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April Newsletter
You are cordially invited to attend the Spring Quarter Meeting of the UCR Parents Association. The meeting will feature Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Jim Sandoval and the Parent of the Year Award presented by Chancellor Wilcox.

Following the meeting you will have the opportunity to tour the new Student Rec Center.

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

Two undergraduates – one aspiring to be a professor of environmental engineering and the other interested in becoming a professor and doing research in neurodegenerative diseases at the university level – have each won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive undergraduate awards given in the sciences.

Read more.

Join other Highlander families to see UCR's baseball team take on Hawai’i. Hot Ticket begins at 5 pm and game begins at 6 pm. Food will be catered by Chick-fil-A.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities
Get Involved and Get Rewarded
Parent volunteers are needed for the following activities. Earn participation points towards the coveted "Chancellor's Reserved Seating" section at your child's Commencement ceremony. Each volunteer activity is worth one point.
  • Be a part of 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 Help make the difference!
  • UCR Highlander Summer Orientations: The Parents Association is looking for parent volunteers to assist with events this summer! As a current parent your experience and perspective is extremely valuable for incoming students and their families.

    We are in need of parents to help this summer at Highlander Summer Orientations. There are several dates to choose from, check out the volunteer opportunities page at and let us know when you can help out!! Thank you!!

  • Parent Spotlights: Be the next family to be spotlighted in the monthly Parents E-newsletter and on the website. Submit 1 or 2 paragraphs to about what UCR means to you and your student and include photos!!
If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities listed above, contact Alyssa Cotter at (951) 827-2586 or email to get started. Earning points is easy and fun!

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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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