Community Engagement

Community Engagement

A Community of Involvement

We understand how essential it is to remain an active collaborating partner in the larger Inland Southern California community, aiming to contribute great economic impacts. That's why several Student Affairs departments welcome and work closely with the surrounding community.

Local businesses can hire driven, determined and dependable UCR students for internship, seasonal, part/full-time positions through Handshake, an online employment service that is provided by the Career Center.

Community Service

UCR is consistently ranked among the top universities in the country for community service and surveys show that UCR students have a high interest in connecting to the community. In 2015 the Washington Monthly ranked UCR 3rd overall in community service. UCR has been named to the Presidential Honor Roll for the impact our students have on their community. A 2017 survey of incoming students showed that close to 90% of students mentioned there was a “very strong chance” or “some chance” they would participate in community service while at UCR. UCR students are interested in doing community service and Leadership and Service Programs wants to provide them with those opportunities.

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) helps educationally and/or economically disadvantaged students realize their dreams of post-secondary education. EAOP increases college preparedness by working one-on-one with local high school students and their parents, and by putting on admissions workshops and campus tours.

Campus Tours offers community members, schools, prospective students and their families the opportunity to take a walking tour of UC Riverside's most popular landmarks. A current UCR undergraduate will be your tour guide as you walk through the campus and get a taste of everyday life for a UCR student.

Let UCR's Hospitality Services help you host your next event on UC Riverside's beautiful campus in a wonderful educational setting. Coordinators will help schedule lodging, meeting facilities, food and beverage service, audio visual, parking arrangements, and more. Services are customized to fit almost any conference size and budget.

Established in 2007, the Alumni & Visitors Center is open to the public and features works of alumni authors in our library, an alumni art exhibit, meeting rooms and a formal boardroom. The facility is available to rent for special events, meetings and receptions.

The UCR Alumni Association

UCR's Alumni Association is a great way to keep in touch with classmates, find fellow alumni in related job fields or who live nearby, and stay connected with the campus. Membership starts at $45 a year, and includes a subscription to the Alumni Magazine, access to all UCR Libraries, discounts at UCR athletic events and at the UCR Campus Store .