University of California Application Filing Period Expanded

It was announced on Sept. 30 that prospective students looking to enter the University of California, or UC, system as first-years or transfers can now hit that submit button as early as Sat., Oct. 1. This is especially helpful for students who want to get their higher education applications in...

By Malinn Loeung | | University, Students

Back to School: UCR Welcome Week 2022

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...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

Student Freedom Initiative adds UCR to its next cohort of member institutions

Today, Student Freedom Initiative announced the next round of Minority Serving Institutions, or MSIs, that will participate in its program. UC Riverside, ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report, was one of the universities selected. The addition of 14 institutions increases the...

By UCR News | | University, Students

Highlander Pep Band surprises campus with hype song

Imagine you’re sitting in class on a random Thursday morning, listening to your chemistry professor, and then a 15-piece band bursts in the room blasting the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis throwback hit, “Can’t Hold Us” — but the tuba, symbols, trumpet, and flute version. If you were on campus on...

By Malinn Loeung | | University, Students

UCR spotlighted in discussion of mental health on campus

The widely circulated publication Inside Higher Ed published a story this past week that features a "virtual roundtable" at UC Riverside with the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. During the Zoom visit on May 19, the secretary, Miguel Cardona, asked four UCR students about programs that offered mental...

By UCR News | | University, Students

A project about Zoom... Zoom... Zoom, on Zoom

A pair of short films were a hit at the April 13 “Filmworks – Original Short Films” held at the University Theatre, drawing attention to a suite of pandemic monologues and songs professor Bella Merlin created along with students, entitled “20:20 Vision.” For the first time this week, the short...

By J.D. Warren | | Students

Fruit fungus for the win at Grad Slam

UC Riverside’s winner, Claire Whitaker, moves onto the UC-level competition in May.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

New freshman application record set for UCR

The University of California, Riverside has posted record freshman applications for fall 2022. A total of 54,365 applications were received by the UCR freshman application deadline of Nov. 30. That represents an increase over the previous record of 52,563 for fall 2021. The record prior to that was 49,252 for...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Endowed gift will broaden the horizon for UCR students

A $2 million gift from the Pollitt family will fund scholarships that support study abroad opportunities.

By Sarah Nightingale | | Students

Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus

UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

Students receive Bear Bucks for COVID-19 test results

An incentive program aims to increase testing compliance and improve campus health at UC Riverside.

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

It's back to the classroom on Jan. 31

UC Riverside resumes in-person instruction on Jan. 31. The first four weeks of winter quarter will have been remote, a product of a post-holidays spike in the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. But Provost Elizabeth Watkins said in a Jan. 24 email to campus that...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Student raises funds on Twitter to buy masks for campus

There's the fear of catching COVID-19, and then there's the anxiety that comes with buying the right mask. UCR experts advise the first pick for face coverings should be the N95 mask, the second the KN95 mask, and the third a combination of the surgical mask worn under a cloth...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

Booster mandate explained; students vaccines available

Emails to students and employees this week stressed the need to comply with booster mandates. This effectively refreshes the mandate requirements students and employees were asked to comply with this past fall, based on UC requirements. That mandate was met with more than a 95% vaccination rate among UCR’s students...

By UCR News | | University, Students

For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time. Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Students have innovative, cool ways to nap, relax, and study

Nap pods, hydro massage chairs, and study cubbies on campus.

Science communication competition — it’s on!

Graduate and undergraduate students in STEM fields are encouraged to participate in this inaugural multimedia event.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Newsom appoints UCR Highlander to Student Aid Commission

Angel Rodriguez, an alumnus and current grad student, urges students to apply for Cal Grants

UC Riverside launches student-centered Beyond Brilliant

No student should have to choose between buying books or food. Or pass up an internship opportunity because they can’t afford gas. Or drop out of school to ease the financial burden on their family. But these choices are a reality for many students who attend the University of California...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students

Board of trustees lead Beyond Brilliant by example

There’s more to university life than filling out admissions forms, showing up for classes, and studying for tests. Erik Anderson, an Inland Empire business leader and philanthropist, wants all students at the University of California, Riverside to take advantage of the world-class education they are being offered. And he’s pledging...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students