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Undeclared Program: Preparing for Your First Quarter

  • Pre-Orientation Online Module
    This module is designed to be previewed prior to Highlander Orientation--the new student summer orientation--to help students begin to navigate the world of the university.

  • Highlander Orientation (Required of all new freshmen)
    Highlander Orientation is your opportunity to learn more about the campus, meet new friends, receive academic advising and enroll in your Fall courses. If you have not done so already, please sign up to today at http://orientation.ucr.edu/

  • Placement/Advisory Exams
    Placement/Advisory exams will not be offered during Highlander Orientation; however, prior to enrolling in English composition, math, or a foreign language, you may be required to take a placement/advisory exam. For detailed information, please review: www.placementtest.ucr.edu

  • Dean's Orientation (Required of all new incoming students)
    http://chassstudentaffairs.ucr.edu/new_students/deans_orientation.html

  • Highlander Early Start Academy (HESA)
    Check out HESA—a 5-week freshman transition program, held on the UCR campus prior to Fall quarter. After you have received your placement information, you may want to consider this program. http://earlystart.ucr.edu/

  • Summer School
    If you are considering summer school at your local community college, please consult www.assist.org for UC transferable courses or courses equivalent to UCR courses.

  • Campus Academic Calendar
    The academic calendar is located at: http://www.classes.ucr.edu/enrollment/calendar.htm

  • Webmail
    Every new student has a UCR webmail (email) account. The primary mode of campus communications is e-mail, and it is therefore mandatory for students to utilize their campus e-mail accounts to review academic and administrative electronic correspondence.

    Don't forget to check your webmail: http://webmail.ucr.edu/ To locate your UCR NET ID and Password, log on to http://my.ucr.edu and click on the My UCR ID's tab. Be sure to include your name and student id in all official correspondence.

  • Important Resources
    • R'Web: http://rweb.ucr.edu/
    • The Schedule of Classes: www.classes.ucr.edu
    • The General Catalog: www.catalog.ucr.edu
      The UCR General Catalog is your resource for policies and regulations, degree requirements, and all major and minor requirements as well as all of the course descriptions. Also available at the UCR Campus Store for purchase ($5.00).