Living the Promise

The Living the Promise Campaign provides support for UCR students, faculty, research, programs, and facilities, and is driven by campus academic priorities. Gifts to this campaign enrich our ability to shape the lives of future generations of leaders and provide a robust teaching and learning experience.

Below are just some of the ways we are Living the Promise — all of which are made possible through your generous support.

The School of Medicine’s inaugural class celebrated Match Day on March 17, 2017.

The first public medical school created in California in more than 40 years, the UC Riverside School of Medicine, will graduate its first class of students in June. Thirty-three of the forty graduating students will be staying in California for their residency; ten matched in residency programs in inland Southern California.


Illustrations of the design principles of using methyl viologen to form a stable coating to allow the stable cycling of lithium metal.

A discovery by UC Riverside researchers has helped unravel a mystery that has puzzled researchers for over forty years — and could greatly improve battery performance in electronic devices and electric vehicles.


UC Riverside was named a national finalist for the 2016 Project Degree Completion Award, which recognizes institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve retention and degree completion.


Certain classrooms in Olmsted, Watkins, and Sproul Halls will undergo renovations this summer, along with many other planned projects. To provide additional transparency, Chancellor Wilcox worked with his staff to create The R’Projects web site for all who want to track renovations and capital projects.

Recently, UC Riverside was recently ranked among the top 20 of universities established between 1945 and 1966 — the so-called “golden age” of university expansion — by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The rankings are characterized by rapid university expansion and increasing investment in research.

Thank you again, for your support!

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