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University of California, Riverside

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Explore our Dynamic Campus Community

As a member of America’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside is one of the most dynamic campuses in the nation. We invite you to explore everything we have to offer — in person or online. 

Start your journey with UCR: View our campus map, explore our degree programs, or schedule your campus visit today.

The Riverside Experience

The vibrant city we call home boasts arts, culture, entertainment, family fun, outdoor life, festivals, sports, nightlife, and more – including the top ranked holiday lights display in the United States. You can even explore Riverside’s rich history through a self-guided walking tour of downtown
 
If you want to venture outside our city limits, all of Southern California is within easy reach — by plane or car. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a quick 20-minute drive from campus. 
 
    Riverside: Things to Do, See and Experience

    This historical city consists of arts and innovation, culture, entertainment, outdoor life, family fun, festivals, sports, nightlife and plenty of special events throughout the year. 

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    Inland Southern California

    UCR's main campus is in Riverside in the geographical center of Inland Southern California. Located near the junction of the 91, 215 and 60 freeways, UCR is approximately 50 miles east of Los Angeles and 100 miles north of San Diego.

    UCR's main campus is in Riverside in the geographical center of Inland Southern California. Located near the junction of the 91, 215 and 60 freeways, UCR is approximately 50 miles east of Los Angeles and 100 miles north of San Diego.

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    Vibrant City

    The city of Riverside is a vibrant, culturally diverse center of commerce, finance, industry, and education with a population of more than 294,000. Riverside is home to libraries, art and history museums, theaters, concert venues, a convention center, fine restaurants, quaint shops, modern shopping malls, and a wide variety of sports and other recreational activities that make living comfortable and fun.

    The city of Riverside is a vibrant, culturally diverse center of commerce, finance, industry, and education with a population of more than 294,000. Riverside is home to libraries, art and history museums, theaters, concert venues, a convention center, fine restaurants, quaint shops, modern shopping malls, and a wide variety of sports and other recreational activities that make living comfortable and fun.

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    An Award Winning City

    The City of Riverside has won numerous awards for excellence in city governance, public service, and intelligence.

    The City of Riverside has won numerous awards for excellence in city governance, public service, and intelligence.

    Great Things to Do and See

    Whether you want to hop in your car and see the sights or stay close to home here in Riverside, there are plenty of things to do and see. From the desert to the sea, all of Southern California is within reach.  Flying in to visit us? The closest airport to fly into is Ontario (ONT) - only 20 minutes away from the campus.

    Our location puts us within an easy drive of: 

    Less than an hour away!

      Miles Minutes
    Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) 17 23
    Victoria Gardens (shopping and cinemas) 18 25
    Hyundai Pavilion (Devore) 24 27
    Angels' Stadium (baseball) 36 36
    Disneyland (Anaheim) 36 40
    Snow Valley Mountain Resort 40 45
    Knott's Berry Farm (Orange County) 41 43
    Newport Beach (Orange County) 47 50
    Huntington Beach (Surf City USA) 51 56
    Palm Springs 56 60
    Staples Center (Los Angeles) 56 60
    Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) 56 60
    Printable Campus Map

    View and print a campus map ahead of your visit.

    Visitor Parking

    Information on where to park and how to purchase a permit.

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    Campus Safety

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