Programs & Activities
What Do You Love?
With more than 1,500 programs and activities happening each year, find what you love to do or discover something new. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, request it!
Residential Life works to ensure that our programs and activities are intentional, inclusive, build community and support learning. To that, our programs are divided into different categories.
Students will understand the value of engaging on-campus and within the community.
Community engagement includes on-campus and off-campus involvement with opportunities that will allow students to develop a deeper sense of belonging. By integrating in this way students will be able to build networks that support their personal and academic success. Community engagement means students will create a plan for their co-curricular experiences to ensure that they will be able to engage in behaviors that positively contribute to the world around them. Community engagement will also allow students to explore their leadership capabilities via different avenues on and off campus while creating personal strategies for developing social skills. Lastly, community engagement will allow for students to connect to the campus community at large.
- Students will be able to create a plan that encompasses their co-curricular experiences.
- Students will engage in behaviors that positively contribute to the world around them.
- Students will be able to explore their capacity for leadership through different avenues on and off campus.
- Students will be able to construct personal strategies for developing social skills.
- Students will feel a connection to the campus community through their co-curricular activities.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
Students will understand how justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices, policies and procedures impact them and others.
Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) includes one's ability to reflect on how their personal lived experiences have impacted them. JEDI examines how individuals have been historically and currently stereotyped, prejudiced, discriminated against and oppressed; how these concepts have influenced their daily lives. JEDI strives to bring compassionate empathy to students’ forefront; moving them past simply understanding the emotional experience(s) of others and compelling them to take substantive actions to create change. Finally, JEDI means one will be able to apply various frameworks embedded in advocacy, allyship, and social change to create a more equitable and just society.
- Students will be able to examine and/or explore their personal identities; how they intersect and shape who they are.
- Students will be able to reflect on and articulate a historical and current understanding of how underrepresented groups are and have been stereotyped, as well as how they (have) experience(d) prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.
- Students will be able to demonstrate compassionate empathy for the lived experiences of those with differing identities than them.
- Students will be able to advocate for and employ strategies to create social change to enact an equitable and just society.
Students will develop skills and identify appropriate campus resources, so that they become active participants in their scholarly endeavors.
Scholarly engagement signifies supporting students as they pursue research and enrichment opportunities at UCR. Engagement includes the amount of “physical and psychological energy that a student devotes to the academic experience.” (Astin, 1975). Students shall work to seek out campus resources and partner with them to enhance their experience. Scholarly engagement also means students will be able to identify and meet their basic needs in order to concentrate on their academic endeavors. For this purpose, basic needs include food, housing, mental health, sleep, hygiene, financial literacy, school supplies, childcare, transportation, and access to the internet and technology. Finally, students should fully embrace and utilize essential campus resources to enhance their social, psychological, and physical wellbeing as they work towards the completion of their degree.
- Students will be able to develop essential skills to navigate through their scholarly endeavors.
- Students will be able to self-identify their basic needs and partner with campus resources to ensure they are fulfilled.
- Students will be able to explore and utilize different campus resources that will assist them in their scholarly endeavors.
- Students will be able to be active participants in their learning, which will help produce numerous social and psychological benefits.
First Generation Mentorship Program (FGMP)
Residential Life has just launched our inaugural program First Generation Mentorship Program (FGMP) for our on-campus residents.
Creating an Event
Want to bring an event to the residential community? We can help make your request come true, by providing assistance and giving you access to community space.
Ways to make an activity request:
- Contact your Resident Director for Resident Advisor contact information
- Join Housing and Residential Life Student Organizations
- Speak with the Resident Services Office
Advertising an Event
Programs, events and activities are typically advertised via fliers in strategically placed banners, R'Talk screens, through student emails, community Discord servers, and in the monthly newsletter.
For more information, contact the Resident Services Office (RSO) or the UCR Campus Apartments RSO, depending on what community you would like to advertise in.
Events & Activities
- Midterms and Finals study breaks and lounges
- Self-defense seminars
- Financial workshops
- Barbecues & pool parties
- Best-decorated room/apartment contests
- Cooking 101
- Silent Disco
- Field trips and off-campus activities
- Clothing drives
- Vision Boards
- Arts & Crafts