Highlander Orientation


Winter Transfer Orientation 2022 Registration is available HERE!

We are excited to announce that Highlander Orientation will be delivered in a hybrid format for 2022! Highlander Orientation is mandatory for all of our incoming students. This year's program will consist of a mandatory a virtual half-day academic advising and course registration appointment, followed by an in-person program; both components are required for incoming students to attend. 

Please refer to the 'Transfer Orientation' Tab for further information about the Winter Transfer Orientation 2022.

Highlander Orientation is a rite of passage. 

Highlander Orientation 2022 will be held in a hybrid format. We will return to a virtual academic advising and course registration appointment; followed by a traditional one-day on campus experience.

  • During the mandatory virtual academic advising and course registration appointment you will learn about how to navigate UCR’s student portal, talk with academic advisors, schedule your classes for the Winter 2023 quarter and connect with peer leaders that can support your transition to campus. 
  • During the one-day mandatory in-person program you will learn about UCR’s campus and traditions, connect with other Transfer and first-year students, discover ways to get involved, and learn about campus resources that will support you in your transition to the university. 

Please continue to check your email for continuous updates for Highlander Orientation 2022!


New Student Orientation

There are 11 in-person sessions and 10 virtual academic advising appointments offered throughout July and August for incoming first-year students. There are five in-person sessions and 5 virtual academic advising appointments for incoming transfer students in August and September. It is mandatory for all incoming students to register for and attend both an in-person session and an academic advising appointment. Find the right ones for you and enjoy all of the exciting things we have in store!

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