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Discover UC Riverside Is Here

In an Era of Enrollment Caps, UC Riverside Courts Prospective Students April 17 and 24

Prospective Students and Their Families, By Invitation, Take Tours on Two Saturdays

(April 16, 2004)

Prospective students will follow in the footsteps of Marisa Garcia, shown here  talking with entomology graduate student Sarah Butler.<br />

Prospective students will follow in the footsteps of Marisa Garcia, shown here talking with entomology graduate student Sarah Butler.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 16, 2004) — This Saturday and next, UC Riverside will be swarming with hundreds of students who are deciding whether to become Highlanders.

“Discover UC Riverside,” open only to students who have been admitted for Fall, 2004, and their families, will be held Saturday, April 17 and 24. Current students, faculty and staff will be part of the programming and are welcome to attend.

After gathering information about academics, housing, financial aid and student activities, these successful students will have more information to help them make a choice about where they will attend college in the Fall.

LaRae Lundgren, director of admissions, said Discover UCR has taken on even more importance in this era of shrinking state resources and enrollment caps.
“We are targeting the needs of the high achiever, focusing on what we do to place students in jobs after graduation and internships during their college career,” Lundgren said. “We are talking about research opportunities during the college information sessions, and emphasizing the benefits of the Honors Program. We are interested in the best and the brightest and we will give them every possible reason to make their decision in favor of UC Riverside,” Lundgren said.

Workshops, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, will cover academic programs, financial assistance, freshman and transfer admission, housing options, student organizations, activities, and campus tours. The lunch hour includes student performances and student activities fair outside around the carillon tower.
Prospective students will also get a chance to meet Chancellor France Córdova and various faculty members at a luncheon. A reception will honor students who will be awarded scholarships by the university.

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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