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Fifty Years of Residence Hall Tradition at Aberdeen-Inverness

Fifty Years of Residence Hall Tradition at Aberdeen-Inverness

UC Riverside looking for former residents and staff for an anniversary celebration for the original residence hall.

(September 17, 2009)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( – UC Riverside will kick off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Aberdeen-Inverness (A-I) Residence Hall at an event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the horseshoe across from the entrance to A-I. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit rooms in the hall, and see recreated photographs of how fashions and hairstyles have changed since the first residence hall opened in 1959. Named for two port cities in Scotland, the facility began the existing tradition of naming all UCR housing facilities for Scottish locations.

Throughout the year, A&I will have educational and cultural programs for current residents as part of the celebration.
The 50th anniversary celebration will culminate in August 2010, when former residents and staff will be invited to relive their UCR days by spending a weekend in a room at A-I. Visiting residents will eat in the dining halls, celebrate at a reception and be invited to a dinner and dance.

To help fill out the guest list for August, Housing Services is seeking the contact information for anyone who lived or worked at A-I. To register, fill out the contact form at

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