University of California Riverside and University of Redlands
Sophomores visit the Univesity of California Riverside and University of Redlands. The purpose is to expose them to a large UC near home as well as a small private university not far from Temecula. The other small private university options are Cal Baptist University and California State University San Bernardino. Cal Baptist offers accredited online degree programs as well as a traditional brick and mortar experience. CSU San Bernardino is a secondary option to CSU San Marcos that is close to home.
The intent is not to persuade students to attend any of these universities, but instead to show them the differences between each school type and to feel the "vibe" that each campus has. Yes, the vibe is impossible to explain and requires a personal visit. Do not be fooled by fancy internet productions, a visit is crucial prior to enrollement.