We’re ready for a COVID-conscious return
to campus.
As we return to in-person instruction for the fall 2021 quarter,
one of our most important tasks is to #KeepHighlandersHealthy.
Our team of health experts, researchers, administrators, faculty,
staff, and student body has spent the past year developing new
protocols and adjusting activities to bring back the traditions that
energize our university. See what UCR is doing to welcome your
student to a higher standard of health, as we do our part to slow
the spread of COVID-19. campusreturn.ucr.edu

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             At UCR, we have people and programs
             dedicated to helping your student feel safe,
             supported, included, healthy, and successful.
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    Highlanders are generous in spirit to one another —
    and to our neighbors. UCR consistently ranks among
    the nation’s top schools for community service and
    contributing to the public good. communityservice.ucr.edu
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A PLACE OF
INCLUSION AND
INVOLVEMENT
Like you, we want your student to have the best college experience
possible. That’s why we offer nearly unlimited opportunities for
your student to get involved, make friends, and have fun — from
student clubs to concerts, workshops, service projects, movies,
athletics, intramural sports, excursions, and more.

A Place of Respect and Celebration
At UCR, it’s come as you are.
UCR is a place for your student to be unique, be part of an
accepting community, and have a voice. We help students
connect, celebrate their culture, and succeed academically and
socially. Our support includes the Academic Resource Center,
the Student Disability Resource Center, the Veterans Resource
Center, International Students & Scholars Office, and the offices
of our Ethnic and Gender Programs: African Student Programs,
Asian Pacific Student Programs, Chicano Student Programs, LGBT
Resource Center, Middle Eastern Student Center, Native American
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Student Programs, Undocumented Student Programs, and
Women’s Resource Center. diversity.ucr.edu
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A PLACE TO LEARN,
    DREAM, AND DO
    If your student can dream it,                                       Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of
                                                                        Engineering (BCOE)
    we can help them do it.                                             student.engr.ucr.edu
    As one of the most prestigious universities in the America, UC      School of Business
    Riverside offers world-class academics and research. Your student   business.ucr.edu
    can choose from over 150 majors/minors and set out on a journey
    of discovery and achievement. admissions.ucr.edu/majors             School of Medicine (SOM)
                                                                        medschool.ucr.edu
    Schools and Colleges                                                School of Public Policy (SPP)
    Academic programs at UCR are offered in the following colleges      spp.ucr.edu
    and schools:

    Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM)                       Academic Support
    agsm.ucr.edu                                                        Adjusting to college life can be challenging, and we’re ready to
                                                                        help students with their studies, time management, and personal
    College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS)            growth. We provide a full suite of resources such as an Academic
    chass.ucr.edu                                                       Resource Center for tutoring, First Year Learning Communities for
8   College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)                 peer social and study support, First Year Programs with trained
    cnas.ucr.edu                                                        student leaders, and a University Honors Program for students
                                                                        who seek even higher challenges and opportunities. arc.ucr.edu
    Graduate School of Education (GSOE)
    education.ucr.edu
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UCR has a reputation for groundbreaking             9
research, and is one of the few U.S. institutions
to offer exceptional research opportunities to
undergraduate students in all fields of study.
ucr.edu/research/undergrad-research
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Through rigorous academic study, opportunities for hands-on research,
     and job search skill building from the Career Center, your student will be
     prepared to achieve their dreams in a global workforce. careers.ucr.edu

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A PLACE TO
PREPARE FOR
A CAREER
The ultimate goal of getting a good education is to be able to
achieve a dream. Get a well-paying job. Enjoy career success and
financial freedom. That’s why, from day one, your student has
access to UCR’s Career Center programs, workshops, and events.
From personalized career counseling and career fairs to job
search workshops, job discovery panels, help with resumes, and
networking/recruiting events with top employers, we help prepare
your student for career success. careers.ucr.edu

UCR ranks 14th in public universities
that provide students the highest average
salaries for their tuition dollars.
(CNBC Make It, 2020)

