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Traditionally, Homecoming is a time for the Highlander family to come back to campus. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year we will host a week of virtual events.

Alumni, students, parents and families, staff, faculty, and friends of the university are invited to participate from the comfort of home.

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Purchase your 2021 Homecoming spirit box today! Boxes are packed with custom UCR branded items to show your Highlander spirit! Each box includes a rally towel, water bottle, basketball stress ball, Pom Pom, Homecoming t-shirt, popcorn, and cotton candy.

Cost is $30. (Supply is limited.)
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Boxes MUST be picked up at the Alumni and Visitors Center, 3701 Canyon Crest Dr, Riverside, CA 92521, during Homecoming week. Pick-up dates are as follows: Monday, November 15 – Thursday, November 18, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 20, 10 a.m. – noon.  

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UCR Community

UCR Athletics are back! Fans are welcome to join us to cheer on the men's basketball team as they take on the Bethesda Flames. Tip-off time is at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 20th at the Student Recreation Center. Show your Highlander pride by tagging your posts with #UCRHOMECOMING2021 on social media!

Come Together Virtually  

This year, activities will begin on Monday, November 15. You're invited to join us virtually for meet and greets, UCR Expert presentations, and an alumni panel/networking event. Events are open to alumni, students, parents and families, staff, faculty, and friends of the university.

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College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) Homecoming | Enjoy virtual content all week long 💙💛 Watch Now ›› 

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) Homecoming | Nov. 16, 5:00 p.m.

Night in with Alumni: First Gen | Nov. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Honors Alumni Mixer | Nov. 18, 4:00 p.m.

Black Alumni Chapter: Where are they now? | Nov. 19, Noon

Magic Show featuring Dan Chan '99 | Nov. 19, 6:00 p.m.

Chicano Latino Alumni: Scholarship Recognition Awards | Nov. 20, 2:00 p.m.


Students

Celebrate!

Stay tuned for details on student-focused activities and opportunities to help welcome the newest Highlanders to the family!

Scotty's Birthday | Wednesday, Nov. 17

Homecoming Guest Presentation | Thursday, Nov. 18

Bonfire | Friday, Nov. 19, 6-10 p.m.
Join us for a firework show, musical performances, and other attractions.

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Parents

Parents are invited to connect virtually with other Highlander parents at the Fall Parents Meeting.

Parent Meeting

Saturday, Nov. 20, 11:00 a.m. [Register Today]
Hear from Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Jennifer Brown and representatives from UCR Athletics via Zoom.


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We hope you enjoy connecting with the UCR community online during Homecoming 2021. Join us now in fueling our students' brilliance by supporting student-focused priorities. And, mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday on November 30, 2021!

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