Homecoming 2021: basketball, fireworks, bonfire and more


The UC Riverside community is invited to join this year’s Homecoming celebrations, both online and in person.

The virtual celebrations, which are taking place now, offer everyone the opportunity to enjoy the events safely from the comfort of their own homes, said Jorge Ancona, deputy vice-chancellor of elders and voter relations.

“We are always aware of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but we certainly didn’t want to miss an opportunity to celebrate together. We have a magic show, professional networking opportunities and more, ”said Ancona.

The festivities kicked off on November 15 and culminate on Saturday November 20 with the men’s basketball game. A range of activities are offered daily this week, both virtually and in person, including Scotty’s birthday celebration, expert presentations and networking events.

For those near campus, UCR Alumni Engagement staff have assembled spirits boxes which are available for purchase. The box contains a UCR branded t-shirt, rally towel, water bottle, pom poms, kettle corn and additional items.

Homecoming (UCR / Photo Archive, 2018)

“Whether you choose to cheer the team on to victory in person or from the comfort of your home, we’ve got you covered, and it’s a great way to show your Highlander pride,” said Ancona. .

Connect virtually to the following online events:
  • Reunion of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) – November 16, 5 p.m.
  • Evening with the alumni: First generation – November 17, 5:30 p.m.
  • Alumni Mixer honors: November 18, 4 p.m.
  • Magic show with Dan Chan ’99 – November 19, 6 p.m.
  • Black Alumni Chapter: “Where are they now? »- November 20, noon
  • Chicano Latino Alumni: Recognition scholarships – November 20, 2 p.m.

Details and registration: https://alumni.ucr.edu/homecoming

In-person festivities on Friday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. include:
  • Fiberglass slide
  • Large swings
  • Fortune teller
  • Cartoonist artist
  • DJ
  • Bonfire and fireworks

Details and registration: https://alumni.ucr.edu/homecoming

“The past 18 months have been tough; many students have never been on campus until this fall, ”said Geo Perez, deputy counselor on the associate student program council at UCR, the entity in charge of return home activities for students. “Reunion week is a great opportunity for students to enjoy shows, attractions and more with friends at an outdoor event that feeds on the Highlander spirit. For those who live nearby, we also invite them to stop by for our bonfire and fireworks show.

Security measures

Each participant who wishes to visit the fenced dance area or ride / participate in attractions on November 19, must receive a wristband at one of the venue dispensing stations. To receive a bracelet, the UCR student or community member must present a validated well-being assessment and must wear a mask at all times in designated areas, regardless of their immunization status. The open nature of the event will allow social distancing in some areas, but personal protective equipment should be checked before entering more crowded areas.

Homecoming game

Reunion ends on Saturday, November 20 with the UCR men’s basketball game against the Bethesda University Flames. Departure time is 4 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. Show your Highlander pride by tagging your posts with # UCRHOMECOMING2021 on social networks. Ticket prices range from $ 10 to $ 15. Entrance is free for UCR students. Buy your tickets here: https://gohighlanders.com

To join the festivities, register now: homecoming.ucr.edu

Homecoming (UCR / Photo Archive, 2018)
Homecoming (UCR / Photo Archive, 2018)


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