Welcome Week Events
September 19 – September 23, 2022

CNAS Undergraduate Student Welcome Week Events

CNAS New Student Welcome
The CNAS New Student Welcome is an opportunity for first-year and transfer students to:

  • Meet your professors and connect with your new classmates
  • Learn more about your major and the resources that will help you succeed
  • Get to know current students and learn more about their experiences at UCR
  • Discover opportunities both in and out of the classroom
  • Ask questions to help you better navigate your way to success
  • And… win prizes!

Dates and Times:

Monday, September 19, 2022
Bourns Hall 118
Session One: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Biochemistry, Entomology, and Microbiology majors
Session Two: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geology, and Plant Biology majors

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Bourns Hall 118
Session One: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Data Science, Mathematics, Mathematics for Teachers of Secondary School (MTSS), Physics, Stats, and Undeclared Mathematics majors
Session Two: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology and Neuroscience majors

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
University Lecture Hall 1000
Session One: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Biology majors 
Session Two: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Biology and Undeclared Life Science majors

CNAS Graduate Student Welcome Week Events

Entomology Student Seminar Day
Monday, September 12
Location: Genomics Auditorium and Entomology Courtyard

Molecular, Cell, and Systems Biology Symposium
Tuesday, September 13
Location: Botanic Gardens

Biochemistry Wedding Symposium
Wednesday, September 14
Location: Virtual

Environmental Sciences Annual Symposium
Thursday, September 15
Location: Alumni Center

Restricted to new students and invitees.

Monday, September 12
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology – Virtual

Tuesday, September 13
Time: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Entomology – Entomology Courtyard

Monday, September 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology – Darwin Room, Spieth Hall
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Earth and Planetary Sciences – Geology 1444

Tuesday, September 20
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Plant Biology – 2158 Batchelor Hall
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Biophysics – Zoom

Wednesday, September 21
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Neuroscience – TBD
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – Boyce Hall 2476

Thursday, September 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Plant Pathology – Zoom
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Microbiology – Entomology Courtyard

Friday, September 23
Time: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Location: Genetics, genomics, and Bioinformatics – Genomics Auditorium

Campus Events


View the Back to School article on UCR News with information on a giveaway and other campus events!

2022 New Highlander Welcome (For Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students Only)
Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Watkins, and the faculty and staff of UCR are pleased to welcome our incoming students into the university community at New Highlander Welcome.

Monday, September 19
4:30 p.m. Tabling Fair
5:15 p.m. Doors Open for Seating
6:15 p.m. Program Begins
Location: Student Recreation Center North, Main Gymnasium
Visit the New Highlander Welcome page

Student Move-In
Our university will welcome approximately 7,500 incoming first-year and transfer students for the fall quarter. Many of these students will begin their UCR journey by moving into our campus residence halls and apartments.
Saturday, September 17 through Sunday, September 18
Time: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day.

UCR Residential Life
Multiple Welcome Week events are planned. Follow along on their Instagram for updates.


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