University of California, Riverside


Homecoming and Parents' Day—Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Register by Nov. 5

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Register by phone: (951) 827-2586

Last Year's Scotfest


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Step-by-step directions on how to build your Mini Scotty Paper Toy.

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UC Riverside expands the Student Recreation Center to bring more fitness options to campus. Check out all the newest features with this tour of the new location.

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Highlander pride was in full swing for the 2013 Homecoming and Scot Fest at the University of California, Riverside.

Creative Photo Contest

Bring #miniscotty to life! Download the PDF (or punch out the die-cut from the center of your Fall issue of UCR magazine) and follow the instructions to assemble #miniscotty. Post photos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the #miniscotty hashtag. We’ll award prizes for photos with the most school spirit, creative location and clever caption.

Winners announced Nov. 12

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Assembly Video

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The winners have been selected! A big thanks to everyone who participated in the photo contest. Check out the winning entries:

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Schedule of Events for Alumni and Parents

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

5–8:30 p.m.
AGSM 20th Anniversary Dinner

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the A. Gary Anderson School of Management! Connect with fellow alumni. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Victoria Club, 2521 Arroyo Drive, Riverside, CA 92506

Friday, November 14, 2014

5 p.m.
Women’s Basketball Game vs. Santa Clara*

Get your tickets at or call (951) 827-4653

Location: Student Rec Center

*Fee event

5–7 p.m.
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Alumni Reception

CNAS alumni are invited to a special Homecoming presentation by Michael Roberts, executive director of the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law. Mr. Roberts is an expert on legal and policy issues from farm to fork in local, national, and global food supply systems. Wine and cheese reception will follow.

Location: Genomics Building Auditorium

6–8 p.m.
Graduate Division Alumni Reunion

The Graduate Division invites masters and Ph.D. alumni back for a special reunion. Reconnect with colleagues and mentors and meet some of our leading scholars and researchers. This is event is intended to be first step in growing our graduate student alumni network.

Location: Alumni & Visitors Center

Saturday, November 15, 2014

7:30–11 a.m.
9th 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

Location: Rivera Lawn

*Fee event

9–11 a.m.
Hike to the “C” Group 1

This very challenging guided hike to UCR’s famous symbol is a great way to

Location: Goodwin’s Organics

10:30–11:45 a.m.
Faculty Presentation: Historic Drought: Thirsting for Remedies

Join esteemed faculty members Kurt Schwabe, James Sickman and David Jassby to hear more about water, the drought and the future of California. Moderated by Associate Professor Kurt Schwabe.

Location: HUB 355

10:30 a.m.–12 Noon
Graduate School of Education Annual Homecoming Reception*

Meet the new dean and join your fellow Graduate School of Education (GSOE) alumni to reconnect with friends, former classmates, and faculty while enjoying brunch at the Barn Restaurant. The $10 cost includes parking, brunch, and a ticket to the Homecoming Men’s Basketball Game.

Location: The Barn

*$10 per person

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

The meeting will feature a welcome from Chancellor Wilcox, performances by the UCR Spirit Squads and presentations from students participating in undergraduate research.

Location: HUB 302

*$15 per person

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Asian Pacific Student Programs Alumni Reunion

Kickoff the 25th anniversary of Asian Pacific Student Programs at a casual reception and meet fellow alumni, students and APSP staff past and present.

Location: HUB 268

12 noon–2 p.m.
School of Business Administration (SoBA) Homecoming & Hoops

Free and open to UCR students, alumni and friends. Activities will include music and games, along with food and drink from local breweries and wineries.

Location: Anderson Hall Lawn

12 noon–3 p.m.
Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador Reunion

Reunite and mingle with other alumni tour guides who all share the common love of UC Riverside. Learn more about our Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network and how you can continue to promote UCR in your area. Come see and experience how much the UCR campus has grown with fun events planned throughout the day.

Location: Student Services Building, Tartan & Tweed

12 noon–2:30 p.m.
Hike to the “C” Group 2

This very challenging guided hike to UCR’s famous symbol is a great way to “C” the campus from a different perspective. Allow two hours for this activity.

Location: Meet at HUB 302

12 noon–2 p.m.
New Student Rec Center Self-Guided 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!

Location: Student Rec Center

Get an inside look at the new Student Rec Center

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12:15–1:15 p.m.
Cooking Demonstration with UCR Chefs

Citrus Grove Catering presents top UCR chefs demonstrating their culinary magic featuring UCR’s citrus heritage.

Location: Alumni & Visitors Center

CHASS Presents: Gluck Interactive Performance

A hands-on activity presented by a graduate student from the Gluck Program that will be fun for the whole family.

Location: Arts 166

Rivera Library Tours

Take a tour of the Tomás Rivera Library and learn about the famed Eaton Collection, the world's largest catalogued collection of science fiction and fantasy.

Location: Rivera Library

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: Botanic Gardens (meet trolley in Lot 19)

Entomology Bug Petting Zoo

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

Location: HUB 260

Back to Class with CE-CERT: Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative

Learn about UCR’s implementation of an integrated, renewable energy system which couples energy generation, storage, smart grid protocols, and electric transportation, allowing for students and researchers to develop improved energy systems for the future.

Location: HUB 265

Back to Class Presentation with CHASS: “Would you choose to live forever?”

Many philosophers have been “immortality curmudgeons,” arguing that immortality would not be choice-worthy for human beings. Distinguished Professor John Martin Fischer considers some of their worries and seeks to defend the possibility that immortality could be desirable for us.

Location: HUB 367

Back to Class Presentation with CNAS: “What’s ‘bugging’ California”

Mark Hoddle discusses our big problem with invasive species and what we are doing about them.

Location: HUB 379

Back to Class Presentation with GSOE: “Thirsting for Knowledge: Women’s Education in the Early Republic”

Dr. Margaret Nash discusses the educational possibilities open to women in the early American Republic, and the social and cultural factors that shaped women’s aspirations, including Enlightenment beliefs, religious expectations, opportunities for employment, and a desire for education.

Location: Sproul 1340

1–3:30 p.m.
Highlander Scot Fest

Join us for the 7th 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

4 p.m.
Men’s Homecoming Basketball Game vs. UC San Diego*

Get your tickets at or call (951) 827-4653

Location: Student Rec Center

*Fee Event

6:30–8 p.m.
Wine and Chocolate Pairing*

Join us after the game! Pairing wine and chocolate is truly a match made in heaven if you know how to do it! Come sample decadent, award winning chocolate handcrafted by alumnus and chocolatier, Jerry Swain ’89, founder of Jer’s Chocolates. Limited to 50 registrants

Location: Alumni & Visitors Center

*$25 per person (includes light hors d’oeuvres)

6:30–9:30 p.m.
Chicano Latino Alumni Dinner *

Come celebrate the establishment of the Chicano Latino alumni group! Join us for a retrospective on how the Chicano/Latino presence has grown at UCR over the years and get information on how you can be involved.

Location: HUB 302

*$40 per person

More Information

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


Free parking Friday, November 14–Saturday, November 15. For more information about visitor and guest parking on campus, visit UCR Parking Services.

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