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Commencement season is a wrap!

"Following another successful graduation season, I am filled with gratitude at all you do to help students achieve their educational dreams. Over the last three weeks, approximately 6,000 students received their baccalaureate or graduate degrees from UC Riverside. More than 40,000 guests celebrated in person at ceremonies while another 40,000 streamed events online." Check out what else Chancellor Wilcox had to say in his latest update... 

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🍽 Special summer dining hours start June 24.

📍New Campus Map: Get around campus easier with features such as step-by-step directions and a category menu for different types of resources. 

💻 Virtual Computer Lab Services: VLab will enable Highlanders to complete their coursework without needing to obtain a software license or use a specific computer operating system.

🚌 Get Free RTA Bus Rides w/ R'Card: Just swipe your R’Card for free bus rides on routes that directly connect UCR to many western Riverside County neighboring communities.

🍕😷 Get Texts About Free Stuff on Campus: Join Health, Well-being & Safety on HighlanderLink and get notified via text or email when FREE food and health promotion supplies are available.

🤖 How to Appropriately Use Artificial Intelligence: Discover tips on how to use new Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, like ChatGPT, Google Bard, and OpenAI’s DALL-E appropriately in your academic work.

📢 Free Speech Resources: Student action is vital and this Campus Demonstrations video discusses how students can make the most of a demonstration and do so without infringing on anyone else’s rights.

🚉 Free Metrolink Rides: Metrolink is offering UCR students free rides into 2024 with its Student Adventure Pass. Explore fun destinations or get a ride to/from home,  work, and school.

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🎬 Featured Video

Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2024


We asked some 2024 Highlander graduates about who supported them through this journey to their degrees, and their answers will leave you laughing, crying, and feeling inspired.

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📚😎 Enroll for Summer Sessions

  • Financial aid is available to qualifying students who meet all the deadlines to apply for aid.
  • Housing is available and potentially payment-free for currently enrolled students. 
  • Small classes from world-class faculty. 
  • Campus perks include special events and use of the Student Rec Center during the summer. 
  • Eight-unit fee cap means taking 12 or even 16 units results in huge savings.

Enrollment deadline: June 28 (Session A), July 5 (Session F) & Aug. 2 (Session B)

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💰 Paid Student Health Study

Participate in a paid student health study, 3E by School of Education, and earn $20-35 per visit/study.

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🤑 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 this quarter's studies. 

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🎶 UCR Pipe Band

UCR's Pipe Band is recruiting student musicians year-round who play or want to learn to play the Great Highland Bagpipes or Scottish-style drumming.  

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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 or learn more.

🧠 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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🤝 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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Celebrating UCR's Class of 2024

Graduating Highlanders and the special supporters who helped them reach Commencement.

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UCR’s ‘Dragalicious Drag Ball XX’ features iconic gender-bending celebrities

Leading the pack of student performers was RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar and native Riversider Mayhem Miller.

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Senior Sendoff 2024

More than 700 seniors attended the event, which included free food and swag, photobooths, celebratory stations, a graduation cap decoration station, and music from KUCR. 

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UCR sees rise in scooter and bike thefts

Tips to stop thieves

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Highlander Pride

UCR is celebrating PRIDE month by featuring members of the LGBTQ+ community. Visit out.ucr.edu to learn more about the LGBT Resource Center and how it can enhance your undergrad experience.

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"During my first year at UCR, I truly enjoyed my campus experience. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of caring individuals who supported me through tough times. Additionally, I found valuable resources on campus that were instrumental in helping me navigate challenges and succeed in my academic endeavors."

Kayla Bullard (Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2027)

Smiling UCR staff

"As a marketing manager I work closely with Undergraduate Admissions to help show all the amazing resources UCR has for prospective students and why the should continue their academic career here. I also have the privilege of helping supervise four student workers who manage Admissions' social media account, @LifeatUCR on Instagram. Working alongside the students reminds me of why I love my job. Their hardwork and dedication is inspiring and keeps me motivated.

As an out, queer man, UCR has been one of the most inclusive and welcoming places to work and I'm proud to call myself a Highlander."

Melbert Sebayan (he/him/his), Enrollment Marketing Manager, University Relations (with UCR since 2016)

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Academic Calendar

June 2024

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
SOM Commencement
Last day of spring instruction.

Last day to withdraw from UCR for full term.
Last day to register for fall 2024.
Makeup enrollment & add/drop for fall 2024.
Last day of spring quarter.

Last day to complete work to remove an incomplete grade from prior quarter.
SOE, SPP, CNAS & BCOE Commencement
CHASS & Business Commencement
Campus closed for Juneteenth.
Spring grades available on R’Web.

First day of summer quarter.

Last day to apply for readmission for fall 2024.
Last day to enroll online for Summer Session A.
⭐️ 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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