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We’re proud to be 120,000 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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Notable Alumni

 

Anthea M. Hartig, Ph.D. '01

Anthea is an American historian and museum administrator who is the Elizabeth MacMillan Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. She is the museum’s first female director.

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Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research from UC Riverside. UCR psychologist Rachel Wu says one important way of staving off cognitive decline is learning new skills as a child would. That is, be a sponge: seek new skills to learn; maintain motivation as fuel; rely on encouraging mentors to guide you; thrive in an environment where the bar is set high. 
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