Programs and Services

MESC hosts engaging, educational and cultural leadership and academic events throughout the year. Join us for MESCafé every week in HUB 377, where the discussion is student-driven and the topics selected by students range from cultural and social, to political and academic.

MESC events have featured incredibly talented guests such as hip-hop artist Omar Offendum, comedian Ahmed Ahmed and award-winning author Reza Aslan. Check out photos and details from all of our past events on Facebook and Instagram!




Cook with ME brings the taste of Middle Eastern cuisine to UCR! Get a chance to learn how to make delicious traditional Middle Eastern dishes and, of course, you get to eat everything you make!

MESCafé is a weekly discussion on student-selected topics! It's a place for students to express their ideas and opinions and learn from one another. Free coffee, tea and pastries are always provided!  
Calligraphy with ME is a one-of-a-kind event that teaches students how to write in beautiful calligraphic script! Learn the basics of the Arabic alphabet and get a free calligraphy pen, too!
Middle Eastern Week, or ME Week, is our biggest event of the year! Every spring, MESC hosts a week full of events celebrating all aspects of Middle Eastern culture, from dance and music, to art and food! Check out the video to get a taste of ME Week!
The True Life series gives students a first hand perspective of the diversity within our community. A panel of students and alumni share their life experiences and stories within the context of their different identities. Impactful and heartfelt, True Life celebrates the diverse identities and perspectives in the ME community.