Undergrad Experience



🏛👨🏼‍⚖️ What does the end of affirmative action mean for UCR?

The United States Supreme Court on Thursday, June 29, struck down affirmative action, ending race-conscious admissions across U.S. colleges and universities. The decision comes after the Supreme Court ruled to strike down affirmative action programs at the University of North Carolina and Harvard. Justices ruled that both universities violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. How does this impact UC Riverside? Emily D. Engelschall, UCR’s associate vice chancellor of enrollment services, provides insight. Read more


🏥 Student Health & Counseling Center's New Location

We have moved! Student Health and Counseling Center appointments are now at the new building located at

388 W. Linden St. (by Lot 21 & Glasgow Dining Hall)

  • First Floor: Student Health Services (medical, labs) & satellite offices for The Well & Basic Needs (R'Pantry)
  • Second Floor: Counseling and Psychological Services (mental health); Case Management Services; and SWIFT (Student Well-being Intervention & Follow-up Team)
  • Hours of Operation: M, T, W & F: 8am–5pm; Th: 9am–5pm
  • Check in at the new building for all appointments (the old building by Lot 15 is closed)

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💻 Tech Support Now at Libraries

Technical support is now offered at the Rivera and Orbach libraries. The BearHelp team can assist with issues like password resets, WiFi access, VPN access, cloud printing, kiosk laptop support, and basic hardware troubleshooting for laptops and other devices.

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⚧ Explore New Gender Health Support Website

Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) students can get quality care with this new resource. We recognize that every person has different needs, and we will work with you to assess, identify, and provide the proper care for your journey.

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🎬 Featured Video


Chancellor's Fall Welcome

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox is excited to welcome students back to UC Riverside for the start of Fall Quarter 2023. In the past, he parodied Mr. Rogers and Some Good News in his fall welcome videos. This time, as he thinks through possible parody ideas, he reminds students of the adventure and opportunities that await them on campus at UCR.


🤑 Behavorial Lab Studies (Paid)

Participate in research studies, conducted by School of Business faculty, about decision-making, consumer behavior, organizational behavior, negotiations, and group work. Compensation for in-person studies ranges from $5 to $100 in cash or Amazon gift cards, depending on the study you are chosen for. Sign up ASAP to be considered for fall studies. 

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👯‍♀️ 👯 First Generation Mentor/Mentee Program

We help first-generation college students navigate their college experience while creating a safe space for students to express themselves, receive assistance to overcome their unique challenges, and prepare them for a brighter future. 

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🧠 Brain Game (Paid)

Register for one of the several paid studies with UCR Brain Game. Or apply to be involved in various aspects of experiments including participant recruitment, assessment administration, data entry and analysis, software development, and in some cases, the design and management of their own studies.

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🤑 Close Your Financial Aid Gap

Third and fourth-year STEM majors can borrow up to $20K annually for school without co-signers or credit checks through the Student Freedom Agreement.

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🍎 Apply for CalFresh

CalFresh provides qualifying students with up to $250 a month to buy healthy, nutritious foods. These benefits can be used at various local grocery and convenience stores, most farmers markets, and Scotty's convenience stores. Apply now!

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⚧ Gender Recognition & Lived Name

Beginning Sept. 11, students have the ability to update R’Web with personal pronouns and make a lived name their default name across the UCR campus. Select departments will still have access to legal names for legitimate business or reporting needs. These updates are part of the UC Gender Recognition & Lived Name (GRLN) Policy and are completely optional.

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💰 Earn up to $10K with College Corps

Get stipends & scholarships while addressing societal challenges and developing civic-minded leadership skills in education, climate action, and food insecurity.

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🤝 Browse Job Postings

Whether you are looking for summer gigs, internships, or part/full-time positions, the Career Center's online job search platform, Handshake, will get you connected with the right employer.

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👩🏽‍🔬👨‍🔬 Find Undergrad Research 

The uResearch Portal is a one-stop shop for students to find opportunities, across all disciplines, to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities.

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👥 Join/Start Student Organizations

HighlanderLink is a searchable database of all of our 450+ student organizations. Categories include: Academic/Professional/Honor Organizations; Arts and Expressions; Cultural; Fraternity/Sorority; Action & Awareness; Recreational; Service; Spiritual/Religious/Atheist, and others.

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Good Press

Welcome Week

Welcome Week Events

Students are invited to celebrate the start of our 2023-24 academic year with a ton of fun and informative events hosted by various campus partners. To add to the excitement, University Relations is hosting a UCR hoodie giveaway...

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CAMP Scholars

A CAMP that's designed for everyone

This UCOP and NSF-funded research program is seeking undergrads, grads, and faculty mentors...

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Kessler Scholars

How 25 first-gen students got a 4-year scholarship

Members of UCR's first cohort of Undergraduate Education’s Kessler Scholars will start their higher education journey, like other first-years, this fall. But what sets them apart from most students is they will have some of their UC tuition covered... 

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University Writing Program described as "a jewel of a program"

An Undergraduate Education program director shares some history and the moves his team made to help students become effective writers and communicators...

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Highlander Pride

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) with Chicano Student Programs.

Veronica Sanchez


"I am an activist, artist, and mentor. Con mucho orgullo sirvo a mi comunidad. I hope to create a lasting impact as I continue in my academic career."

Veronica Sanchez  (Class of 2024 | Cultural Anthropology | CHASS)

Bibiana Canales


“As a first-generation, system-impacted UCR alum, I am proud to uplift students in the same way I was influenced as an undergrad in our programming at CSP. I support our many CSP opportunities and you'll usually see me at the front desk. The pillars of Familia, Orgullo, and Corazón lifted me up and it is truly a privilege to do the same for others! ”

Bibiana Elena Canales (Program Coordinator, CSP)

Academic Calendar

October 2023

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Last day to add/drop courses in R’Web (no fee) without a “W” appearing on your transcript or to get dean approval to enroll in 10 or fewer units (and reduced tuition) for fall.
Last day to add a course without dean approval (no fee), withdraw from a course (no fee), or change grading basis (no fee) for fall.
Schedule of classes available online for winter.
Enrollment appointments viewable in R’Web for winter.
⭐️ Share Student Stories
Seeking Highlanders with Bold Hearts & Brilliant Minds

Tell us about a student (yourself or someone you know) who has received a recent award/accolade, has accomplished something major, or just exudes Highlander spirit — and we'll feature them on our official UCR platforms.

Submit One Student

Submit One Award w/ Multiple Recipients

Elissa Monteiro, School Psychology, winner of the 2023 Grad Slam Finals




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