The Secret to Your First Year

UCR First Year Mentors

If you're a typical first-year student, you've got a lot going on. From schoolwork and relationships to budgeting your time and money, from trying to plan your career to just trying to plan your day, it can all get pretty overwhelming.

The First Year Programs in the Student Life office offers a First Year Mentor Program. This is a great opportunity to get connected to an experienced / trained student leader that can help answer your questions and provide support!

First-year students that register for the First Year Mentor Program are paired with a trained peer mentor (sophomore, junior, or senior student). The mentors will help first year students with their transition to the university and make them feel at home in the academic environment.  Students will meet with their mentor bi-weekly throughout the entire first year as they acquire the skills needed to become successful in college.The First Year Mentor Program is also open to first-year transfer students. 

Do you want to be connected with a Peer Mentor? Complete the Registration form here. If you have any questions contact the Student Life Office at or call Student Life office to inquire at 951-827-7344.