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 student. All parents and families of current students are invited to participate.


Spring Parent Meeting

The Spring Parent Meeting is an opportunity to connect with our Highlander family. Attendees heard about campus resources from Associate Provost Ken Baerenklau and Tina Marie Luis-Brown from Counseling and Psychological Services. We also celebrated 32 years of the Parent of the Year award, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox joined us to announce our honoree.

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Highlander Days

Higlander Days is UCR’s virtual open house for admitted and prospective students and their families. This year's event took place in early April and was completely virtual. There were a series of webinar presentations from Undergraduate Admissions, UCR colleges, Financial Aid, Housing, and more. The UCR Parents Association hosted a session of a Q&A with UCR alumna and parent, Linda Jenkins-Swift '89.

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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. 


Calderón Family

Fanny Calderón, an English professor at Peru’s ESAN University, understands the importance of a college education and parent involvement. She has supported her daughter, Stephanie, from touring the campus to senior year. Stephanie has grown academically and personally as a global citizen, advocating for mental health through the Active Minds program and as an award-winning peer in International Student Programs. Fanny appreciates UCR’s welcoming atmosphere and parent programs. She gives back by speaking at English and Spanish parent events and is an active member of the Parent Philanthropy Ambassadors (PPA).

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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