Friends & Visitors
You're Invited to Check Out UCR!
UC Riverside is grateful to be an integral part of the Inland Southern California community. Even if you're not a UC Riverside student or employee, you're still a valued member of our extended family! We invite you to schedule a walking tour of UC Riverside's scenic campus or take advantage of several activities and services we warmly offer to all of our neighbors.
Heat is UC Riverside's annual multiplex music festival presented by the UCR Highlander Union. It's held each February and features an eclectic lineup of internationally acclaimed musicians. Past performers have included The Crystal Method and N.E.R.D.
Student Recreation Center
Check out our 80,000 square-foot Recreation Center with its 6,000 square-foot weight room, 3,000 square-foot cardio area and more than 30 kinds of fitness classes " everything from 15-minute abs to cardio kick boxing " available to the public for as little as $17.
On game days, the Student Recreation Center is transformed into the home arena for the UCR Highlanders' NCAA Division 1 basketball and volleyball teams and can seat 3,168 raucous fans. You're also encouraged to attend any of our other spectator sports including baseball, softball and men's and women's soccer. Single-game tickets are reasonably priced at just $3 to $10.
Attend musical, dance and theater performances inside the 99,910-square-foot Arts Building or at the refurbished University Theatre that has brought to the stage some of the world's most compelling performers including Los Lobos, Maya Angelou, Twyla Tharp Dance, and David Sedaris.
The Tomas Rivera Library is home to the famed Eaton Collection and the world's largest cataloged collection of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Eaton Conference brings together noteworthy writers and preeminent experts in science fiction and is open to the public.
Let UCR Conference & Event Services help you host your next conference or summer programon UC Riverside's beautiful campus in a wonderful educational setting. Coordinators will help schedule lodging, meeting facilities, food and beverage service, audio visual, parking arrangements, and more. Services are customized to fit almost any conference size and budget.