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The average salary for UCR graduates is
$69,000.
(PayScale College Salary Report, 2019–20)
A PLACE TO BE
                                  HEALTHY AND WELL
                                  UCR’s Student Health & Wellness Services (SWHS) collaborative
                                  unit has your student’s mind, body, and spirit covered. shws.ucr.edu
                                  Basic Needs – basicneeds.ucr.edu                                  Recreation – recreation.ucr.edu
                                  This team will address any of your student’s emergency            Your student can keep active and healthy at UCR’s
                                  food, housing, or financial needs and connect them                state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center (SRC), with
                                  to opportunities like $204 a month toward nutritious              indoor rock climbing, weight lifting, swimming, playing
                                  groceries (if eligible).                                          basketball, fitness classes, and more. They can also go
                                                                                                    on group trips like kayaking and hiking with Outdoor
                                  Case Management – casemanagement.ucr.edu                          Excursions, or rent gear to explore on their own.
                                  This office is your student’s go-to if they are struggling with
                                  personal or academic issues and need help clearing paths          Student Health Services (SHS) –
                                  in order to solve problems that seem overwhelming. Parents        studenthealth.ucr.edu
                                  are welcome to refer their student, if they are concerned.        Your student can access this full-service, on-campus
                                                                                                    healthcare facility for urgent care, exams, prescriptions,
                                  Student Disability Resource Center –                              diagnostic tests, lab services, dental care, and more.
                                  sdrc.ucr.edu                                                      With the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP),
                                  This resource ensures that students with disabilities             your student’s doctor visits here are free.
                                  have equal access to educational programs and can
                                  fully participate in all aspects of campus life. Disability       The Well – well.ucr.edu
                                  services are free, voluntary, private, and not part of            The Well provides resources and support for your
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                                                                                                    health, including wellness programs and a peer
     All registered UCR           Counseling and Psychological Services                             mentor network.
     students are automatically
     members of our on-campus,
                                  (CAPS) – counseling.ucr.edu
     155,000-square-foot          Your student has access to psychiatric services, free
     (14,399-square-meter)        counseling, and 24-hour mental health support.
     Student Recreation Center.
A PLACE TO FIT IN,
EXPLORE, AND
HAVE FUN
College should be fun! UCR offers many opportunities for
involvement, community building, enjoyment, exploration, and
creative expression, including:
Student Organizations – highlanderlink.ucr.edu
Joining a student org is a great way to get involved and meet
friends. UCR has over 500 social, service, and academic student
orgs – including over 30 sororities and fraternities.
Campus Events – events.ucr.edu
There’s always something going on at UCR! From art exhibits
and athletic games to concerts, lectures, movies, and service
opportunities — your student will have many options.
Education Abroad – ea.ucr.edu
UCR provides Highlanders a gateway to high-quality international
opportunities, offered through academic coursework, experiential
learning, and immersion to cultivate intercultural understanding
and collaboration.                                                 13
We make finding your student’s home-away-from-home easy. Our housing options offer everyday
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 essentials like on-site laundry facilities to much-appreciated amenities like Amazon lockers to
  Academic or Theme Living-Learning communities that will connect them with students who share
  their field of study or ethnic/cultural background.

  Although Guaranteed Housing s not currently available, Priority Housing is. Act fast by checking
  out our ELEVEN on-campus residence halls and off-campus apartments. housing.ucr.edu
A PLACE TO LIVE,
DINE, AND THRIVE
UCR is home to students who live on campus, live nearby, or
commute to campus. We have resources to help everyone live
well and be part of the campus community. Get a feel for housing
and campus life by touring UCR. Although in-person tours aren’t
currently available, we do offer other convenient options, like a
driving tour of the campus’ architecturally aesthetic landmarks
(map with UCR facts provided), a student-hosted campus tour
video, a virtual Zoom meeting with a knowledgeable guide, or an
interactive virtual tour (available from any location in the world).
visit.ucr.edu

DINING
dining.ucr.edu
Your student has many dining options at UCR, and dining plans
are available to make getting a bite to eat easier than ever. Choices
include American and international cuisines, residential and retail
restaurants, convenience stores, a HUB food court, coffee shops,        15
food trucks, specialty menus with vegetarian, vegan, and halal
options, and healthy choices — all right here on campus.
A PLACE TO
     FEEL AT HOME
     Residence Life housing.ucr.edu
     Living on campus, in the center of everything, your student can
     experience much more than classroom learning alone. In fact,
     national studies show that living on campus boosts the quality of a
     student’s educational experience.
     Residence Halls aren’t just places to sleep — they’re places to live,
     to feel at home, to learn, to make friends and to have fun. They
     include computer labs, laundry facilities, and tutoring services.
     Learning is always a priority. Beyond that, they offer hall-to-hall
     competitions, socials, dances, pool parties, cultural celebrations,
     BBQ’s, concerts, movies, and more. We also offer Living-Learning
     Communities and Themed Hall living options that connect your
     student to other students by common interests, heritage, and/or
     personal development.

