Puente Connection

UC Riverside Puente Connection

Our Puente Connection student organization provides Puente Project Participants, or “Puentistas,” with more opportunities to connect with UCR and build leadership skills. It's the first of its kind in the UC system and provides continual support to Puentistas who enroll at UCR. Puente Connection mentors are former community college Puentistas that have transferred to UCR. They provide a student perspective on topics such as the application process, financial aid, professors, student life and more.

The UCR Puente Leadership Conference

UCR hosts a FREE 10-day residential program that brings together Puente Project participants from community colleges throughout California. 60 students will be selected to engage in activities that promote academics, leadership and community involvement. Participants will learn how to run a successful campaign, discuss issues affecting students in higher education and exchange ideas with Puentistas from across the state!

2018 UCR Puente Leadership Conference

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Verazas
Admissions Counselor