University of California, Riverside

Parents Association


John Fishell - Needless to say we are grateful and proud parents of two UCR graduates!

Parent Spotlight: John V Fishell

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  • Commencement
    June 12-15, 2015
  • Highlander Summer Orientations
    July 8- August 11
  • Save the Date: Parents and Family Day
    Saturday, November 14
  • Commencement

    In just a few months, more than 4,000 graduates will be walking in UC Riverside’s 61st Commencement and we need your help! What do Commencement volunteers do? Only the most important jobs: Faculty & Official Party Line-Up, Host & Guest Services, Program Booth and much more.

    If you are interested in volunteering for Commencement 2015 please register online.

    For the schedule of ceremonies and more information about UCR Commencement, visit

  • Highlander Summer Orientations

    Parent Tabling: July 8, 13, 16, 20, 23, 28, 31 (Spanish Family Program), August 3, 6 10 (tentative), 13 (tentative)
    Parent Panel: July 9, 14, 17, 21, 24, 29, August 1 (Spanish Family Program), 4, 7, 11 (tentative), 14 (tentative)

    Register Today

  • View the UC Riverside - University Parents Guide 2013
    Learn all about the UCR campus today!
  • Things To Do
    If you are planning on visiting the campus to spend quality time with your child there are several resources to help you make the most of your visit.  The city of Riverside's web site has great listings on things to do such as concerts, art museums, festivals, shopping, dinning, and more!
  • Campus Tours
    Get to know the campus the way your child does by making a reservation for a campus tour. The tours are 50 minutes and cover the most popular UCR land marks. UCR undergraduate students will be there to guide you and answer your questions.
  • Hotel Accommodations

    The Mission Inn
    3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
    (800) 843-7755
    (951) 784-0300

    Courtyard by Marriott
    1510 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 276-1200

    Riverside Marriott
    3400 Market St, Riverside, CA 92501
    (951) 784-8000

    Dynasty Suites
    3735 Iowa Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 369-8200
    Rate $86 with rate code 'UCR Alumni Association'

    Comfort Inn Riverside
    1590 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 683-6000
    UCR Rates start at $69.99

  • Why Join the Parents Association?

    It's not always easy to stay involved in your children’s lives when they go off to college. Since 1988, the UCR Parents Association has helped parents stay informed about their students’ undergraduate experiences and provided opportunities for them to get involved on campus.

    Membership is free and entitles you to:

    • Attend quarterly meetings, where you’ll hear from administrators, staff and faculty about what’s happening on campus.
    • VIP invitations to special campus events.
    • Volunteer opportunities at campus activities, such as orientation and commencement.
    • The opportunity to earn points, which you can use to get special seating at campus events.

    Become a member

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Contact Information

Parents Association
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center
Riverside, CA 92521-0110

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 827-3186