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Highlander Orientation

 

Fall 2020 Orientation Registration Available Now!

In alignment with the County of Riverside Public Health and UCR’s safety precautions, Highlander Orientation will be delivered remotely. While Highlander Orientation is still mandatory for our incoming students, we practice and prioritize the health, safety and well-being of the community. We are still in the process of developing a schedule for this new online model, and we are dedicated to creating a program that is engaging and informative for our new students and families alike. Please continue to check your email for continuous updates on Highlander Orientation 2020. We appreciate your patience and are extremely excited to have you as part of the Highlander family!

 

Highlander Orientation is a rite of passage.

Highlander Orientation is moving online for summer 2020! During this two-day mandatory orientation, you'll learn about UCR's campus and traditions, talk with academic advisers, schedule classes, discover ways to get involved, connect with other first-year students, and more!


Attention International Students

Your visa status may prevent you from attending Highlander Orientation.

Do I need to attend Highlander Orientation?

  • I am an F-1/J-1 international student admitted to UCR and currently located outside of the United States. Do I need to attend Highlander Orientation?

    No, Highlander Orientation is not mandatory for F-1/J-1 international students currently located outside of the United States. According to United States immigration regulations you may not enter the United States until 30 days before the start date on your I-20 or DS-2019, so it will not be possible for you to attend Highlander Orientation. For more information, please contact Undergraduate Admissions no later than July 1 at (951) 827-3411 or internationalinfo@ucr.edu.

    Your attendance is required at our Mandatory International Student Orientation event in September. Please be aware that International Student Orientation is a separate and mandatory event for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders. A detailed message about our Mandatory International Student Orientation Program will be sent to your UCR R'mail account. To learn more about Mandatory International Student Orientation, contact International Affairs, International Students and Scholars at internationalstudents@ucr.edu or (951) 827-4113.

  • I am an international student currently in the United States. Do I need to attend Highlander Orientation?

    Yes, you are required to attend Highlander Orientation in addition to the Mandatory International Student Orientation in September. For more information, please contact Undergraduate Admissions no later than July 1 at 951-827-3411 or internationalinfo@ucr.edu.

    Your attendance is expected at both Orientation Programs. Please be aware that International Student Orientation is a separate and mandatory event for all F-1 and J-1 visa holders. A detailed message about our Mandatory International Student Orientation Program will be sent to your UCR R'mail account. Learn more about Mandatory International Student Orientation. Contact International Affairs, International Students and Scholars at internationalstudents@ucr.edu or 951-827-4113.

 

New Student Orientation

There are 10 two-day sessions offered throughout July and August for incoming first-year students and five one-day sessions for incoming transfer students in September. Find the right one for you and enjoy all of the exciting things we have in store!

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