University of California, Riverside

Homecoming



Homecoming Game UCR vs. William Jessup. Saturday, November 14th, 4pm. $5 if pre-purchased through homecoming registration page by November 5th or purchase at the door for $12 adults or $10 youth and seniors.

Homecoming and Parents' Day—Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Register by Nov. 5

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Register by phone: (951) 827-2586

Photos and Videos From Last Year's Homecoming


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Schedule of Events for Parents and Alumni

Friday, November 13, 2015

4 p.m.
Women’s Basketball

Game against Fresno State

Location: Student Recreation Center  —  View Map

Cost: Please visit gohighlanders.com for pricing and purchasing information.

5–7 p.m.
GSOE Reunion

Come socialize and network with classmates, faculty and GSOE alumni while sampling wine and delicious appetizers, listening to live jazz music and exploring the spectacular Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts.

Location: The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts  —  View Map

6:30–9 p.m.
Pioneer Class Reunion 1955–1962

See fellow alumni and friends at this special reunion celebrating the 60th anniversary of UCR’s first graduating class.

Location: Alumni & Visitors Center  —  View Map

Cost: $50 Dinner & breakfast package; $40 Dinner only; $15 breakfast & tour only

7:30 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball

Game against Cal Poly SLO

Location: Student Recreation Center  —  View Map

Cost: Please visit gohighlanders.com for pricing and purchasing information.

9 p.m.
Bonfire

A student tradition featuring food, music, and fireworks.

Location: Lot 19  —  View Map

Saturday, November 14, 2015

7:30–11 a.m.
10th Annual Spirit of the Tribes 5K Run/Walk

This event, hosted by the Native American Student Programs office, honors the Native American spirit and culture with a morning full of fun and exercise. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this fundraising event for UC Riverside student scholarships. For more information and to register visit spiritofthetribes5k.com

Location: Rivera Lawn  —  View Map

9:45–10:45 a.m.
Citrus Variety Collection Tour — 1

The Citrus Experiment Station and its Citrus Variety Collection were established in Riverside in the early 1900s to support the needs of the developing citrus industry in Southern California. Come tour the UCR Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most diverse living collections of citrus and citrus relatives and learn about UCR’s early history. Hosted by Dr. Tracy Kahn, Principal Museum Scientist of UCR’s Botany and Plant Sciences department. PLEASE WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES.

Location: Lot 19  —  View Map

10:30–11:45a.m.
Back to Class: Election 2016 — Mastering Campaign Rhetoric

Join esteemed faculty members Kevin Esterling, Jennifer Merolla and Karthick Ramakrishnan who will share their research and insight and help us to master the campaign rhetoric of the 2016 elections. Moderated by Associate Professor Ronald O. Loveridge

Location: HUB 269  —  View Map

10:45–11:45 a.m.
Citrus Variety Collection Tour — 2

The Citrus Experiment Station and its Citrus Variety Collection were established in Riverside in the early 1900s to support the needs of the developing citrus industry in Southern California. Come tour the UCR Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most diverse living collections of citrus and citrus relatives and learn about UCR’s early history. Hosted by Dr. Tracy Kahn, Principal Museum Scientist of UCR’s Botany and Plant Sciences department. PLEASE WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES.

Location: Lot 19  —  View Map

11–11:45 a.m.
UCR Parents Association Meeting

The meeting will feature a welcome from Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D’Aneri, performances by the UCR Spirit Squads and a presentation from Dining Services Executive Director, Cheryl Garner. Cheryl’s presentation will feature UCR’s Healthy and Sustainable Food Initiative and cover the areas of sustainable practices for the campus

Location: HUB 302  —  View Map

Cost: $15

12 noon–2 p.m.
Alumni Artist Showcase

Free and open to UCR students, alumni and friends. Come see a variety of contemporary artwork from six young alumni who will be featuring different mediums at the Alumni & Visitors Center.

Location: Goldware Library, Alumni & Visitors Center  —  View Map

12:15–1:15 p.m.
CHASS Back to Class: UCR Brain Game Center for Mental Fitness and Well-Being

Professor Aaron Seitz will discuss his research on brain-training video games that are effective in improving performance in real-world tasks, including ULTIMEYES which leads vision improvement that positively transfers to on-field performance in baseball.

Location: INTS1020  —  View Map

CNAS Back to Class: Alternative Earths? What Our Planet’s History Tells Us

This presentation will discuss UC Riverside’s “Alternative Earths” team recently selected to join the NASA Astrobiology Institute. Led by Professor Timothy Lyons, the team is analyzing Earth’s ancient history, including its first production of oxygen, to help scientists identify other life in our solar system and far beyond.

