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Visit IAM.UCR.EDU to Celebrate Getting Into UCR

Visit IAM.UCR.EDU — your exclusive virtual destination to celebrate getting into UCR for fall 2021.
By Undergraduate Admissions |

Welcome, admitted fall 2021 students! We’re excited to share this journey with you and encourage you to visit IAM.UCR.EDU — your exclusive virtual destination to celebrate getting into UCR and plan your next steps!

This website is made especially for you to share fun Highlander spirit opportunities and success resources. Check out every opportunity and be sure to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by May 1 for freshmen and June 1 for transfers.

Celebrate With Downloadables

Make every virtual moment a special Highlander moment with UCR downloads:

  • Highlander GIPHY stickers – Tell the world you got accepted to UCR with seven celebration GIFs (don’t forget the hashtag #IamUCR).
  • Instagram Effects – Share your Highlander spirit with UCR-specific effects.
  • UCR Photo/Zoom Backgrounds – Add yourself to a variety of backgrounds, including a “seat” next to our bronzed mascot, Scotty the Bear!

Get Social

  • Follow @LifeatUCR to find out what life is really like for UCR students, from current UCR students. Plus, you could be featured on @LifeatUCR!
  • Join a Facebook group just for admitted students to connect with fellow Highlanders.
  • Thank the amazing people in your life by posting on #iamUCR Kudoboard.

Visit the T-Shirt Shop

Order one of five exclusive UCR shirts made just for you! Choose from two colorful designs that or one that highlights your key Highlander spirit: Unique, Committed, or Real. Not sure which one you are? Take the Pop Quiz (the fun kind!).

Highlander Resources

Get ready to live like a Highlander with essential resources. Below are some highlights.

  • Housing – Find your Highlander home-away-from-home and amenities, such as Amazon lockers, pools, fitness centers, and Residential Life programs and activities.
  • Dining – Discover the bites and beverages you can get on campus (think BBQ, brick-fired pizzas, wok-inspired dishes, fresh poke bowls, taqueria treats, and more!).
  • Student Life – Make friends and develop your interests with 500+ student organizations.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs – Develop your strengths, challenge your perspectives, and encourage the authentic you within our student body of 25,000+ strong.
  • Riverside, California – Discover Riverside with its small-town friendliness, big-city fun, and centralized location in the heart of Southern California.

UC Riverside's Highlander Days | Freshmen: April 6-8, Transfers: May 6-7, 2021

Registration Open for Highlander Days

Join us for Highlander Days, UCR’s virtual open house for admitted and prospective students and their families. Watch live webinar presentations from Undergraduate Admissions, UCR colleges, Financial Aid, Housing, and more. Plus, you can earn multiple entries for a chance to win an iPad, laptop, or other great prizes!

  • Freshmen | April 6–8 | Webinars begin daily at 3 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Transfers | May 6–7 | Webinars begin daily at 3 p.m. Pacific Time

Questions? Visit

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