All UCR Highlanders are invited to celebrate the start of our 2022-23 academic year with a bunch of fun and informative events hosted by various campus partners. This is a great time to discover new departments, reconnect with familiar programs, and add friends to your list of followers and followees.
As thanks to students who are joining the fun, University Communications is hosting a giveaway!
1. Attend Welcome Week Events listed below (as many as you'd like)
2. Use #UCRWelcomeWeek2022 hashtag on your Instagram posts
3. Get a chance to win a $50 bookstore gift card
• All currently enrolled UCR undergrad and grad students are eligible to win
• Winners will be selected randomly from hashtags posted on Instagram from Sept. 19-30, 2022
• Instagram profiles and posts must be public
• Winners will be contacted/announced in early October 2022
Events Schedule: Welcome Week 2022
Most of these events are open to all students (new, continuing, undergrad, and grad) but some events are for specific audiences only. Contact the hosting department for additional details.
For All Students
Sept. 20, 9:30-11:30am: Undocumented Student Programs Campus Tour (w/ donuts)
Sept. 21, 11am-2pm: Health, Well-being & Safety Open House (w/ swag, treats & resources)
Sept. 21, 12-1:30pm: Undocumented Student Programs Open House (w/ boba)
Sept. 21, 1-3pm: Fraternity and Sorority Involvement Fair (undergrads only)
Sept. 22, 12-1pm: Undocumented Student Programs Welcome Lunch (w/ variety of food)
Sept. 22, 6-7pm: Fraternity and Sorority Info Night
Sept. 22, 23, 26 & 27: College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Welcome Week Celebration (w/ t-shirt giveaway, DJ, donuts, ice cream, selfies w/ Scotty, tours, and more)
Sept. 22, 7pm: Women's Soccer vs. UC San Diego (w/ giveaways)
Sept. 23, 2:30-3:30pm: The HUB Sunglass Showcase (w/ prizes for best design and voter participation)
Sept. 24: ASPB Block Party (w/ live music, food, and attractions; closed to Extension students)
Sept. 25, 1-3pm: Q-Camp: Orientation to Campus Life for LGBTQ+ Students & Allies (w/ swag bag)
Sept. 26, 5-6pm: Undocumented Student Programs Welcome Dinner (w/ variety of food)
Sept. 27, 7pm: ASPB Mind & Muscle w/ JPG Coaching (w/ giveaways; priority seating for undergrads)
Sept. 28: Student Organization Involvement Fair (undergrads only)
Sept. 28, 12-1pm: ASPB’s Tartan Soul Kickoff Nooner (w/ live music)
Sept. 28, 12-1:30pm: Undocumented Student Programs Open House (w/ ice cream)
Sept. 28, 12-2pm: Academic Resource Center Open House (w/ food & giveaways; undergrads only)
Sept. 29, 11am-2pm: Student Disability Resource Center Open House (w/ giveaways, activities, resource fair)
Sept. 29, 4-9pm: Soul, Rock & Reggae Concert (at The Barn)
Sept. 29: ASPB’s Film Screening: "Monster's University"
Sept. 29, 6pm: Women’s Volleyball vs. UC San Diego (w/ giveaways)
Sept. 30: ASPB Highlander POOLooza (at SRC pool)
For New First-Year/Freshmen & New Transfers Only
Sept. 19, 4:30-7pm: New Highlander Welcome
Sept. 19, 5-7pm: ASPB Ring in the Riv (w/ live music ft. Ylona Garica & Johnny 2 Phones; hosted by DJ Santana)
Sept. 23-25: Highlander Outdoor Orientation Trip to Big Bear
For Specific Colleges/Schools Only
Sept. 12-23: College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Welcome Week (for undergrad & grads)
Sept. 20, 9:30am-12pm: New School of Education (SOE) Graduate Student Orientation (incoming SOE grads only)
Sept. 21: School of Education (SOE) Dean’s Welcome (incoming SOE undergrads only)
Sept. 27-28, 10am-while supplies last: Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) Student Welcome (outside Bytes Café at Winston Chung Hall; free BCOE swag, goodies, coffee, and pastries; for new, returning, undergrad, and grad BCOE students only)
For On-Campus Residents Only: Not Including North District
Check out Residential Life's Instagram for event locations and details.
Sept. 19, 8am-12pm: Community Service with the Riverside Food Bank (RSVP only)
Sept. 19, 8-10am: Botanic Gardens Tour
Sept. 19, 9am: Enginuity LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 19, 10:30am: Honors LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 19, 11am: Transfer Track: Transfer Resident Welcome
Sept. 19, 1pm: PATH LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 19, 2pm: MUNDO LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 19, 3pm: Second Year Track: Second Year Welcome
Sept. 19, 4pm: Second Year Track: Introduction to Second Year Success with the ARC
Sept. 19, 5:30pm: Bannockburn, Oban, Plaza Resident Welcome Dinner
Sept. 19, 5:30pm: Falkirk and Stonehaven Resident Welcome Dinner
Sept. 19, 5:30pm: Glen Mor Resident Welcome Dinner
Sept. 19, 8pm: I Paca, You Paca, We ALPACA
Sept. 20, 9am: CHASS LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 20, 10:30am: Pre-Business LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 20, 1pm: Strides 2 Success LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 20, 1pm: Silent Meditation with RD Cassandra Butcher
Sept. 20, 2pm: Pathways LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 20, 4pm: Transfer Track: Introduction to Transfer Success with the ARC
Sept. 20, 4pm: Student Housing Academic Resource Center Open House
Sept. 20, 5:30pm: Oban Family Housing Welcome
Sept. 20, 6pm: Program Advisors for Community Experience: Scotty’s Sleepover
Sept. 20, 7pm: A Night of Magic with Kevin Li
Sept. 21, 9am: SiMs LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 21, 11am: Health, Wellness, and Safety Fair
Sept. 21, 1pm: MARKAZ LLC Meet and Greet
Sept. 21, 1pm: Fraternity and Sorority Life Info Fair
Sept. 21, 3pm: Asian Pacific Islander Desid American Residents Welcome
Sept. 21, 4pm: International Student Welcome
Sept. 21, 4pm: Program Advisors for Community Experience: TOTE-Tally Rad
Sept. 21, 6:30pm: R’Side Festival with DJ Rose
Sept. 21, 8pm: Residential Life Welcome Concert – Get Low With P-Lo
Sept. 22, 4pm: Program Advisors for Community Experience: R'Luau
Sept. 22, 6pm: Program Advisors for Community Experience: Ready, Set, Glow!
Sept. 22, 6pm: You See Our Boardgames with RD Trapper McLean
Housing Services has scheduled move-in weekend for Sept. 16-18. As with the past two years, COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place. Students must be up to date on their COVID vaccinations and boosters and must test negative prior to their arrival.
Students will be pre-assigned check-in times for their move-in with arrivals staggered by location and day to mitigate wait times and traffic. Up to two guests may accompany students and all must wear face coverings while indoors at campus locations. For more information go to housing.ucr.edu.
About 4,500 students and guests are expected on Friday, 5,700 on Saturday, and 7,200 on Sunday. Check-in, key distribution, and COVID testing will take place in Lot 30. About 8,500 students will be living on campus this fall.
Traffic is expected to be busy in and around campus that weekend.
Dining Services will begin serving some meals at the Lothian Residential Restaurant and Glasgow Residential Restaurant on Sept. 18. For hours and locations of other dining venues visit dining.ucr.edu.
Imran Ghori contributed to this story.