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

U.S. News names UCR No. 1 public for social mobility

UC Riverside is the top public university in the U.S. for social mobility, according to the just-released 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Forbes magazine ranks UC Riverside No. 33 public university

UC Riverside is the No. 33 public university in a college ranking from Forbes magazine. UCR was among several UC campuses and 17 public universities in the top 50. The methodology for the Forbes list relies on data from two federal databases, the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS...

By J.D. Warren | | University

UCR, Inland Empire receive $18 million grant

UC Riverside and the Inland Empire have received $18 million from a statewide investment of $250 million that will establish K-16 Education Collaboratives to address equity gaps and improve education-to-career pipelines in each region of the state. The Inland Empire award was announced Aug. 25 by California Gov. Gavin Newsom...

By UCR News | | University

Magazine ranks UCR No. 4 for Pell Grant performance

Washington Monthly magazine has ranked UC Riverside No. 4 among 444 universities nationwide in terms of its Pell Grant student performance. The accolade, released Monday as part of Washington Monthly’s 2022 college rankings, represents UCR’s excellence in several Pell performance categories that were factored. Those include: UCR is among the...

By J.D. Warren | | 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

UCR ranked No. 23 among best value colleges in new college guide

UC Riverside is ranked high for financial aid, making an impact, and value in the Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges for 2023.” The lists are based on the Princeton Review’s survey of 160,000 students attending the 388 colleges and universities profiled. They appear in the 2023 edition of the annual...

By Imran Ghori | | University

UC Riverside and UC Davis help create program targeted for students who didn’t finish college

More than $4.85 million in state funds will allow these campuses to reengage with former UC students and California residents with some college and no degree attainment.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR has money to help students re-enroll

More than $188,000 in HEERF funds are available for students who stopped coming to UCR during the 2020-21 school year for COVID-19 related reasons.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UC Riverside admits most California freshmen among UCs

UC Riverside has admitted a record number of freshmen for fall 2022 with a total of 37,262 admits — an increase of 2,591 students from the previous year, according to data released August 10 by the University of California.

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Regents approve plans for new School of Business building

The Regents of the University of California have approved construction plans for a new UC Riverside School of Business building that will provide more instructional and administrative space to meet growing enrollment demand. The vote, which took place July 20, allows the campus to move forward with construction this fall...

By Imran Ghori | | University

New program aims to increase Latinx students conducting environmental research

A $342,000 grant has allowed the expansion of a UC Berkeley program to UCR.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

New dean of School of Education named

Joi Spencer has been named the dean of UC Riverside’s School of Education, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Spencer is a professor of Mathematics Education at the University of San Diego, in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, or SOLES. During 16 years at USD, Spencer has been associate dean...

Non-sworn, unarmed safety responders to join UCR’s Police Department

UC Riverside plans to implement new measures this fall that reflect major changes in how it approaches campus safety. They include a tiered-approach in which the UC Riverside Police Department will add a new category of non-sworn, unarmed safety personnel to respond to calls. Another addition will be behavioral health...

By Imran Ghori | | University

Five new trustees appointed to UCR Foundation board

The UCR Foundation Board of Trustees has welcomed a new chair and five new members, all of whom began their two-year terms July 1. The 40-member volunteer Board of Trustees oversees UCR’s affiliated foundation, receiving and managing the investment of a $260.2 million endowment as of May 31 that supports...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University

Native American students experience college life during a one-week summer program

For 17 years Native American Student Programs has been hosting Gathering of the Tribes, the longest running Native American youth summer program in the UC system.

UC Riverside part of new Hispanic universities alliance

UC Riverside is among 20 of the nation’s top research universities that have formed the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities. The announcement was made June 9 in Washington, D.C. The 20 universities represent every university that has been both categorized as R1 (very high research activity) by the Carnegie...

By UCR News | | University

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

A drunk driver killed her parents. Now she’s graduating to honor them

Azalea Corral has a family photo that shows her three younger siblings and parents smiling together against a Santa Barbara countryside backdrop. It was taken on February 8, 2020 — the last time they would pose together for a photo. The following day, both her parents succumbed to bodily injuries...