University of California, Riverside

CHASS FIRST - First Year Experience



Important Dates

Spring 2019

First day of the quarter: March 27, 2019

First day of instruction: April 1, 2019

Deadline to submit Learning Community Petition to Opt-out: April 12, 2019

Summer 2019

First day of the quarter: June 24, 2019

Deadline to submit Transfer Student Summer Institute applications is May 3, 2019 (See Below)


Announcement - The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS) will be hosting a Transfer Student Summer Institute for community college students. Selected students will participate in a 5-day residential program. The Summer Transfer Student Institute will take place from June 24 – June 28 at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Students will be housed in the Pentland Hills Residence Hall through the entirety of the program. The cost to participate in the program is free, however students must provide their own transportation to UCR. If a student plans to bring their own vehicle, the student will be issued a campus parking permit.

Students are eligible to apply if they meet the following requirements:

  • Current California Community College student
  • Planning to transfer to a 4-year university for Winter 2020 or later
  • Download a copy of the application Application Link, fill it out, and submit it to Nelly Cruz via email at
  • Applications are due no later than Friday, May 3, 2019. Selected participants will be notified no later than May 17. If we receive a high volume of applications, a waitlist will be in place for students that decide to withdraw their application after the deadline.



Welcome Dr. Christina Acoff to the CHASS F1RST Team!

Director of CHASS F1RST



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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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