University of California, RiversideUCR


Friends & Visitors   


Friends and 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.


Music Festivals 

The Associated Student Program Board (ASPB) has two music festivals a year, Block Party in the fall quarter and Spring Splash in the spring quarter.

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.

UCR Athletics 

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.

Botanic Gardens 

Visit the Botanic Gardens at UC Riverside, a living plant museum with 40 hilly acres, four miles of scenic trails and more than 3,500 plant species from around the world for researchers and visitors to study. Class tours are available.

UCR Presents 

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.

Campus Recitals 

Catch a carillon concert recital by UCR Carillonneur's David Christensen at the 161-foot UCR Bell Tower located in the center of campus. During the academic year, live performances occur weekly on Mondays at noon, with few exceptions. At least once a quarter, weekend performances may be heard.

Science Fiction 

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.

Conference/Event Hosting 

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.

Continuing Education 

UCR Extension focuses on meeting the educational needs of the community, whether for career advancement, career change, teacher training, or general interest. Extension courses are always open to the public and a college degree is not required. Online classes are also available.


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Division of Student Affairs
2108 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: 951-827-4641
Fax: 951-827-2248