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Current Students


See What’s Possible

At UC Riverside students of every background and ambition, from first-generation college-goers to dedicated graduate researchers, are encouraged to dream big — and achieve their dreams. 

Our students make our campus community a great place to live, learn, and grow — sharing their ideas, identities, and sense of what’s possible to help propel us forward in the dynamic digital and cultural space of an increasingly interconnected world.

UC Riverside offers its undergraduate students more than 80 majors, providing plenty of options to pursue the subject matter about which they are most passionate. And our drop-in tutoring and study lounges designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles, and impressive research library — one of the largest in the nation — ensure our students have everything they need to achieve their academic goals.

  • Academic Resource Center

    All of the tools you need to succeed in your college classes can be found right here on campus. The Academic Resource Center is comprised of educators, counselors and advanced students who are here to help you grow, learn and discover.

    Services available include:

    • Drop in tutoring
    • Study skills
    • Supplemental Instruction
    • Fully equipped study lounges
  • Libraries

    UC Riverside libraries are among the largest academic research libraries in the United States, with one of the UC systems’ most complete collections. With over 2 million volumes, 28,000 print and electronic serial subscriptions, 1.7 million microforms, 300,000 government information sources, and access to 165,000 e-books, we’re ready to connect you with the resources you need, right when you need them.

  • Majors, Minors, and Programs

    Our dedicated, friendly, and award-winning faculty will help you look further, reach higher, and think deeper. Learn more about the undergraduate majors and minors offered by our colleges and schools and our more than 50 graduate programs.

Taking Education to the Next Level

As the top-ranked university in the nation for social mobility (U.S. News 2020), UC Riverside is committed to helping students take their education to the next level. Across the board at UCR, challenging courses, interdisciplinary research opportunities, and inspiring faculty — including two Nobel Prize winners, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine — take students on a journey of innovation and growth. 

With opportunities to participate in our University Honors program, take immersive summer sessions, or study across the globe, Highlanders connect with like-minded individuals who help to shape one another’s futures through shared curiosity, creativity, and community impact. The experience they gain benefits them as students and beyond — CNBC ranked UCR in the Top 10 colleges that pay off the most in big cities.

  • Summer Study Abroad Program

    Experience spending the summer abroad while staying on track to graduate! UCR’s Summer Study Abroad Program offers UCR general catalog courses taught by UCR faculty in an international location. Including 5 weeks of cultural immersion while you deepen your learning, a global adventure awaits. Learn more about this unique opportunity to spend your summer studying abroad.

  • Education Abroad Program and Opportunities Abroad Program

    Join more than 4,500 University of California students who live and learn across the globe. Offered in partnership with more than 140 universities in 35 countries, UCR’s unparalleled Education Abroad Program and Opportunities Abroad Programs offer exciting opportunities to deepen your studies, expand your perspective, and become immersed in cultural experiences you’ll never forget.

  • UC Center at Sacramento

    Take advantage of hands-on learning and research opportunities in California's public policy arena through the UC Center at Sacramento. There are two integrated programs offered, academic policy and journalism, to help enrich your professional success. Chosen applicants will live and learn in Sacramento through an internship within the Capitol's policy community. Learn more about this resume-building, life-changing opportunity.

At Your Service

As one of the most self-sustained campuses in the UC system, UC Riverside is committed to providing our students a full spectrum of services to elevate their university experience. These services range from keeping our students safe and well on campus to ensuring their UCR education is financially attainable — Business Insider even ranked us No. 2 among top-tier universities for financial aid.

  • Campus Safety

    At UCR, your safety is our priority. Our Health, Well-being, and Safety division is made up of nine departments that are dedicated to listening, supporting, and providing UC Riverside students with helpful resources and services for your overall safety and well-being.

  • Career Center

    UC Riverside’s Career Center provides students and alumni with access to an extensive job database, career counseling, resume advice and interview coaching, as well as workshop and job fair alerts.

  • Early Childhood Services

    Early Childhood Services provides a safe, nurturing environment for the children of UCR students, staff, and faculty. The center has programs for children ages 4 months to kindergarten.

  • UCR Dining, Hospitality & Retail Services

    UCR Dining, Hospitality & Retail Services provides the campus with great food, as well as a variety of locations to relax, socialize and study. From the dining halls to our retail locations, we offer high-quality and healthy dining options in friendly, welcoming environments. 

  • Ethnic & Gender Programs

    The Ethnic and Gender Program Offices feature student support services, community involvement initiatives, multi-cultural events and leadership training. These engaging opportunities allow students to explore cultural growth and development, and to build the skills required to lead and succeed in a diverse world.

  • Fitness and Recreation

    The UCR Recreation department offers members of the Highlander community an opportunity to lead active lives while working on achieving their degrees. All UCR students are automatically members of the Student Recreation Center, a 155,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility for exercise, sports activities, events and general recreational use.

  • Housing Services

    UCR Housing Services provides students with safe, convenient housing to help you establish your college community. We offer three housing styles — residence halls, campus apartments and family housing — to meet the needs of all UCR students. Each housing type provides countless opportunities to participate in activities that enrich your college experience. Our on-call housing staff, supported by the Health, Well-being, and Safety Division, are committed to providing our residents with a friendly, secure environment.

  • International Affairs

    The International Affairs website features a variety of resources for students seeking information on international programs here at UCR, as well as other opportunities around the globe.

  • Financial Aid

    More than 86% of our students use financial aid, both undergraduate and graduate populations, for the duration of their tenure here at UCR. Learn more about financial aid at UCR. 

  • UCR Campus Store

    The UCR Campus Store is ya great choice for textbooks and UCR merchandise. You’ll find the complete booklist for all of your classes, as well as the largest selection of UCR apparel, school spirit items and gifts. Visit CompUCR for tech gear that supports your campus life, from electronics to computers to software and supplies!

  • R'Card

    Your R’Card is your single most important piece of student identification.

    This multi-purpose ID allows you to:

    • Verify your identity on campus and in the community.
    • Pay for meals.
    • Borrow books from the library.
    • Gain access to the Student Recreation Center (SRC).
    • Get into UCR home athletic events.
    • Gain access to some campus buildings.
    • Make purchases on campus using “Bear Bucks.”
    • Use vending machines, laundry services, and copy machines.
    • Ride the Riverside Transit Agency bus for free.
    • Use registrar services.