Parents Association


Your Involvement Matters

The support of parents and families plays an integral role in their student’s experience at UCR. The Parents Association is an opportunity for parents to engage with the campus and stay connected with their students. All parents and families of current students are invited to participate.



Parent and Family Week 2020

Traditionally, Parent and Family Day is a time for the Highlander family to come back to campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we hosted a weeklong virtual celebration. At the Fall Parents Meeting, we heard from Interim Provost Thomas M. Smith about the past, present, and future of online learning.

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Upcoming Events

Interested in Volunteering?

The UCR Parents Association values parent participation. There are multiple opportunities for parents and families to get involved. 


The Parent Philanthropy Ambassadors program is a way for parents to stay connected through philanthropic leadership and volunteerism. 


Landais Family

As a frequent parent volunteer, Michaëlle Landais understands the importance of staying involved in her student's college experience. Michaëlle and her daughter, Zurie, have long been connected to UCR. As early as middle school, Zurie participated in UCR's summer arts and STEM programs, expanding her understanding of community outreach and leadership. She is now an honors student studying business and Spanish. Michaëlle is grateful for UCR's culture of excellence and community and its commitment to diversity and academic accessibility. She encourages Zurie to get involved and stay connected upon graduation.

Your Gift Supports

When you give to UCR you support academic excellence, research, and your student’s journey at UCR.

“As parents, we are very proud of the accomplishments of our UCR student, having graduated from this fine and wonderful research university. UCR is a place for exploration, acceptance, and guidance; this is the same passion my wife and I strive to share with our children. If this is your wish for your child, you’ve come to the right place.”



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