Take 10! Join the Alumni Roll Call


The 2020 Alumni Roll Call has officially ended. We truly appreciate your participation and look forward to connecting with you. After the results are gathered and analyzed, we will share how your opinion will help shape future programming and services.

If you are currently looking for ways to get involved, please visit alumni.ucr.edu, to learn about upcoming events, networking opportunities, career services, and UCR Alumni Association membership.

As a reminder, all information from this census survey will be used to improve our efforts to inform, engage, entertain, serve, and connect our fast-growing alumni community.  Know how much we value your feedback, and that we are committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your confidential information.

Contact us for more information or with any questions you may have.

First 2,500 Participants Received a $10 Gift Card

If you were one of the first 2,500 participants to complete the survey, you should have received an email informing you that you earned a $10 gift card from Tango! In order to claim your gift card, please be sure you received a message from Tango and that you checked your junk and/or spam folders. Follow instructions in email.

VIP Experience Winners have been Selected

Beginning March 16, 2020, winners of the VIP experience sweepstakes will be notified. Winners were determined by random drawing of their UCR Alumni Roll Call identification number. From initial contact, winners have 72 hours to confirm their participation. Each sweepstakes winner was selected in order from 1 to 10. The first winner selected (and confirmed) will have the first turn to select a prize, the second winner selected (and confirmed) will have the second turn to select a prize, etc. We truly appreciate all participation and we are excited to provide our winners with an exclusive opportunity to experience the best of UCR.

See the Official Rules (and alternative method of entry) at alumni.ucr.edu/2020alumnisurveyrules.

Winners will select one of the following exclusive VIP experiences!


Greenbar Distillery

In true Highlander fashion, enjoy tasty Scottish treats and a unique behind the scenes tour at the Greenbar Distillery in downtown Los Angeles. Owner, and proud UCR alumna, Litty Matthew ’91 will share stories of how she created the world’s largest collection of organic spirits along with fun facts about the art of craft distillery. True to their eco-friendly roots, these radically sustainable master mixologists always plant a tree for every purchase made. (Note: Tasting tickets not included.)

LA Zoo

Ready to run wild? Don’t miss your chance to meet UCR alumna Denise Verret ’88, CEO of the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and join her team for an extraordinary journey through the heart of the park. Exotic animals, breathtaking floral displays, delicious eats, and a host of family-friendly activities are yours to enjoy, along with four complimentary one-day passes.

Joshua Tree

This wildflower season, grab your favorite hiking boots (or jump in a UCR four-wheel drive) with up to two of your guests and head out to explore the stunning beauty of Joshua Tree National Park in the company of UCR Ecologist Cameron Barrows. During this guided backroads tour, you’ll learn how climate change shapes this unique landscape, and what UCR researchers are doing to help protect it. This walking/driving expedition will be tailored to your and your guests’ level of fitness. Two free nights (up to $250 per night) at a nearby hotel in Palm Springs, plus a gourmet picnic, will round out this unique outdoor adventure.

Staples Center

Calling all LA Lakers and Clippers fans! Join UCR Men’s Basketball Coach, David Patrick, for a pre-game dinner plus four tickets (up to $120 each) to see one of your favorite Southern California NBA teams in action. Or if college hoops are more your thing, you and a guest can join UCR Athletics Director Tamica Smith Jones at one of the Final Four games in the 2021 Women’s NCAA Tournament.

Festival of Lights

Relax in luxury and be dazzled by the brilliant Festival of Lights holiday display (November 23 – January 6) at the historic Riverside Mission Inn. This package includes two free hotel nights (up to a $500 value). You’ll also enjoy a private tour of the famed UCR California Museum of Photography, the largest photographic center in the western United States, while exploring a dynamic mix of exhibitions, performances, and film screenings happening at UCR ARTS. (This VIP experience will be available for up to three of the winners.)

The Mob Museum

Want to know what really happened in Vegas? Take a trip to the strip and journey back in time at The Mob Museum with New York Times best-selling novelist and award-winning journalist Tod Goldberg. As the author of Gangster Nation, Gangsterland, and The House of Secrets, Tod knows where all the bodies are buried. Plus, as director of UCR’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, he spins an unforgettable tale. Throw in museum tickets plus a $500 voucher for your choice of Vegas hotel, and it would be a crime to miss it.

Palm Spring Film Fstival

Lights! Camera! Action! Experience the glitz, glamor, and award-winning cinematography on display at the 2021 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Includes a $500 gift card to enable you and a guest to customize your experience by purchasing access to regular or special film screenings. Swing by UCR Palm Desert Center for lunch with award-winning creative writing faculty and a former studio head to get an insider’s view of the screen trade.

San Diego Comic Con

Time to get your cosplay fix! Join two of UCR’s comic-creating faculty superstars at the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con. John Jennings is an Eisner-award winning graphic novelist, illustrator, and curator who recently launched the imprint Megascope, dedicated to giving voice to comic creators and artists of color. Nalo Hopkinson is a celebrated science fiction and fantasy novelist and was selected by Neil Gaiman to help reboot his iconic Sandman Universe. You’ll have the rare opportunity to mingle with these influential comic creators, getting the inside scoop on their creative process and the comics industry. Includes lunch plus $500 toward the purchase of 2021 San Diego Comic-Con passes.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Join UCR alumna Nwaka Onwusa ’09, curator and director of curatorial affairs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, for an exclusive guided tour of this legendary venue. Can’t make it to Cleveland any time soon? Southern California residents also have the option to join Nwaka for an equally fascinating visit at The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. Museum tickets and lunch for two also included…feed your mind, body, and musical soul.

Palm Springs Art Museum

Immerse yourself in a mind-expanding afternoon at the Palm Springs Art Museum with UCR professor Jim Isermann as he guides you on a private tour of his latest exhibition: Copy. Pattern. Repeat. An internationally recognized artist known for his bold, decorative, geometric works, Jim has designed numerous sculptures and architectural installations throughout and beyond Southern California. Enjoy the art of conversation over lunch with one of UCR’s most innovative minds.

The Barn

Receive a $599 gift card good for one year at The Barn, UCR’s iconic campus eatery and music venue. Enjoy the very best of Highlander hospitality, while sampling our signature citrus-infused menu items, catching a concert with friends, relaxing on our beautifully renovated new patio, and reliving old memories while making new ones. (This VIP experience will be available for up to three of the winners.)  

* Note: All VIP experiences exclude travel and other incidentals.

Randy Olson ’80
My life has been enhanced by my UCR education and the relationships I made while an undergraduate. Staying involved on campus is my way of giving others now at UCR, a chance to have this same experience.
—Randy Olson ’80
Keona Henderson ’08
I continue to stay connected to UCR because I believe that a student’s ongoing engagement with Alumni increases the school’s ability to excel and positively impact its current students.
—Keona Henderson ’08
Ninfa Delgado ’95
UCR’s demonstration of excellence in education and research, community engagement, and its unique qualities within the UC system, has only increased my involvement and commitment to students, staff, faculty, and alumni throughout the years.
—Ninfa Delgado ’95
Bert Wright ’99
UCR has felt like a home away from home. It has helped to make me who I am today.
—Bert Wright ’99
Jeff Krynski ’81
My most meaningful life relationships were established within the warm confines of UCR, and my ongoing engagement with the campus provides me the opportunity to help foster the same Highlander spirit we all share.
—Jeff Krynski ’81