R'Success Workshop Series


are on a drop-in basis and “first-come, first served.” The workshop series covers a variety of study and life skills topics with each workshop offered several times each quarter. If you’re looking for ways to strengthen your study habits and time management skills, you’ve come to the right place.

Every term, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers a series of study skills workshops, which are free of charge for registered UCR students. We encourage students to attend as many workshops as needed and then to visit with our peer mentors and professional staff for feedback and reflection on study skills development. R'Success provides students the flexibility to choose workshop sessions on various study and life skills workshops that align with their individual interests and schedule.

Earn Reward Stamps for attending workshops throughout the year for a reward.

Receive a stamp for each session you attend (some workshops are worth two (2) stamps); 7 stamps earn you a certificate of completion, an invitation to the Academic Resource Center recognition event held in May.

How to Participate
  1. Register online here
  2. Review the quarterly Schedule of Workshops from the online under Workshop Schedule tab
  3. Start attending workshops! At your first session, ask for an "R’Success Card" and begin earning stamps. Most workshops are worth 1 stamp, but select events are worth 2 stamps (few might get you 3).
  4. Collect 7 stamps to complete the program.
Completing the Program

Once you have collected at least 7 stamps turn in completed R’Success Card and a reflection to the ARC front desk.

  1. Write a one-page written reflection (within "Details & Attachments" answering the following questions:
    1. How has your participation in R’Success workshop series contributed to your academic success? 
      How will you continue to develop and apply what you have learned through the series?
    2. Reflection must be double spaced, 12 pt font, with 1 inch margins: Times New Roman or Arial font. 

Once your Stamp Card and Reflection have been reviewed and your workshop attendance has been verified, a Program Coordinator will notify you of your completion of the program

BONUS: Add an image of your completed R’Success Card to your social media account (Instagram, facebook, twitter) with the hashtags #UCRARC #UCRSuccess. These hashtag will be searched and a winner will be selected.

  • Be the CEO of you - Gain experience on how to pitch your strengths and accomplishments, establish a professional network, and learn the basics of professional communication for career development.
  • Goal Setting & Time Management - Offers tips, tools and techniques to help students balance their class schedule with personal and work obligations. Includes necessary measures to overcome procrastination
  • Journey to Academic Success - Learn how to interpret and retain necessary information along with different types of note systems & techniques for taking notes before, during, and after lecture. Provides an explanation of test types and test-taking tips as well as information on how to maximize time when taking a test.
  • Motivation - Understand and identify factors to ensure continued focus on academic while working toward achieving different types of goals.
  • Taking Care of You, the Student! - Discusses four areas of well-being to prioritize holistic health in order to navigate a successful academic journey.  Provides additional on-campus resources that can be utilized.
  • Teamwork and Resolving Conflict - Learn about different communication strategies and styles of dealing with and resolving conflict as well as skills to enhance collaborative working relationships.
  • Public Speaking & Effective Presentations - Provides an overview of public speaking skills and best practices to understand the tools necessary to speak confidently.  Understanding what to include (and not to include) in an effective presentation to ensure your presentation is delivered with confidence.
  • Small Talk & Initiating Relationships - Learn effective strategies for engaging in small talk that will lead to more meaningful interactions and put your skills into practice.
  • Stress Management - Designed to show students where stress comes from and how it can affect them academically and personally.  Students will be given resources on how to cope with different types of stress.
  • Reading for Success in College - Learn, practice, and develop reading skills aimed at making the most of your learning.
  • Preparing for and Taking Exams - There's no shortcut to doing well on an exam, but you can make things easier for yourself by knowing what to do before and during your tests.**
  • Introduction to Graduate and Professional School Exams - Find out about the tests you need to prepare for and take for admission to many graduate and professional school programs.**

**New Workshop

  • GRAB Control of Your Time

    Four simple ways to make the most of your time and avoid procrastination.

  • Time Management Worksheet

    This is a worksheet that lets you see your weekly schedule at a glance. This allows you to see your schedule and determine whether you are managing your time wisely.

How to make an appointment for the R’Success Workshops:

Winter 2021 R'Success Workshop Schedule

  1. Log into Accudemia – Click on the Accudemia logo (above left)
  2. Select Service – R’Success Workshops
  3. Select Course/Activity - R'Success Workshop – Remote
  4. Select Day/Time – Make an appointment for the day/time you’d like to attend the topic. Note which topic will be offered from the schedule above.
  5. Select Confirm - You will receive an email confirmation with your appointment day/time.

When your appointment day/time arrives, log into Accudemia using your SID as your User ID and Password.  Click on the green start session button in your appointment listing to join the Zoom session.  Please be sure to mute your session upon entry to the workshop.

Contact the ARC Front Desk via phone (951.827.3721) if you encounter any challenges making an appointment.