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UC Riverside holds Preview Day Oct. 25

UC Riverside holds Preview Day Oct. 25

Prospective students and their families can get questions answered.

(October 20, 2008)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- The University of California, Riverside will hold its annual Preview Day Saturday, Oct. 25. This is the all-day "open house" event for high school students, community college students, and their families to get an up-close-and-personal look at the growing UC campus.

Registration takes place at 9 a.m. that morning, but students are encouraged to make reservations in advance.

At Preview Day, students can learn about everything from the application filing process and financial aid to information about UC Riverside's three undergraduate colleges, 80 academic majors, 270 student organizations and special programs for non-traditional applicants such as home-schooled students. Visitors will also get a glimpse of several new facilities now being built or recently completed on campus, including the $54 million Student Commons.

UC Riverside has been earning praise in the press. The 2008 edition of The Princeton Review says that, "With its beautiful campus, excellent learning environment, and caring professors, UC Riverside now stacks up quite favorably against its more famous sisters in Berkeley and Los Angeles." The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that UC Riverside has, "a track record of helping its financially needy students succeed."

"We're extremely proud of these notices," said Merlyn Campos, the interim director of admissions. "UCR has grown dramatically in the past dozen years or so and we're still growing. But we've managed to retain that intimate small college feel that makes our students -- regardless of their background -- feel right at home."



The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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