Highlander Day

Future Highlanders get a taste of college life

Hundreds tour campus for Highlander Day

April 17, 2024
Author: UCR News
April 17, 2024

UC Riverside welcomed incoming students and their families for Highlander Day on Saturday, April 13.

The event brought more than 2,700 future UCR students and nearly 9,000 people to UCR. Highlander Day is designed for admitted students and their families. 

Several schools, colleges, and departments held open houses and/or had booths all over campus where faculty and staff answered questions, offered tours, and put on performances. Students also got to enjoy free food and win prizes at some events.

Dining Services served vegan ceviche while Housing Services had pop-up dorms on the lawn showing what residential life looks like. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, or CHASS, held its first Spanish-language information session for families at the Barn. CHASS alone connected with nearly 1,500 admitted students and about 4,000 total guests, said Jeff Girod, assistant dean of marketing and communications for CHASS.

UCR is now preparing for part two of Highlander Day on May 4, waiting to meet more admitted first-year students, transfer students, and prospective transfer students.

See photos from the day below.