Student Life

The goal of Student Life is to provide students with the total UCR experience. That means supporting opportunities for learning, leadership, community building, and creative expression that go way beyond the classroom. Get involved, join a student org, attend a concert, and see what Student Life has to offer!


A group of UCR students dressed in blue and gold cheer on the Highlanders.
Catch Highlander Spirit

Increase your campus pride by learning who our mascot is, how we got the Bell Tower, and why we are called the Highlanders.

Learn more about school spirit.
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Student Veterans

Learn about the range of resources we offer to veterans and service members to help them succeed at UCR.

Learn more about veterans services.
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First-Year Students

Connect with a peer mentor who can help with your transition to UCR and make you feel at home here, or learn how you can become a peer mentor.

Learn more about First-Year Mentors.
Highlander Orientation leaders pose in their Tartan gear in front of the UCR Bell Tower.

Highlander Orientation

Highlander Orientation is a great opportunity to introduce new students and their family members to UCR. Students are hired as Orientation Leaders during winter quarter, and go through training during spring quarter. Find out more information about the position and the application process on the Highlander Orientation website.

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Take advantage of opportunities to develop leadership skills and contribute to positive change on campus.

Learn more about leadership opportunities.
Members of UCR fraternities and sororities pose together.
Fraternities and Sororities

Get to know UCR's officially recognized fraternities and sororities, and various councils.

Learn more about Greek life.
Representatives from student organizations greet students at the annual Involvement Fair.
Join/Start an Organization

Discover a support network for starting/running a student organization.

Learn more about student organizations.

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Discover ways to use your education, talent, and skills to give back to your community.

Learn more about service opportunities.
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Tips for Commuters

Learn how to meet people, join a carpool, register your bike, and get involved on campus.

Learn more about commuter resources.



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