University of California, Riverside

Student Alumni Association

Welcome To Campus Care Packages

The Student Alumni Association’s welcome to campus event is only a few weeks away.
Your student’s first Our Campus Market Care Package is free, but we need your response and message card by September 14th.

Dear Parent(s),

Parents have three hopes when their child goes to college: to obtain positive personal development, relationships, and outcomes. What we as students can tell you though is that the fourth pillar to help achieve these results is positive support from home!

To help accomplish the fourth pillar, the Student Alumni Association at UCR provide our optional and hugely popular “Off to College Care Package Event” each year. We will prepare a package for your student absolutely FREE! All you need to do is send the message card and white reply form. Please mail the Reply Form and Message Card to: welcome kit image

Serving the University of California Riverside
Collegiate Welcome Service Program
3 Graphics Dr.
PO Box 7570
W Trenton, NJ 08628-0570

Then after families leave and emotions increase, we offer a positive gift from home that helps reassure your student. We’re aiming for 100% parent participation! 

To purchase additional care packages, please visit Choose as many as you like, but please choose at least one to assist us in raising money for our educational, social and recreational activities we sponsor on campus. Funds from this event benefit our limited budget that is supported in part by families. 

Most responding parents select one of the “Highlander Advantage Plans” as the best way to emphasize focus and fortitude throughout the year. For year-long savings, your student will receive the Student Advantage Card. It saves students money on travel, textbooks, technology and clothing with merchants like, Greyhound, AMC Theaters and With Student Advantage discounts of up to 50% at more than 10,000 locations, this is a must have for any college student. 

  • The “Highlander Advantage Plans” are the favorite with our students.Your biggest and best options feature all the Care Packages listed below, each perfectly timed.Plus, the Good Luck Pizza Card and Student Advantage Card for free pizza and terrific student savings.By ordering everything at once, you save time and money - $19.00 off individual prices!
  • The Welcome Package arrives just after school begins, loaded with energy boosting snacks and easy meal substitutes for late wake-ups or working through lunch or dinner. With over 30 munchies from Kraft Easy Mac & Cheese and Kellogg’s Pop Tarts, to ACT II Microwave Popcorn and Nabisco Chips Ahoy, your student will be prepared for almost any stomach grumbling emergency.
  • The College 101 contains a welcoming assortment of snacks that every student will enjoy sharing with their new friends. Student favorites like Cheez-Its, Crunch & Munch and Mike & Ike Tropical Fruit Candy are packed in a colorful care box.
  • The Fall Finals Survival Package offers your student over 30 study snacks like Nutella Hazelnut Spread, Ritz Bits Sandwiches, and Chex Mix, plus a comforting assortment of gourmet teas and Swiss Miss hot cocoas plus Maxwell House coffees, all with a reusable thermal mug. Enough to last all through finals.
  • The Move-in Mug includes a generous mixture of Maxwell House coffees, teas, Swiss Miss hot cocoas and cold drinks designed to keep students alert during long nights with the books. With its bowl-sized mug, it’s a tasty companion to the Welcome Package.
  • The Good Luck Pizza Card gets your student a Free Medium Pizza with each large pie purchased at Domino’s near campus. Good for over 15 pizzas in a year. Valid at over 3,600 Domino’s nationwide.

Your personal handwritten note comes with each Care Package, so you can send messages of optimism and support throughout the year.If you have any questions, please contact us at 951-827-2586 or

Thank you!

The Student Alumni Association at UCR

NOTE: UCR’s Housing Department has a welcome basket program which is separate from SAA’s program.

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