     Commuter & Transfer Resources
     studentlife.ucr.edu/commuter-resources
     studentlife.ucr.edu/welcome-transfer-students
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     If your student lives off-campus or has transferred here, UCR
     has services, resources, and programs to help them get and stay
     connected on campus. This includes a Commuter and Transfer
     Lounge, a bi-weekly newsletter, a Commuter Guide, special dining
     plan options, carpools, and social “Pit Stops” with snacks.
A PLACE OF
HIGH REGARD
UC Riverside is not just an academic powerhouse and part of
the prestigious UC system. We also rank high in other areas that
count, like sustainability, investment, and advancement. We think
big, so your student can do big.

UC Riverside is one of The Princeton Review’s top
colleges in the nation for sustainability practices.
(2021)

UCR is the top performing school in the nation on
social mobility according to U.S. News & World
Reports. (2021)

UCR ranks among Money Magazine’s best
colleges in the United States for quality and
affordability. (2020)

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UCR THINKS BIG SO
     YOUR STUDENT CAN DO BIG!
     Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)                               Graduate School of Education (GSOE)
     A top 50 public engineering college. (Best Graduate Engineering    Started offering a new minor, Athletic Leadership — and is the
     School, U.S. News & World Report, 2021)                            first athletics-based undergraduate academic program for UCR
                                                                        and the UC system. It also facilitates the UC’s first family autism
     College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences                    resource center — SEARCH (Support-Education-Advocacy-
     (CHASS)                                                            Resources-Community).
     UCR’s largest college, serving approximately 60% of the student
     population with 65+ majors/minors. CHASS faculty includes          School of Business
     Pulitzer Prize winners/finalists, Marvel Comics essayist, social   UCR ranks No. 8 for Business Administration & Management
     activists, and media influencers.                                  in California. (College Factual’s 2020 Best Colleges for Business
                                                                        Administration & Management)
     College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)
     UCR has the 52nd best computer science program in the nation.      The School of Medicine (SOM)
     (2021 U.S. News & World Report college rankings)                   Graduated its first class in 2017 and made the rankings for the
                                                                        first time, at No. 93. (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

                                                                        School of Public Policy (SPP)
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                                                                        Affairs Program. (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
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A PLACE                                                         A PLACE TO IMPACT
     TO SUCCEED                                                      THE WORLD
     UCR students make attractive job                                Year after year, UCR ranks among the
     candidates upon graduation, and top                             nation’s top schools when it comes to
     corporations come here to recruit.                              contributions to the public good.
     Employers that have recruited, hired or engaged with UCR        Highlanders want to make an impact on the world. To not just
     students for job discovery, internships, campus interviews      succeed – but to help others do the same. And we do.
     or careers include:                                             Our graduates are Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, award-
     Airbnb                Goldman Sachs         PepsiCo             winning journalists and filmmakers, business leaders and
     Amazon                Hewlett-Packard       Pixar               presidents, scientists, actors and dancers, engineers, counselors,
     Apple Inc.            IBM                   Qualcomm            social justice leaders, teachers, Olympians, and so much more.
                                                                     We look forward to your student being another success story.
     Blizzard              Intel Corporation     SpaceX
                                                                     alumni.ucr.edu
     Deloitte              Kia Motors            Target
     Edwards               LinkedIn              Teach for America
     Lifesciences
                           Lockheed Martin       Twitter
     Environmental
                           Macy’s                Uber                66% of the class of 2020 was employed
     Protection Agency
                           Microsoft             Walt Disney         and 23% were enrolled in a post-grad
     Esri
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                           Nestle USA            Company             program one year after graduation.
                                                 Wells Fargo
                           New York Life                             (UCR Career Center, 2020)
     Foresters Financial
                                                 Yelp
                           Northrop Grumman
     GEICO
                           Corporation
A PLACE TO
LEARN FROM
WORLD-RENOWNED
FACULTY
UCR will challenge your student with
our world-class faculty, including two
Nobel Laureates, a Pulitzer Prize winner,
countless social activists, and world
influencers. faculty.ucr.edu
•N
  obel Prize-Winning Physicist — Barry Barish is a UC alumnus
 who is recognized for his decisive contributions to the LIGO
 detector and the observation of gravitational waves.
•N
  obel Prize-Winning Chemist — Richard Schrock is a UCR             •D
                                                                       esigner, Curator, Illustrator, and Cartoonist — John Jennings
 alumnus who is recognized for his development of a catalyst          is a two-time Eisner Award winner, graphic novelist, and essayist
 for a reaction now used daily in the chemical industry for           for Marvel Comics who is dedicated to publishing speculative
 the efficient and more environmentally friendly production           graphic novels by and about people of color.
 of pharmaceuticals, fuels, synthetic fibers, and many other         •A
                                                                       cclaimed Author — Susan Straight is an eight-time published
 products.                                                            novelist, a finalist for the National Book Award, Los Angeles
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•A
  ward-Winning Researcher, Mona Eskandari (pictured) put             Times Book Prize, and the National Magazine Award, and an all-
 UCR on the map with her recent COVID-19 lung biomechanics            around empowerer of women.
 research, which investigates overventilation and the respiratory-
 damaging nature of the virus.
A PLACE THAT’S WORTH IT
     admissions.ucr.edu/cost

