University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Education


  • Honors Convocation
    Honors Convocation is an awards ceremony that recognizes high-achieving students across all four undergraduate colleges (BCOE, CHASS, CNAS, SOBA).
  • WASC Re-accreditation
    WASC Re-accreditation provides a range of support services intended to maximize UCR students' competitiveness for prestigious awards. The office works with students at all academic levels to create effective strategies for securing scholarships, fellowships, and awards.
  • Leadership Pathway
    The program is intended for sophomores and juniors who have the potential to become leaders in their communities, in business, politics, non-profits, or professional fields. The program is based on strategies for drawing on the “Three E’s” of leadership development: Education, Exemplars, and Experience.
  • STEM Outreach
    The charge of the STEM Education Campus Advisory and Technical Committee is to oversee campus coordination and provide guidance on all activity related to K-12 partnership work involving the establishment and development of STEM schools and associated academies.
  • Professors Recognized in the 2016 Innovative Teaching & Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards
    October 6, 2016
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    Frank Vahid, professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is the winner of the 2016 Innovative Teaching Award.

    He, along with the winners of the 2016 Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Andreja Novakovic, and Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Brian Siana, will be recognized during an event on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in HUB 355.

    Following the awards, Vahid will present an address, "Experiences Creating Learning Materials for UCR and 500 other Universities, and Five Underlying Teaching Principles" in which he will describe his efforts to oversee the development of more than a dozen interactive, web-native zyBooks in CSE, engineering, and math. These books are used by 500 universities and have impacted over 150,000 students thus far.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Read more at UCR Today

  • Transfer Students and High-Impact Opportunities
    September 13, 2016
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    Undergraduate Education and International Affairs teamed up to welcome hundreds of transfer students to UCR with a presentation on high-impact opportunities. The standing-room only sessions were full of engaged students with questions about study abroad, research, internships, scholarships, and more.

    Read the full presentation

  • Celebrating Undergraduate Student Success
    September 9, 2016
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    RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( - Future leaders in academia, public policy, international business and many other fields compete each year for prestigious post-graduation fellowships. At the University of California, Riverside, the number of students seeking - and winning - these honors, is on the rise. Since 2012, UC Riverside undergraduates have received 62 highly competitive scholarships - a figure unprecedented at the campus.

    "The prestigious scholarships awarded to UCR students provide external recognition that our students are among the best in the world," said Cindy Larive, UCR's vice provost of undergraduate education.

    Read more at UCR Today

  • September 2016 Writing Workshops
    September 6, 2016
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    All ARC workshops are for undergraduate students only.

    General Statements of Purpose
    Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
    Date and Time: Sept. 8, 11am-12:30pm

    Personal statements are necessary if you're planning on applying to graduate or professional schools and even for many scholarships and fellowships. The ARC's Writing Support Specialist will go over common elements of personal statements and how to get started on writing your own.

    Fulbright/NSF GRFP Application Writing Drop-In
    Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
    Date and Time: Sept. 20, 11am-12:30pm

    Working on your application to the Fulbright Program or the NSF GRFP? Bring your essays to the ARC and work in our computer lab! The Writing Support Specialist will be available for mini-consultations as you work.

  • Archived News

Newsletters from the Vice Provost

  • Innovative Teaching & Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards, October 13, 2:00 pm in HUB 355
  • U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell, October 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, HUB 302
  • Global Issues Forum “ISIS and Cultural Destruction” October 5, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, HUB 302N
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC) Resources for Student Success
  • Game-Based Learning, Student Engagement and Kahoots! October 10, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, Surge 170 and online remote
  • Program Assessment Workshops, October 12 and November 9, 11:00 am, 1127 Hinderaker Hall
  • Southern California Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium, November 12
  • Barry Goldwater Scholarship Nominations
  • LUCR Undergraduate Research Journal
  • UCR Students in Need – Help Support the R’Pantry
  • Save the Dates

UCR's Graduation Rate Initiative

In June 2013, EVC/P Dallas Rabenstein appointed a task force to look into the causes of UCR's comparatively low graduation rates and to make recommendations to increase the campus's 4 and 6-year graduation rates.  In January, the Graduation Rate Task Force submitted its final report.  The report has been endorsed by Chancellor Kim Wilcox, EVC/P Rabenstein, and the College deans.

In the coming months the campus will post an implementation plan and reports on the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force.

First-in-the-World Project: Monitoring Advising Analytics to Promote Student Success (MAAPS)

UCR is one of 11 cooperating institutions that have been funded by the Department of Education’s “First-in-the-World” fund to engage in innovative projects related to student success.

The purpose of a university is to produce "more intelligent members of society" by fostering "cultivation of the mind."

John Henry Newman, *The Idea of a University*

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General Campus Information

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

Department Information

Undergraduate Education
3148 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7750
Fax: (951) 827-7745