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March Newsletter
You are cordially invited to attend the Spring Quarter Meeting of the UCR Parents Association. The meeting will feature campus speakers and the Parent of the Year Award presented by Chancellor Wilcox.

View the agenda and to make your online payment for the meeting at

Read more about how UCR is feeding the world in this issue’s cover story.

You can also read about Highlanders whose years at UCR inspired careers in food. Celebrity chef Robert Del Grande, restaurateur Dee Nguyen, coffee roaster Mike Perry, and Litty Mathew and Ryan Wicks — experts on libations — share recipes on our website.

Read more.

Join other Highlander families to see UCR's Softball team take on UC Davis. Hot Ticket begins at 11 am and game begins at 12 pm.

Purchase your tickets.

Grad Fair, May 5-7, 2015
Grad Fair
Parent of a Class of 2015 Graduate? Attend commencement’s one-stop shop, the UCR Grad Fair-May 5 - 7, doors open at 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., in the UCR Highlander Union Building room 302.
  1. Confirm intent to participate
  2. Pick up commencement tickets
  3. Purchase a cap, gown, tassel and other regalia at special discounted prices
  4. Order class rings, announcements, flower leis, and diploma frames
  5. Take grad photos (on location!) or schedule a photo session
Want to skip the lines? Give your graduate an alumni association membership and receive exclusive members-only access at 9:30 a.m.

Highlander Day of Service - April 25
The inaugural Highlander Day of Service pays homage to UC Riverside’s national recognition as a leader in community service. Spearheaded by the Young Alumni Leadership Council, Highlanders from across the nation are encouraged to dedicate a portion of their weekends to give back to their communities by organizing or participating in community service events.

Learn more.

Housing: Apartments
"Here at Housing, we’re in the midst of lease-signing season. Many of our students living in the residence halls will decide to sign leases (either in our Campus Apartments or off campus) for the first time; our residents already in the apartments will be renewing leases or looking for new places to stay. It’s an exciting time for all!" - Mary Tregoning

Read more.

Help Your Student Succeed!
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) will be hosting its 16th annual Business Career Conference on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Alumni from various fields of business are brought onto campus to answer students' questions and give insight into potential careers.
The conference is FREE for SAA members ($20 for non-members, includes membership), and includes continental breakfast, a networking luncheon and entry in to win a free Kaplan GMAT prep course!

Be sure to have your student take part in this nationally recognized, award-winning program!

Travel the Globe and Expand your Horizons
Mediterranean Artistic Discoveries
November 6-18, 2015
Contact the UCR Alumni Association for information at 951-827-2586

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900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
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Parents Association
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center
Riverside, CA 92521-0110

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 398-4887