Highlander Orientation


Fall 2022 Orientation Registration is now open and 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 two-day in-person program, followed by a virtual half-day academic advising and course registration appointment; both components are required for incoming students to attend. 

Highlander Orientation is a rite of passage. 

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

  • During the two-day mandatory in-person program you will stay overnight in our campus residential halls and learn about UCR’s campus and traditions, connect with other first-year students, discover ways to get involved, and learn about campus resources that will support you in your transition to the university. 

  • 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 Fall 2022 quarter and connect with peer leaders that can support your transition to campus. 

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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