• Discover Day
    University of California, Riverside
  • Come and Join Us!
    February 28, 2015

Discover Yourself. Discover Your Future. Discover UCR.

Don’t miss UCR’s biggest event for admitted students!

UCR’s Discover Day is the campus event that has parents asking, “Why can’t other schools do it like this!?”

At Discover Day, you’ll chat with our faculty, hang out with our current students, learn about our many academic programs, and take a student-led campus tour. UCR is one of the fastest growing universities in the state. Check out our new facilities and discover why so many students are now selecting UC Riverside as their first choice university.

Submit your Reservation for Discover Day!

Please fill out the information below to reserve your place at Discover Day 2014! Make sure to use the e-mail address you used on the UC Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarships, or the e-mail address that UC Riverside Undergraduate Admissions currently has on file.

Contact Information

Directions to UC Riverside

Parking is free in Lot 30. Please follow the large yellow directional signs for Discover Day parking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

You Have Event QUestions, We Have Answers.

Discover Day 2015 FAQs

No, a reservation is not required. However, we request one to let us know that you're coming so that we can plan accordingly for the day’s expected attendance.
While it's not a requirement for you to show up at 10:30 a.m., please keep in mind that sessions will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and some sessions are not repeated. Your best bet is to take a look at the Discover Day agenda and plan your day accordingly.
No. It’s on the house.
No, parking is free in Lot 30.
Parking Lot 30.
Once you have parked your vehicle, follow signs to Discover Day check-in. There will be several check-in and information booths to get your day started on the right foot and get you headed in the right direction.
There's no need to change the number of people or cancel your reservation. We take RSVP's for general planning purposes. If you bring more or fewer people, we'll capture that information at check-in.
No. Your attendance at the Discover Day has no affect on your status at UCR. It is an opportunity for you to visit the campus, meet faculty, current students, the staff, and lots more.
No. If you are attending the Scholarship Celebration, we assume that you will be staying for Discover Day.
Of course not. We won't make you do anything you don't want to do. Come for breakfast with the faculty and then stay for Discover Day where you can take a campus tour, meet more students, and get to know the campus a little better. But if you have to leave right after the Scholarship Celebration, we won't stop you.

Although you have been admitted to the Pre-business program (housed in CHASS), the hope is that you will one day become a full major in Business Administration (housed in SoBA). For this reason, the School of Business Administration is fully involved in recruitment and would like you to attend sessions and events specifically designed for and focused on this major. If you are not sure you want to be a Business Administration major, feel free to attend another event.

Yes. However, because UC Riverside is a selective campus and majors are impacted, it is advisable for you to contact your admission counselor as soon as possible to see about changing your major, particularly if you are thinking about moving to a different college.

Discover Day is a way for you to become more familiar with the campus, the college you have been admitted to, and the major you intend to study. If you are unsure about your major, it's a great opportunity to explore your options. We have presentations from faculty, staff and students, campus tours, housing tours, department open houses, lunch at the Highlander Union Building, and much, much more planned. For details, please review the agenda.

Discover Day, held in February for 2015, is focused almost exclusively on academic programs. Programming is led by the colleges and each event focuses on the individual college to which you have been admitted.

Highlander Day, held next year on April 18, is much broader and emphasizes the college and UCR experience. Sessions are offered on several aspects of campus life, not just academics. There are also sessions that your parents might be interested in, which cover topics such as Financial Aid and how parents can be involved in their student’s university experience.

Contact Undergraduate Admissions