At UCR, you’ll find a community that celebrates the differences that define us and the journey that unites us.
You’ll encounter a kaleidoscope of faces, narratives, and cultures through Highlanders with roots spanning the United States and over 80 countries. Imagine all these stories, merging with yours in vibrant Riverside — a progressive city that’s central to everything that makes Southern California a magical place to live, play, and study. Check out these essential UCR programs and departments and prepare yourself to live like a Highlander.
Live It Up
We make finding your Highlander home-away-from-home easy. From everyday essentials like on-site laundry facilities to much-appreciated amenities like Amazon lockers to Academic or Theme Living-Learning communities that will connect you with students who share your field of study or ethnic/cultural background — we invite you to take a quick tour of our ELEVEN on-campus residence halls and off-campus apartments.
Good Eats & Treats
Highlanders dine on BBQ, brick-fired pizzas, wok-inspired dishes, fresh poke bowls, taqueria treats, crispy fries, fresh build-it-yourself sandwiches, and all the coffee and tea you can wish for. We also have a great selection of vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free options all over campus. For those of you with a residential dining plan, you’re going to love the convenient, buffet-style dining experience.
Cruise the Campus
Take a driving tour of the campus’ architecturally aesthetic landmarks, watch a student-hosted campus tour video, schedule a virtual Zoom meeting with a knowledgeable guide, or log in from any location in the world and take an interactive virtual tour.
Activate Your Highlander Spirit
Since you've been admitted to UCR, chances are you already have some Tartan Soul in you. Check out this video to help you identify these key qualities and get your Highlander spirit pumping.View more UCR videos ›