     Ranked by The Times Higher Education World University                 California lifestyle – for less.
     Rankings and Shanghai Jiao Tong University and as one of the
     world’s top universities, UCR is above average academically and       The expenses associated with living in Riverside are considerably
     costs considerably less than many other schools when dispensed        less than those in nearby metropolitan areas.
     financial aid is considered (need-based grants and scholarships).     admissions.ucr.edu/about-riverside
     In fact, about 91.2% of undergraduate students receive some
     form of financial aid; about 70% of those who receive financial aid
     have their full fees covered by grants and/or scholarships.                                                     HOLLYWOOD
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     Every registered UCR student has nationwide health coverage.
     Your student is automatically enrolled into UC Student Health
     Insurance Plan (SHIP) and can see a doctor and nurse on
     campus with no out-of-pocket expense. X-rays, lab work and even
     prescriptions are available.
     Every UCR student also has access to the Student Recreation
     Center (SRC), a 155,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility
     for exercise, sports activities, swimming, events and general
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                                                                           Tuition, Cost, and Fees
                                                                           UCR’s undergraduate tuition and fees are $12,570 for California
                                                                           residents living with family. Find cost breakdowns for all populations
                                                                           at admissions.ucr.edu/cost
A PLACE THAT’S
GENEROUS WITH
FINANCIAL AID
financialaid.ucr.edu

