I meet with a few fellow students each week to talk about writing and workshop our latest pieces. We usually meet in one of the study rooms in Rivera because it’s most convenient, and I can usually just reserve a room same-day online. Today, though, I went to reserve a room and found that they were all full, with bold black bars blocking out the names of entire rooms. I was momentarily surprised, and then I remembered:
We’re at the tail-end of Week 10, which means that Red Bull and Rockstar are seeing sharp increases in sales at UCR, and every Starbucks within five miles is being swarmed by dead-eyed students seeking Butterbeer frappuccinos. Oh, the humanity! Don’t worry, gentle Highlanders. We’ve got you covered with our five must-have finals week essentials.
Anonymous asked: I got a 1370 on my SAT and I didn't take my ACT. Should I retake the SAT or is that score fine? And would it increase my chances of getting in if I did take the ACT?
You don’t have to take the ACT. It wouldn’t hurt to take both if you can, but I definitely recommend retaking the SAT at the very least — not because of your score, but because most students get a higher score their second time taking the exam.
Do students really sleep in the library during finals week?
Yes. And in the HUB. At Coffee Bean. On benches. In hallways. There used to be a Tumblr devoted to capturing images of people sleeping in the library, but it seems to have been taken down. Short answer: Yes. People sleep wherever they can.
Anonymous asked: Is it true that UCR students cannot take summer classes at a community college? Sounds absurd, but that's what my friend told me :(
Your friend LIED.
Just kidding. It all depends on the class and your particular college. You can check Assist.org to see if the course transfers over, and you can also explore the coursework at other UC campuses thanks to a thing called “simultaneous enrollment” for UC students. However, the only surefire way to determine which method will work for you is by meeting with your academic adviser. He or she will be able to let you know if your major allows for off-campus coursework, and will be able to let you know which forms you need to fill out.
Anonymous asked: Hi! I'm a freshmen at ucr this year and i'm freaking out because I couldn't enroll in 12 units. i managed to only get 4 units during my enrollment slot and i know theres second pass but what if i don't get the required minimum 12 units then.... I had such a hard time trying to get even random classes during my enrollment slot and all the classes filled up so quickly.
Contact your academic adviser! They’ll be able to help you find enough classes to get you to 12 units. Second pass begins Dec. 9, so you’ll be able to potentially register for more classes then, but you’ll need to register for those 12 units as soon as you can — before Dec. 13, when fees are due, at the absolute latest.
It’s the running joke of my life: I’m allergic to everything. Chances are, if it’s delicious or inexpensive, it’s coated in gluten, dipped in shrimp, and deep-fried for a few hours. Luckily, my allergies have recently become trendy. Yelp exploded with “gfree” dining ratings in my hometown, but finding gluten-free food in Riverside was a struggle at first. Here are some food hacks for avoiding gluten without breaking the bank:
Anonymous asked: as a transfer student applicant, if i dont fulfill the prereqs of my intended major, does that mean my application is automatically thrown out? if im only missing 1 class, can i take it during the summer before starting fall?
It depends on the class, but generally, yes. You might be able to take the course in the summer, which would mean your admission is conditional on your completion. I definitely recommend speaking with a transfer admissions counselor; as long as you communicate any goings-on in your coursework, they’ll be able to advise you. Call Admissions at 951-827-3411 and ask to speak with a transfer counselor.
what are some of the safest apartments near ucr or around ucr?? me and my friend are trying to look for an apartment
Our followers are more than welcome to offer suggestions in the comments, but the on-campus apartments are largely safe (Note that Bannockburn was one of the sites among a string of crime alerts back in April. You can view crime alerts on and around campus here.) I haven’t heard of any issues at University Towers or Sterling, as well as the area down Blaine around Copper Canyon. There have been crime alerts on Linden in the past, but if you ever feel unsafe, keep in mind that there are campus escort options you can take. What do you think, followers?