Life at UCR Goes Way Beyond the Classroom!
Serving more than 3,000 students, the three Residence Halls are home to greater than three-fourths of UCR's freshman class. Students also have the option of living in several cultural and academic-based special interest communities. Participating in these communities offers a resident the opportunity to experience college life with a smaller group of students who potentially share similar majors, similar cultures, or an interest in learning more about either topic. Special interest communities include Honors Hall, Pan-African Hall, Natural and Agricultural Sciences Hall, Pre-Business Hall as well as housing options for Latino/Chicano students, engineering students, coed roommates, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning students.
In addition to study rooms and computer labs, residences include social lounges, television rooms with cable access, secure bike storage, game rooms, laundry facilities, music practice rooms, food vending machines, convenience stores, and plenty of recreational lawn space, housekeeping, and dining services.
Sushi, fresh tacos, custom subs, pizza, burgers and Chinese food; there's a mouth-watering array of food at UCR and it's all made-to-order. Restaurants include, Habeneros, Latitude Fifty-Five, La Fiamma, Panda Express, Sushi by Panda, Ivan's, Market at Glen Mor, Starbucks, Subway, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and the famous Barn.
Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center is an 80,000-square-foot facility with a 6,000-square-foot weight room, a 3,000-square-foot area with 14 treadmills, 17 elliptical cycle, men's and women's locker rooms, three multipurpose rooms, four racquetball courts, one squash court and a hardwood gym with four full basketball courts. And here's the best part: Every UCR student automatically gets a FREE gym membership!
UCR Campus Store
Conveniently located in the middle of campus, the UCR Campus Store sells every assigned text book for UCR classes. Order books online or show your Highlander spirit with UCR's new Tartan Wear Collection featuring plaid shirts, kilts and cummerbunds. The UCR Campus Store also has an extensive computer department with name brands including Apple, Dell, Sony and Toshiba, and everything from laptops to printers to flat screen monitors and the latest software.