A UC degree is more affordable than you
might think!
Nothing should stop your student from accessing UCR’s world-
class education — especially money. Grants, scholarships, loans
and work-study are offered to qualified students by our Financial
Aid office.
At UCR, 86% of undergraduate students receive financial aid and
70% of those who receive aid have their full fees covered by grants
and/or scholarships.
Remind your student to complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov every year (even if they
don’t think they’ll qualify) by the priority filing of March 2 for the
best chances of getting financial aid.
A note for Dreamers: The California Dream Act (AB 130 & AB               23
131) allows AB 540 students to be eligible for state financial aid.
Students granted DACA should apply for California Dream Act, not
FAFSA. dream.csac.ca.gov
FREQUENTLY                                                          Why UC Riverside?
                                                                         There are many reasons why more than 26,000 students enrolled
     ASKED QUESTIONS                                                     for our fall 2020 quarter. We are part of the prestigious University
                                                                         of California system, and are known for our impressive rankings,
     You have questions. We have answers.                                cutting-edge research, diverse student body, friendliness, and our
                                                                         easy access to everything Southern California offers.
     Discover more about how UCR will support                            admissions.ucr.edu
     your student.
     admissions.ucr.edu/parents-guardians                                Do you have on-campus housing and dining options?
                                                                         Yes. Freshmen are eligible for our four Residence Halls, while
                                                                         transfers and continuing students are eligible for those same four
     How can parents get involved with the campus?                       and an additional six Campus Apartments. Also, any student
                                                                         parent is eligible for our Family Housing option.
     The support of parents and families plays an integral role in
     their student’s experience at UCR. The Parents Association is       Although we are not offering Guaranteed Housing due to the
     an opportunity for parents to engage with the campus and stay       uncertainty of COVID-19, Priority Housing is available to students
     connected with their student. All parents and families of current   who submit their contracts by May 10. We invite your family to
     students are invited to participate. parents.ucr.edu                check out our 11 campus housing options and encourage your
                                                                         student to submit an application for the one that is right for them
                                                                         right away. housing.ucr.edu
                                                                         We have many on-campus restaurants, food trucks, and
24                                                                       convenience stores that offer affordable, healthy, and tasty treats.
                                                                         There are also tons of off-campus dining options within walking
                                                                         distance from the university. dining.ucr.edu
                                                                         admissions.ucr.edu/about-riverside
Does my student need to have a car?                                      Is UCR affordable?
No. Getting around the university is easy via foot, unmotorized          Yes! We offer a range of scholarships/resources to help your
scooter, or bike — with over 3,000 on-campus bike racks spaces.          student pay for college depending on your finances and need.
(We also provide free California bike licensing and registration.) For   Through FAFSA (fafsa.ed.gov) or the California Dream Act
distance travel, students can consider options like free Riverside       Application, students can apply for most aid with just one
Transit Agency (RTA) busses (by registering for a free mobile            application. Meeting deadlines is important, so students should
pass on our website), Metrolink (with two stations within 3 miles        reach out to Financial Aid advisors with any questions about the
of campus and with bus connections), Zipcar rental service, or           application process. financialaid.ucr.edu
asking friends with cars for a ride.
Please note that freshmen living on campus cannot purchase
                                                                         Will my student have things to do around campus?
parking permits unless they are approved for an exempt and               There is always something going on at UCR! Students enjoy events
motorized scooters are not permitted on campus.                          such as UCR’s two major concerts throughout the year, workshops,
transportation.ucr.edu                                                   live performances, athletic events, theatre productions, speakers,
                                                                         celebrations, community service and leadership opportunities,
Will my student get the classes they need to                             more than 500 students orgs, and more than 30 fraternities and
                                                                         sororities. events.ucr.edu • highlanderlink.ucr.edu
graduate in four years?
To graduate in four years, students are encouraged to meet
regularly with their academic advisor, take 15 credits per quarter
when possible, attend summer sessions, and take advantage of
supportive resources including the Academic Resource Center.
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How can I help my student be successful at UCR?                     Is my student required to have a laptop?
     Encourage your student to get involved and use the many             Students in the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of
     resources available on campus, such as the Academic Resource        Engineering (BCOE) have a laptop requirement, with specifications
     Center, academic programs, library workshops, Ethnic & Gender       listed at student.engr.ucr.edu/laptop. Otherwise, students are not
     Programs offices and special academic support programs within       required to have a laptop, but it is recommended. They can check
     our Residence Halls. Your continued support and encouragement       out laptops through the HUB by using their R’Card (their UCR
     is also one of the biggest factors for success.                     ID card), and can use the many computer labs available within
                                                                         various campus buildings and housing areas. Students also have
     What medical resources are                                          access to printers.
     available for my student?
     UCR’s Student Health Services (SHS) is a full doctor’s office
     and pharmacy on campus where students can go for checkups,          Still have more questions?
     medical visits and prescriptions. Students also have access to a    We have more answers on our website.
     dentist and optometrist. All students are required to have health
     insurance, whether it’s UCR’s medical insurance (UC SHIP) or        admissions.ucr.edu/parents-guardians
     their own private insurance. All students can use SHS, but the
     only insurance accepted there is UC SHIP; students with private
     insurance pay out of pocket for services. We also have an on-
     campus Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) office that
                                                                         We’ve created a website exclusively for newly
     is free to students who are currently enrolled at UCR and have      admitted students and their supporters — that’s
26   paid registration fees.                                             you! It’s full of essential info any future Highlander
     LiveHealth Online is a virtual service (covered by UC SHIP) that    should know. iam.ucr.edu
     allows students to video-chat with board-certified medical/mental
     health professionals about their health/mental heath needs and
     receive prescriptions. studenthealth.ucr.edu
“UCR is specifically designed to offer resources
  and opportunities for a wide range of students
  no matter the background, color, religion, etc.
  Students here are inviting and encouraging, so
  it’s easy to find a home at UCR.”
                                 Mehvish Ali ‘20

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IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
      Residence Halls Contract Available (Visit My.UCR.edu or housing.ucr.edu)                                  March 1
      Highlander Day (for Admitted Students) (highlanderday.ucr.edu)                                April 6-8 (Freshman)
                                                                                                      May 6-7 (Transfer)
      Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) Deadline                                                   May 1 (Freshmen)
                                                                                                        June 1 (Transfer)
      Priority Housing Deadline                                                                                  May 10
      Transcript and Document Deadlines                                                             July 1 – Transcripts
                                                                                    July 15 – Documents and Test Scores
      Freshmen Two-Day Orientation (orientation.ucr.edu)                                    July - August (Various Dates)
      Transfer One-Day Orientation (orientation.ucr.edu)                             August - September (Various Dates)
      International One-Day Orientation (orientation.ucr.edu)                                                September
      UCR Campus Apartments Check-in Day                                                                        Sept. 17
      Residence Halls Move-in Day                                                Sept. 18-19 (Depending on assignment.)

