Photo from Scot Fest 2018
November 12, 2019

Family fun at Homecoming 2019

The annual event kicks off with the Spirit of the Tribes 5K run and continues with Scot Fest

Author: Sandra Baltazar Martínez
November 12, 2019

This Saturday, Nov. 16, the University of California, Riverside will host a full day of family-friendly activities during its annual Homecoming celebration.

The day kicks off with the Spirit of the Tribes 5K run at 7 a.m. Later, visitors can then enjoy an afternoon full of carnival-style games, class reunions, tours of the campus, and even a one-of-a-kind pomegranate presentation and tasting

The day’s events are free and open to the public. 

A rock wall was part of the featured activities during Scot Fest 2018. (UCR)

“It’s an event meant to bring together the entire UCR community,” said Kendall Burks, UCR alumni communications manager. “The day is designed to be a fun experience for everyone, including kids and families. Visitors can choose from a slate of events and enjoy a day on campus.” 

The day closes with the annual Chicano Latino Alumni dinner and dance, where Assemblyman Jose Medina will be recognized with the Alma y Corazón Award. The evening’s keynote speaker will be UC Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez. 

Throughout the day, visitors can discover campus gems, including Special Collections on the fourth floor of the Tomás Rivera Library. The collection houses rare and unexpected finds, including a miniature edition of the New Testament in Greek, the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, an original copy of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian. 

At the Creat’R Lab, located inside the Orbach Science Library, visitors can see a space designed for students’ innovative and creative ideas, offering sewing, engineering, 3-D printing, and more. During the tour, visitors will see students’ creations and the 3-D printer in action.  

The day culminates with Scot Fest, a celebration near the bell tower with free carnival-style games, a kid zone, and booths showcasing research, campus clubs, and organizations. 

View the full list of Homecoming 2019 activities.

Can’t make it to Homecoming? You can still support UCR on Giving Tuesday, set for Dec. 3.  

Students celebrate during Scot Fest 2018. (UCR)

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