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We’re proud to be more than 130,000 Highlanders Strong! 

 

As a graduate of America’s fastest rising ranked university, you're part of a young, vibrant alumni community that is changing the world in extraordinary ways!

 

Discover the many networking opportunities, online career resources, educational conferences, travel experiences, and fun family-friendly events that we have to offer. Make new friends, volunteer for an awesome cause, launch a new business, catch a game, or let our visionary artists, musicians, and writers inspire you.
Explore the many ways UCR’s people and research are transforming California and beyond. And know that your involvement and support empowers the dreams of the next generation.
 

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Find Your Place.

Highlanders are everywhere, and there are multiple networks for you to join. Find a group in your area or connect with others that share your interests.
 


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Stay Connected

Become a member of the UCR Alumni Association and enjoy the many benefits – both on and off-campus.

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We’re Here to Help You Excel in Your Career

Find out what career resources are available to you. 

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Give Back While Connecting with Fellow Highlanders

Become a mentor, share your expertise, serve on a committee or participate in Highlander Day of Service.

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Travel with Us

Take advantage of the UCRAA’s travel program with discounts on international trips.

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Tell us About your Exciting Event

We want to recognize the milestones and achievements of our alumni.

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Notable Alumni

 

Denise Verret '88

Denise is the CEO and zoo director of the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. She is the first African American woman to lead a major U.S. zoo.

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