                                                                                 2021
      First Day of Fall Quarter                                                                                 Sept. 20
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NEXT STEPS AND
DEADLINES
Admission to UC Riverside is highly competitive, so it is important
that your student says “YES” to UCR by submitting their Statement of
                                                                         Say YES to UCR!
Intent to Register (SIR) on time and continuing to meet all deadlines.   SIR today! MyUCR.EDU
                                                                         Your student’s next steps aret to submit their Statement of Intent
Remind your student to go to My.UCR.EDU – the “go to” place for          to Register (SIR) at MyUCR.EDU by the date listed on their
all communication from UCR about a student’s admission status,           MyUCR account and keep track of important dates and deadlines.
including important dates and deadlines. UCR has already created a
My.UCR.EDU account for your student, and sent an email with their        SIR Deadline:
username and instructions for creating a password. If your student
                                                                         May 1 (freshman)
didn’t receive this email, please have them contact Undergraduate
Admissions at admissions.ucr.edu/ask.                                    June 1 (transfer)

                                                                         Check the Status of Financial Aid
                                                                         If your student applied for financial aid, they need to check their
                                                                         status at their MyUCR account.

                                                                         We look forward to having you and your
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                                                                         and to seeing you on campus soon!
Please note that some departments may have limited resources due to COVID-19 but are still working diligently to address all your inquiries.

     HELPFUL NUMBERS & WEBSITES
     Academic Resource Center (Learning Center)                      Financial Aid                                           Sexual Assault Resources
     arc.ucr.edu                                                     financialaid.ucr.edu                                    CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources, & Education)
                                                                                                                             care.ucr.edu
     Admissions (Undergraduate)                                      Housing
     admissions.ucr.edu                                              housing.ucr.edu                                         Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs
                                                                                                                             (SCAIP)
     Campus Operator                                                 International Students and Scholars Office              conduct.ucr.edu
     Dial 0 from campus phones        |   (951) 827-1012             international.ucr.edu/students
                                                                                                                             Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)
     Campus Store (Bookstore)                                        Library – Tomas Rivera                                  sdrc.ucr.edu
     campusstore.ucr.edu                                             library.ucr.edu
                                                                                                                             Student Health Services (SHS)
     Campus Tours                                                    Library – Orbach Science Library                        studenthealth.ucr.edu
     visit.ucr.edu                                                   library.ucr.edu
                                                                                                                             Student Life (Clubs, Recreation & Orientation)
     Career Center                                                   Office of the Registrar                                 studentlife.ucr.edu
     careers.ucr.edu                                                 registrar.ucr.edu
                                                                                                                             Student Recreation Center (SRC)
     Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)                    Outdoor Excursions                                      recreation.ucr.edu
     (951) 827-5531             |   counseling.ucr.edu               excursions.ucr.edu
                                                                                                                             Transfer Success Program
     Counseling 24-Hour Hotline                                      Police (UCR Police, non-emergency)                      arc.ucr.edu/tsp
     2-TALK (8255)          |       (951) 827-TALK (8255)            (951) 827-5222       |    police.ucr.edu
                                                                                                                             Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS)
     Emergency Assistance (on or off campus)                                                                                 parking.ucr.edu
     911

     COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS                                                                                                    RESIDENCE HALLS
     College of Humanties, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS)                     School of Business                          Aberdeen-Inverness
     chass.ucr.edu                                                               business.ucr.edu                            (951) 827-5460
30   College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS)                         School of Medicine (SOM)                    Lothian
     cnas.ucr.edu                                                                medschool.ucr.edu                           (951) 827-5972
     Graduate School of Education (GSOE)                                         School of Public Policy (SPP)               Pentland Hills
     education.ucr.edu                                                           spp.ucr.edu                                 (951 827-6500
     Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE)                                                                Dundee
     student.engr.ucr.edu                                                                                                    (951) 827-7540
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This information is accurate and reliable at the time of publication but may
                                                                                               change without notice. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions for the
                                                                                               most up-to-date information. (3/21)

                                                                                               As part of UC Riverside’s federal reporting requirements under the Clery Act,
                                                                                               you can access our Annual Security and Fire Safety Report at go.ucr.edu/
                                                                                               CleryAct. A full list of Consumer and Safety Information Disclosures is also
                                                                                               available at go.ucr.edu/ConsumerSafety.

                            UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
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                            Riverside, CA 92521 | admissions.ucr.edu/ask

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