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November 18 & 19, 2022

We're back on campus and celebrating everything UCR — past, present, and future.

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UCR Alumni

It's a Homecoming Like No Other

Join us on campus as we take you through the decades to enjoy a classic car showcase and live afternoon concert by The Beach Boys — exclusively for UCR alumni and your guests! Plus, enjoy music of all genres for all ages by alumni DJs Alf Alpha and Yimbo, Ferris wheel rides, bar service, opportunity drawings, and a free UCR t-shirt! Stay to cheer on our Highlander teams during the Men's Basketball and Women's Volleyball games, and dine and dance the night away at special evening festivities supporting UCR students — and much more! 

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Highlights include:


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. 16, 11:00 a.m.
Please come enjoy free snacks, free giveaways, music, and more!

Homecoming Odyssey | Friday, Nov. 18, 6:00 p.m.
Homecoming Odyssey is the reimagined signature Homecoming celebration for the Highlander community! This event will feature live music, attractions, free food, and much more!

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Parents

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

UCR Parent & Family Meeting

Saturday, Nov. 19, 11:00 a.m.
Location: HUB 302 

For parents and family members of Highlander students looking to get involved, this gathering is a great opportunity to connect and meet other Highlander families. Guest speakers include Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Brian Haynes and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Wesley Mallette. Check your email for your invitation or register for the meeting and other Homecoming events online. 

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Let’s be brilliant together.

Double your impact for students!

Generous support from alumni like you makes a difference at UCR. And now your donations go twice as far to support students! 

Thanks to Jeff Krynski ’81, UCR trustee and past president of the UCR Alumni Association board of directors, there’s a match doubling every dollar given to the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, Black Alumni Chapter Fund, and Chicano Latino Alumni Endowed Fund. 

DOUBLE MY DONATION 

Let's Be Brilliant

ALUMNI HOMECOMING at UCR

 

Homecoming Events

  Friday, November 18  


6-10 p.m.
Homecoming Odyssey (ASPB)
Location: HUB Lawn
Homecoming Odyssey is the reimagined signature Homecoming celebration for the Highlander student community! This event will feature live music, attractions, free food, and much more! 

6-11 p.m.
Chicano Student Programs 50th Anniversary Gala
Location: HUB 302

Join your friends and Highlander familia for a remarkable evening of reflection, performances, speakers, an auction, and entertainment as we dine and dance together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Chicano Student Programs in partnership with Chicano Latino Alumni. 

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  Saturday, November 19  


7-11 a.m.
17th Annual Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk 
Location: Rivera Lawn
Honor the Native American spirit and culture with a morning of fun and exercise. Hosted by Native American Student Programs, this fundraiser supports student scholarships at UCR. All ages welcome; open to public. Registration opening soon!

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11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
CHASS Alumni Event
Location: The Barn Theater

Enjoy appetizers, drinks, guest speakers, lab tours, and network with other alumni.

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10-11:30 a.m.
UCR Brunch featuring the UCR Alumni 40 Under 40 Honorees
Location: Alumni & Visitors Center

This invite-only bruncheon honors UCR's inaugural 40 Under 40 alumni. 

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1-4 p.m.
Homecoming Concert featuring The Beach Boys
Location: Bell Tower
Join us on campus as we take you through the decades to enjoy a classic car showcase and live afternoon concert by The Beach Boys — exclusively for UCR alumni and your registered guests!
Plus, enjoy music of all genres for all ages by alumni DJs Alf Alpha and Yimbo, Ferris wheel rides, bar service, opportunity drawings, and giveaways.

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4 p.m.
Homecoming Men’s Basketball Game
Location: Student Recreation Center Arena

Join the crowd as we root for our Men’s Basketball team against the Occidental Tigers. Go Highlanders!
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7:15 p.m.
UCR Volleyball v. UC Santa Barbara
Location: Student Recreation Center Arena
Women’s Volleyball faces off against the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara at 7:15 p.m. Don’t forget to wear your blue and gold or come in your UCR gear to show your Highlander pride! 

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6-11 p.m.
Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Gala
Location: Alumni & Visitors Center

The Black Alumni Chapter, in partnership with African Student Programs, invite fellow Highlanders and friends to honor the last 50 years of ASP’s history, celebrate our collective achievements, and envision the bright future for our Black scholars. Honorees for this year's black-tie gala are Jack B. Clarke Jr. ’80, Esq., Rickerby Hinds ’94, and LaSharon A. McLean Perez ’04, MFA ’09.

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6- 11 p.m.
Celebration of Medical Education Gala
Location: Riverside Convention Center
Featuring dinner, musical performances, testimonials from students, and a chance to hear from medical students about their experiences. Proceeds support the School of Medicine Mission Award scholarship program.

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VIP Experiences

This year’s new alumni-only Homecoming concert provides an opportunity for the university to recognize and thank key supporters, volunteers, and distinguished alumni.

Beach Boys Concert

Special VIP lounge access will be provided during The Beach Boys concert for the following groups and their guests:

  • 2022 40 Under 40 Honorees 
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors, past and present
  • Alumni Awards of Distinction Recipients               
  • Athletics Hall of Famers & Champions
  • Bell Tower Society Members     
  • Chancellor’s Associates   
  • UCR Foundation Board of Trustees, past and present      
  • Watkins Society Members 

 

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HOMECOMING ALUMNI CONCERT: The Beach Boys

Saturday, November 19

Join us on campus as we take you through the decades to enjoy a classic car showcase and live afternoon concert by The Beach Boys — exclusively for UCR alumni and your registered guests!

Order a boxed picnic meal to-go from The Barn (pre-orders available online soon, limited quantities will be available for same-day purchase and pickup) before heading to the concert to receive your free UCR t-shirt!*
*one per person, while supplies last

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There's more: music for all ages, DJs, and Ferris wheel rides!
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Plus, enjoy music of all genres for all ages by alumni DJs Alf Alpha and Yimbo, Ferris wheel rides, bar service, opportunity drawings, and giveaways.

 

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We hope you enjoy connecting with the UCR community during Homecoming 2022. Join us now in fueling our students' brilliance by supporting student-focused priorities. 

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