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.
  • UE Launches Faculty-Led Experiential Summer Learning Programs, Summer 2017
    June 8, 2016
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    The Office of Undergraduate Education (UE) invites faculty to submit proposals for faculty-led Experiential Summer Learning (EXSL) Programs to be offered during Summer Session 2017. The deadline for proposals is Friday, July 15, 2016.

    Experiential Summer Learning Programs offer students the unique opportunity to study closely with a UCR faculty member while traveling in the United States and obtaining academic credit. Programs will offer eight units of academic credit (e.g., two 4-unit courses). Programs would be offered during Summer Session 1 or 2; each session is five weeks long, and will include two to five weeks of travel in the United States.

    Learn more here

  • Two UCR Undergraduates Receive Fulbright Awards
    May 3, 2016
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    Jwyanza Hobson and Julianne Rolf are two of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach and conduct research abroad next year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

    The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges.

    Read more at UCR Today

  • National Science Foundation Awards Graduate Research Fellowships
    April 8, 2016
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    Six UC Riverside graduate students have won 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships for having demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

    Each fellowship consists of three years of support usable over a five-year period. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the fellow, and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degree-granting institution.

    Read more at UCR Today

  • Global Issues Forum Discusses Global Gender Equity
    March 17, 2016
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    On March 8, 2016 (International Women's Day), the Global Issues Forum brought students and faculty together to discuss global perspectives on gender equity and justice. Panelists included UCR faculty with personal and professional experience in many corners of the world. Tanya Rawal , Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi , Muhamad Ali , Erla Marteinsdottir, Ruhi Khan , and Perry Link each shared brief introductions with the whole group. Each faculty member also sat with a group of students, who presented topics and questions for further discussion. Topics of discussion included women in government in Indonesia, the impact of linguistic differences in Nigeria, and intersectionality with race and class in India. One student commented: "I learned that gender inequity varies in different contexts like social class, national setting, and professional setting. I really enjoyed hearing the different perspectives from different faculty and I left the forum with some questions to think about." The Global Issues Forum is also ramping up for a focus on the War on Drugs. On April 21st at 4pm in the Alumni Center, the forum will host a discussion with Angela Hawken (co-author of Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know) and Everard Meade (Director of the Trans-Border Institute), moderated by UCR's David Pion-Berlin. Check out the GIF blog blog, currently featuring profiles of people around the world fighting for gender equity.

  • Photos from the Leadership Pathway First Term Class.
    March 14, 2016

    The 20 Leadership Pathway students completed their first class of three in the Pathway. The class was taught by Prof. Elaine Wong (School of Business Administration). In each class students were involved in experiential exercises and group discussions to hone their understanding of leadership and their leadership skills.

  • Archived News

UCR's Graduation Rate Initiative

Last June, 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.

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

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Undergraduate Education
3148 Hinderaker Hall

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