Location: LS1500  —  View Map

BCOE Back to Class: Learning from Nature — Biomimetic and Bioinspired Materials

In this work, we investigate biological organisms that show remarkable performance with a limited selection of materials. Using design strategies from these organisms, Professor David Kisailus and his team is developing the next generation of advanced materials.

Location: MS&E 0104  —  View Map

GSOE Back to Class: Comings and Goings — Higher Education Organizational Stability and Change over Three Decades

Dr. John S. Levin will discuss his current research on institutional change in higher education in the U.S. and Canada, with special attention to a research investigation of seven institutions spanning the period of 1989–2014.

Location: 1215 Sproul Hall  —  View Map

Center for Ideas and Society: Dueling Disciplines

With new water restrictions in California, reservoirs drying up and the on-going drought, what are our responsibilities to one another and the environment? How do anthropologists and historians think about water and the relationship of human beings to it? What can we learn from other societies and the past? Listen to faculty members TS Harvey (Anthropology) and David Biggs (History) battle it out.

Location: Humanities 1500  —  View Map

Beyond Guacamole: Interesting Facts About Avocado

Presented by Dr. Mary Lu Arpaia, Subtropical Horticulturalist and avocado expert. Learn about the varieties of avocado, where they come from, and how to plant and take care of an avocado tree. Get clued in to diagnosing problems with avocado purchased from the store! This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!

Location: HUB 379  —  View Map

Cooking Demonstration with UCR Chefs

Learn about healthy cooking options from professional chefs at the Student Recreation Center

Location: Student Recreation Center  —  View Map

CHASS Presents: Gluck Interactive Performance

Meet the nine undergraduate dancers in this year’s Gluck Ensemble directed by choreographer and UCR Lecturer Rosa Rodriguez Frazier with support from Graduate Gluck Fellow Patricia Huerta. You will see previews of new dances for the 2016 program and interactive demonstrations of how the work is made.

Location: Arts 166  —  View Map

Entomology Bug Petting Zoo

Learn the ways insects react to predators; you'll even get to watch them in action!

Location: HUB 260  —  View Map

Botanic Gardens Tour

Take the trolley to the Botanic Gardens for a guided tour that will showcase UCR’s living plant museum with more than 3,500 plant species from around the world.

Location: Lot 19  —  View Map

12:15–2:15 p.m.
Student Rec Center Tours

Come see the new and improved Student Recreation Center! Expansion includes a new pool and spa, an indoor jogging track, a climbing and bouldering wall, and more on this self-guided tour.

Location: Student Recreation Center  —  View Map

1–3:30 p.m.
Scot Fest

Join us for the 8th Annual Highlander Scot Fest featuring a Food Truck Festival, games for the whole family, interactive college booths, photo booths, music, and much more!

Location: Bell Tower  —  View Map

4–6 p.m.
Homecoming Basketball Game

Cheer on the men’s basketball in their game against William Jessup University.

Location: Student Recreation Center  —  View Map

Cost: $5 if pre-purchased through Homecoming registration page by November 5th or purchase at the door for $12 adults or $10 youth and seniors.

4–6:30 p.m.
CNAS Reunion

Gather with fellow Highlanders to hear Dr. Charles Gay’s presentation: “Solar Power – A Convenient Truth: Nikola Tesla was right all along” There will be a buffet and wine reception with undergraduate student poster session immediately following the talk.

Location: The Barn  —  View Map

5:30–6:30 p.m.
CNAS Science Ambassadors Reunion

A special reception for CNAS ambassadors following the reunion lecture. Invite only. To RSVP, please contact Carol Lerner directly at carol.lerner@ucr.edu or (951) 827-5089

Location: The Barn  —  View Map

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Overtime: Fun, Food & Friends

Close out Homecoming weekend with games, activities, tailgate food, and beer tasting from our local brewery. All ages are welcome.

Location: Alumni & Visitors Center  —  View Map

Cost: $25; children under 12 are free

6–9 p.m.
Chicano Latino Alumni Reunion

Come celebrate the Chicano Latino alumni group with our second annual reunion dinner at Homecoming! The dinner will feature a silent auction to benefit UCR students.

Location: HUB 302  —  View Map

Cost: $40

7:30 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball

Game against UC Santa Barbara

Location: Student Recreation Center  —  View Map

Cost: Please visit gohighlanders.com for pricing and purchasing options.

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 Homecoming Week on Campus

Students: check R'Side for details and information about campus Homecoming events!

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Visitor & Guest Parking Information

Register before November 5!

Alumni Registration
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