University of California- Riverside is a public research university, established in 1907, with its main campus in Riverside, California. It houses over 18,000 undergraduate students and its campus is located near Box Springs Mountain. The Carillon Bell Tower is an easily recognizable landmark, constructed at the center of the campus. It has over 300 student organizations, including 40 sororities & fraternities and exciting annual events. It hosts the First Year Success Series, which eases its students into a structured academic environment. The UCR Highlanders, supported by its mascot Scotty, compete in Division I sports! The surrounding city has parks, malls and a growing nightlife. Notable UCR alumni include actresses Jamie Chung and Lindsay Ridgeway. UCR, despite being a primarily commuter campus, balances academics with a fun campus life.