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Check-In Process

Check in

Congratulations! Your Orientation session has finally arrived.

Make the most of your participation with these tips and reminders:

Note for 2019 Orientation: We are expecting additional construction around UCR this summer to prepare for ongoing expansion of campus resources. Please plan for additional time for your arrival and departure and follow directional signs. 

Arrival

  • Check-In is on Day 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. in Pentland Hills Residence Hall. Students and family guests check in together. Should you need assistance, Big Springs Parking attendants will point you in the right direction. (Visit Maps & Directions for a complete list of directions and transportation options.)
  • Please note that there is a walk including stairs from Big Springs to Orientation Check-In. A limited number of elevators will be available. Pack only what you will need for the overnight program. 
  • If you are a student arriving after 9:30 a.m. on Day 1, then you will need to go to the Pentland Hills Residence Services Office (RSO) which is located in Building Q just off of the Pentland Way turnabout. There, you will need to pick up a map and parking permit for Big Springs Parking. You will then walk to 229 Highlander Union Building (HUB) to check in at Student Life.If you are a Family Orientation guest arriving in the afternoon of Day 1 or on Day 2, please visit the Pentland Hills RSO to receive your parking permit for Big Springs Parking. Then walk to 229 HUB to check in at Student Life.
  • Students: If you arrive later than 1:00 p.m. on Day 1, then you will need to call our office to reschedule your Orientation.
  • Visit What to Bring page for details and Orientation inclusions.

Departure

  • Highlander Orientation concludes at 5:30 p.m. on Day 2. After the session, you will need to return to Pentland Hills, retrieve your belongings, return your room key and check out.
  • To avoid a $50 charge, please return your room key in the original envelope to Pentland Hills RSO.
  • With over 450 students leaving at one time, departure can take a while. Please allow for enough time to collect your belongings, return your key, check out and say goodbye to new friends.