Make Your California Dreams a Reality
As a proud member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside both embodies and empowers the California Dream. Experience it yourself, right here on our nearly 1,200-acre campus and beyond into our extended community of Riverside.
Want a virtual introduction before you make the trip to campus? Get to know us online by viewing our campus map and exploring our degree programs. Then, when you’re ready, schedule a campus tour — and prepare to make your California dreams a reality!
Riverside is a vibrant college town with something for everyone. We have everything from arts and culture to family fun, outdoor adventures, festivals, sports, and nightlife. This bustling city boasts a variety of eclectic eateries, music venues, craft breweries, indie shops, and quaint boba and coffee houses — some owned and operated by UCR alumni!
Explore the city on your own through a self-guided walking tour of downtown and experience all Riverside has to offer — including our robust culinary culture and myriad dining options. If you’re here around the holidays, be sure to check out the Festival of Lights surrounding the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa — it’s ranked the top public lights display in the nation by USA Today!