Welcome to BCOE Family Weekend

Message from the Dean

Dear BCOE Families,

On behalf of the entire BCOE community, I invite you to our first Family Weekend. We have an array of exciting activities and events planned for you. Family Weekend is an opportunity to experience campus life and interact with BCOE students, staff, and faculty. You will return home with a better understanding and appreciation of life as an engineering student at UCR. Most of all, Family Weekend is a chance to spend quality time with your student. We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!

Christopher Lynch
Dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

 

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Christopher Lynch,
Dean of the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering 

Schedule

Please find below the preliminary schedule for Family Weekend 2022. Additional information will be added as events and participants are confirmed. Details are subject to change. All activities are optional, and all times are PDT. Directions and the exact location for each event can be seen by clicking on the location's name.

Friday, May 13th

Time  Events
11:00 a.m.
Check-In

BCOE Family Weekend check-in open. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall

Tours

BCOE tour led by students. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch at Glasgow Residential Restaurant. Get a taste of student dining options in one of UCR's newest facilities. At $14 per person.
12:00 p.m.  BCOE tour led by students. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall
1:00 p.m. BCOE tour led by students. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall
2:00 p.m.
Tours

- UCR Career Center tour with Sean Gil, Director, and Monica Cruz, BCOE Career Specialist. Location: Meet at the lower level of the Bookstore.

- BCOE tour led by students. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall

3:00 p.m.
Tours

UCR Career Center tour with Sean Gil, Director, and Monica Cruz, BCOE Career Specialist. Location: Meet at the lower level of the Bookstore.

Event

Beyond College and LinkedIn, Part 2. A professional development event open to all BCOE students. Location:  Winston Chung Patio.

4:00 p.m.
Tours

UCR Career Center tour with Sean Gil, Director, and Monica Cruz, BCOE Career Specialist. Location: meet at the lower level of the Bookstore.

Event

BCOE tailgate and Family Weekend Welcome. Location: Riverside Sports Complex.

6:00 p.m. UCR vs. UCI Baseball Game. Fun for the whole family. Location: Riverside Sports Complex (Free for all BCOE Family Weekend attendees).
  Open Classes- Attend BCOE's classes to get an experience of students' undergraduate classes. Please click on this link here to find available classes.
  UCR Bookstore. Please visit the bookstore at your convenient time to get exciting UCR merchandise and much more. Open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  Local Attractions- We’ve created an insider’s guide of a few of our favorite Riverside attractions and activities, visit them at your convenient time- Please find it using the link here

Saturday, May 14th

Time  Events
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast for parent donors
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee with Dean Lynch, hosted by the BCOE Parent Advisory Council. Location:  Winston Chung Patio.
10:00 a.m.
Open House & Makerspace Activities

- Electrical Engineering makerspace open house.

Please find the location of the electrical engineering makerspace by using the link here. ( Winston Chung 137)

- Machine shop open house. (Bourns B 155)

- Mechanical Engineering makerspace tour and catapult building activity. 

Please find the location for the machine shop and Mechanical Engineering Makerspace using the link here. (Bourns B 160)

10:00 a.m.
Faculty Mini Lectures

- Prof. Le Pendu, Title: What is Natural Language Processing (NLP)? Location: Bourns A265.

- Prof. McKee, Title: Bioengineering Instructional Labs Tour. Location: meet at Bytes Café.

- Prof. Chen, Title: Machine Learning in Everyday Life. Location: Winston Chung 205/206.

11:00 a.m.
Open House & Makerspace Activities

- Electrical Engineering makerspace open house.

Please find the location of the electrical engineering makerspace by using the link here. ( Winston Chung 137)

- Machine shop open house. (Bourns B 155)

- Mechanical Engineering makerspace tour and catapult building activity.

Please find the location for the machine shop and Mechanical Engineering Makerspace using the link here. (Bourns B 160)

11:00 a.m.
Faculty Mini Lectures

- Prof. Knight, Title: Signed Integers in Binary: an off-by-one to the rescue. Location: Bourns A265.

- Prof. Liu, Title: Tissue Engineering. Location: Winston Chung 205/206.

12:00 p.m.

- BCOE Student Organization Showcase (learn more about BCOE student organizations here). Location: 2nd-floor patio of Winston Chung Hall.

- Lunch is provided at the event.

Attending Student Organizations- American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), Aerospace Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Cyber@UCR, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Highlander Racing, Society of Automotive Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Women in Computing at UCR, Engineering Without Borders (EWB). National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).

1:00 p.m. BCOE tour led by students. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall
2:00 p.m.
Event

ASL Club at UCR and ACM present "Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Deafhood." Available both in-person and online. Register using this link to get more information.

Tours

BCOE tour led by students. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall

3:00 p.m.  BCOE tour led by students. Location: Bytes Café, Winston Chung Hall
6:00 p.m. UCR vs. UCI Baseball game. Please buy your ticket using the link here. Location: Riverside Sports Complex (Free for students with proof of a valid UCR student ID)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Vintage Home Tour - Old Riverside Foundation: visit showcase midcentury homes of Riverside, visit this link here to purchase tickets and for more details.

  Take your student out to dinner. (Please find our recommended restaurants using the link here)
  Local Attractions- We’ve created an insider’s guide of a few of our favorite Riverside attractions and activities, visit them at your convenient time- Please find it using the link here

Plan Your Visit

Parking

Parking and Transportation

Please check your email for additional instructions. 

Friday, May 13
Friday before 4 p.m.: Visit the UCR parking kiosk with the code phrase "BCOE Family Weekend" and park in Lot 24
Friday after 4 p.m.: We recommend switching to Lot 26

Saturday, May 14
Any time of day: parking in Lot 24 with a reservation made using ParkMobile App. Reservations may be made in advance. 

dining

Lodging and Food

UCR campus and surrounding areas offer a wide range of options for dining and lodging. Please contact the specific place to check for availability during Family Weekend.

Lodging

Lodging near Riverside

Lodging near Moreno Valley

Dining

Dining options on campus

garden

Activities

Please find below a list of fun activities to do on campus and in Riverside.

Activities on Campus

UCR Botanics Garden

The Barn at UCR

UCR Bookstore

Activities in Riverside

Farmer's Market on Saturday

Riverside Citrus Park

Two Trees Trail

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