Highlander Orientation


Fall 2021 Orientation Registration is Now Open!

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 2021. 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 2021! 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

Welcome to UCR! All International Undergraduate and Graduate Students (F-1/J-1 visa holders), please register for International Student Orientation at the links listed below. Live sessions for International Student Orientation will be held in September, 2021.

New International Freshmen/Transfer Students ONLY

  • Register for International Student Orientation on April 1 or later.
  • Register for an available Highlander Orientation session on mid-April or later.

New International Graduate Students ONLY

  • Register for International Student Orientation on April 1 or later.
  • Contact your academic department for other graduate student orientation information.

For more information, visit the New International Students website. If you have any questions, please contact us at 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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