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USA UNI:University Of California
USA UNI:University Of California - August 26th, 2008
University Of California
Simple Simon's, one of several sidewalk cafes in downtown Riverside near the Mission Inn
Riverside County, with a population of over 1.3 million people, borders densely populated Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino Counties.
The county was formed in 1893 from almost 7,200 square miles of fertile river valleys, low deserts, mountains, foothills, and rolling plains, that extend from within 14 miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Colorado River.
The City of Riverside, once known for its many citrus groves, palm lined avenues, and a wide array of subtropical shade trees, remains a pleasant oasis in the inland region of Southern California. Its "Mediterranean image" derives from the many examples of fine architecture in the California Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial styles that dot its landscape. One of the most famous of these landmarks is the Mission Inn, built between 1902 and 1932 by Frank A. Miller and his partner Henry Huntington. This splendid old hotel — with its rich decor, fine dining, marvelous chapel, and other amenities — continues to draw visitors and guests from around the world. evoking a slower, more livable time in California when rows of orange trees and palms caressed its sprawling landscape.
The city was founded in 1870 by John W. North and the Southern California Colony Association. The land had long been inhabited by Native Americans, but was later divided into several large Spanish land grants that gave way to gradual settlement by other Europeans, Chinese, and Mexicans. The region became famous for its citrus and horticultural industries that over time gave way to military and industrial growth, and education.
Today, the city is a vibrant, culturally diverse center of commerce, finance, industry, and education in the Inland Empire. It has 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 recreation activities that make living here comfortable and fun. Its people reflect the same cultural and ethnic diversity found throughout Southern California, giving the city a rich, cosmopolitan feel.
In 1907, Riverside became home to the University of California Citrus Experiment Station, sponsoring wide-ranging research that greatly benefited agriculture in the region. In 1954, the site was established as a campus of the University of California, and by 1959 it had grown to become a general campus, offering a broad range of graduate and professional studies. Along the way, UCR has earned a reputation as one of pre-eminent teaching and research institutions in the world.
Why Select University Of California ?
Few Points to be Noted:
With your Residence Hall contract, you will be given a questionnaire that is used to match you with a roommate. You may also identify your own roommate selection. It also wait until after Summer Orientations (July), to match roommates as many students meet someone with whom they wish to room. It provides students with the name and telephone number of their new roommate with the placement letter, so contact can be made prior to moving in. Over 97% of the students have a positive roommate experience. For those others, it works with roommates to resolve any differences.
Pan-African Theme Hall
In the spirit of family, community, village and nationhood, PATH welcomes and extends positive and uplifting energy to a multitude of students. PATH is a place where students live amongst other creative and intelligent beings that have similar goals and expectations. The mission of PATH is to expand and develop the consciousness of students in the areas of Pan African culture and how that relates to other cultures of the world.
PATH provides students with educational support, social network, cultural awareness, and mental/emotional growth. It is committed and dedicated to building academic success and educating students to African Culture. The purpose is to build community and family while fostering the growth of future leaders. That purpose is still strong and vibrating through young and old. Bring your energy and come join the family.
The hall offers an abundance of resources, networking opportunities, and new horizons. PATH offers several creative and exciting events and programs that will enlighten and refocus the mentality of African students.
There will be academic workshops, visiting lecturers, study groups, tutoring, guest presentations, hall dinners, social functions, field trips, rap sessions, poetry nights, and a multitude of cultural events.
Cost to live in the Residence Halls
The average academic year cost is $8550 (proposed rate for 2003/2004). The cost covers furnished double or triple room, cable, data connection, activities, all utilities except telephone, and meals. All rooms are heated and air-conditioned. Living in the Residence Halls saves students valuable time, which won't be sacrificed for shopping, cooking, cleaning, traveling, or parking. Residence Halls are available to all new and continuing students.
Your Residence Hall cost includes meals. Meal hours and dining hall access are flexible to match student schedules. Large varieties of foods for every taste are featured daily. Residents enjoy the luxury of good food without the sacrifice of time spent shopping, cooking, and washing dishes. The Dining Services staff of UCR is eager to meet your culinary and nutritional needs during your stay on campus. In addition to providing a number of special dinners, the staff strives to satisfy the tastes of thousands of individuals from many backgrounds. The Residence Hall Dining Facilities offer hot entrees, full salad and soup bars, items hot off the grill, deli bars, pizza, assorted desserts and ice creams, and speciality food bars (Mexican, Italian, Asian, etc.) at almost every meal. Meals in the Residence Halls are "all you can eat!" In addition, there will be Special Event Meals to celebrate holidays and events throughout the year. Also, you can enjoy private catered hall dinners and "Meals to Go," all of which are included in your fees. The Residence Hall Dining Facilities offer Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Monday through Friday, and Brunch and Dinner on Saturdays and Sundays.
Residents can also eat at the Campus Commons. If you only eat there once in a while, you can just pay as you go. But, if you want to eat there on a regular basis, then you should purchase a meal plan with "Dining Dollars." The Campus Commons facility offers many food courts: Twister Burgers, Bonzai Bowls Asian Wok, On A Roll Sushi, Souper Subs, Mama Mias Italian Cage, Gerardo's Baja Grill, Tsunami New Wave Asian Food, and Bear Grounds Coffee House.
There are six meal plans from which to choose. Each plan is described below. You need to indicate your meal plan selection on both the Residence Hall Contract and the Residence Hall Scantron Assignment Form. How do you know which plan is right for you? Consider your current eating habits in making your selection. If you don't eat breakfast now, chances are you will not eat breakfast later.
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