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Slice of Life at UCR


Nov. 1–4
Instagram Live

Join us for Slice of Life at UCR, a student-led series of Instagram Live events for prospective first-year and transfer students. Current students, admission counselors, and even our mascot, Scotty Highlander, will share what campus life is like, how to apply, and classes in real time (don’t worry, there aren’t any quizzes!). 

Plus, you could win an iPad 10.2” or AirPods Pro! To participate in the drawing, attend at least one (1) Slice of Life at UCR event on Instagram Live. Each event you attend is worth one (1) entry. Winners will be announced on @lifeatucr on Friday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. Pacific.

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Questions? Visit admissions.ucr.edu/ask.


Slice of Life at UCR events will be hosted on Instagram Live Nov. 1–4 at various times (Pacific). Get notifications on your calendar. If you can't make every event, catch them all on @lifeatucr after Nov. 4.

  • Nov. 1: Here’s the Scoop: Campus Life

    Current students share what it’s really like to live on campus. Learn about the roommate process, and virtually tour a residence hall and the Highlander Union Building (HUB). 

    Monday, Nov. 1

    4 p.m.  First-Year Student Experience

  • Nov. 2: So, You Want to Be a Highlander?

    Our panel of friendly admission counselors answer questions regarding admission requirements and the application process.

    Tuesday, Nov. 2

    4 p.m.

  • Nov. 3: A Seat in the Back

    Grab a seat in the back to watch actual classes at UCR! (Don’t worry, there aren’t any quizzes!) These classes are breadth requirements, which are required for undergraduates.

    Wednesday, Nov. 3

    4 p.m.

  • Nov. 4: Scotty Spills the Tea

    With so much offered at UCR, you probably have a question or two. Get answers from current students in real time. Find out how long it takes to walk to class, where you can find the best coffee, and where the most popular study spots are on our beautiful campus! 

    Thursday, Nov. 4

    4 p.m.

Can’t Make an Event? Want To Know More?

We’ve got you covered! Catch all Slice of Life at UCR events on @lifeatucr after Nov. 4. You can also view archived webinars from our recent Highlander Days virtual open house. Topics are geared toward prospective students and their families, and include financial aid, academic programs, and the UCR Parent Program.

Get a Taste of Life at UCR

Explore UCR’s beautiful and vibrant campus with student-led video tours. Visit Campus Tours for in-person tours, connections with student ambassadors, and virtual group sessions.

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