Due to the impact of COVID-19, our Ethnic & Gender campus locations are closed until further notice. Our staff is working remotely and available to support you along your Highlander journey. We look forward to being back on campus and supporting you in-person. Please continue to wash your hands, wear a face covering, and maintain physical distance.



Your Home Away from Home

The move to college is a big one and leaving home can feel intimidating. Not when you move to MUNDO, though! Surround yourself with fun people who share similar academic, cultural and social goals. Let MUNDO be your home away from home.

Comunidad y Familia

MUNDO is our Chicano/Latino theme hall located within the Pentland Hills residence hall. MUNDO was established in 2003 by students who wanted to help their Chicano/Latino peers transition smoothly to college life. Today it maintains that same supportive spirit and family-oriented atmosphere.

In conjunction with the goals of Chicano Student Programs, MUNDO seeks to expand students’ academic success, educate students about Chicano/Latino culture and build a sense of comunidad and familia amongst La Raza.

MUNDO helps provide students with a structured academic support system through its tutoring nights and study sessions. It fosters cultural and self-awareness through activities such as Dia de los Muertos and Las Posadas events during the holidays and provides those little touches, such as bilingual signage, that make it such a comfortable, welcoming space.

The MUNDO experience also cultivates strong emotional bonds amongst peers. If you live in MUNDO, you will find a UCR familia very excited to meet you.

The Suite Life

Pentland Hills is a suite-style housing arrangement consisting of six to eight suites per building. Each suite has four double-occupancy rooms, two toilet rooms, two shower rooms, and a living room with a microwave and a refrigerator. Pentland Hills is home to approximately 1,230 residents. All MUNDO rooms are same gender.

Move to Mundo 

If you are interested in living in MUNDO, please visit the UCR Housing website for more information or contact Antonio D. Banks antonio.banks@ucr.edu.