COVID-19 information, guidance, and resources. Information about campus return and fall quarter planning. Additional health guidance available on the CDC's COVID-19 site

Announcements

Chancellor’s Update – September 2020

Dear Campus Community, There’s a type of picture puzzle that challenges observation skills by asking the player to look at two similar photos and identify what’s changed. As we prepare for the start of the fall quarter, I am aware of the many ways this academic year appears different than last. At the same time, I am grateful for the ways our...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

UC Policy School Deans’ Response to OMB Prohibition on Critical Race Theory Training

Dear UC Public Policy Community and Friends: We are writing as the Deans of the four UC Public Policy Schools to defend academic research efforts, such as Critical Race Theory, against the attacks of the President’s Office of Management and Budget (see September 4th letter from OMB on "Training in the Federal Government"). Becoming anti-racist is a...

By UC Public Policy Deans |

Campus safety task force announcement

Dear Campus Community, Recent events around the country and world have further illuminated a host of historic inequities and injustices within society. We have heard the voices calling for change and are prepared to respond with informed action. How we secure our campus and ensure safety are areas that many agree warrant a comprehensive review. UCR...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Living the Promise campaign surpasses $300 million goal

Dear Campus Community: In October 2016, we publicly launched our first-ever comprehensive campaign with a goal of raising $300 million by the end of 2020. Because this type of effort was new to our university, we knew we faced a challenge. At the time, we could not have imagined the hurdles we would encounter in the campaign’s final year. But today...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Proposed Policy Revision – Reckless Use of Wheeled Devices and Bicycles

The Reckless Use of Wheeled Devices and Bicycles Policy (currently known as “Reckless Skateboarding/Bicycle Use”) originated in 2012 and was last reviewed in 2017, prior to these proposed revisions in May 2020. The revisions include reference to the UC Riverside Traffic, Parking, and Other Enforcement Codes (issued in October 2019), which allow the...

By Ian Harazduk |

Mariam Lam Named Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dear Campus Community: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mariam Lam as UC Riverside’s first Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Recently approved by University of California President Michael Drake, Lam’s appointment is consistent with Chief Diversity Officer positions at many other UC campuses, and reflects that an...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Campus asked to confirm phone numbers for emergency notifications

On Tuesday, September 15th, UC Riverside students, staff, and faculty members will asked to confirm their phone number for use by the Emergency Notification System. These phone numbers are used to quickly contact the campus community in case of an emergency. Text messaging is one of several tools used to communicate during an emergency and is often...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Update on fall quarter campus plans

Dear Campus Community: At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we stated that our operational decisions would prioritize the health and safety of our community. Our instructional guidelines for fall quarter were guided by three core principles: 1. Prioritize the safety of all members of our campus community 2. Extend access to education to the...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Student update on fall quarter instruction 

Dear UCR Students, We are now one month away from the start of fall quarter and I am writing to provide updates on our fall instruction plans. As you may know, Governor Newsom issued guidance for institutions of higher education on August 7, and updated the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on August 28. While our instructional plan was mostly...

By Thomas Smith |

Campus Update on Fall Quarter Instruction

Dear UCR Community, We are now one month away from the start of fall quarter and I am writing to provide updates on our fall instruction plans. Class Delivery Modes for Fall Quarter As you may know, the Governor issued guidance for institutions of higher education on August 7, and updated the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on August 28...

By Thomas Smith |

Facilities Services offering free hand sanitizer to on campus employees

In an effort to help UCR staff remain safe and healthy, Facilities Services is providing hand sanitizer for use in campus facilities. There is no charge. Orders will provide up to five (5) bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Orders should be requested by staff working on-campus and are supported by main campus Facilities Services Operations...

By Facilities Services |

Campus Budget Update

Dear Campus Community: Thank you to the many members of the UC Riverside community who have taken the time to respond to surveys, make budget suggestions, participate in town halls, view videos, and otherwise participate in our process to respond to the budgetary challenges that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. We are ready to enter the...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Facilities Services' Work Order System downtime

Dear Colleagues, On Friday, August 28th, the Facilities Services Work Order system (FAMIS) is scheduled to be transferred to a new data center as a part of Information Technology Services (ITS) Project Genesis. As a result, FAMIS will be unavailable on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 10:00 p.m. until Saturday, August 29 at 4:00 a.m. During the...

By Facilities Services |

Daily COVID Wellness Survey / Version 2.0

Dear UCR Community, As we work to further streamline the daily COVID “Wellness” survey, a new and improved version of the survey is being released for all employees, students, contractors, and vendors. This new survey has single sign on (SSO); includes case investigation questions and triggers emails specific to departments who have requested a...

By COVID-19 Support |

Chancellor's Update -- August 2020

Dear Campus Community, Before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19, UC Riverside became “America’s Fastest Rising University” as a result of our jump in national rankings. Over the last six months, I have experienced and observed the strain from this pandemic. I worried how it might change our trajectory. But, as we meet each new challenge, we...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Provost's Update on Fall Quarter Instructional Planning

Colleagues, Although it feels like spring quarter finals ended last week, with the beginning of August comes the midpoint of our summer. We are now halfway to the start of fall quarter. Most of my summer has been spent deep in planning for the upcoming year. Thanks to the efforts of countless faculty, staff, and students across campus, we now have...

By Thomas Smith |

Face coverings available for UCR employees coming to campus to work

To support face covering requirements*, Environmental Health & Safety continues to provide face coverings for UCR employees at no charge. For efficient distribution, supervisors may submit a request in bulk on behalf of their employees. Alternatively, employees now may directly submit a request with a notification sent to their supervisor. To view...

By Sheila Hedayati |

Relocating equipment to remote work sites

Dear Colleagues: As we adapt to a changing work environment, the health and welfare of the UCR community remains our primary concern. Given the current surge in COVID-19 infections it does seem reasonable to assume that remote work will continue for the foreseeable future. We know that many supervisors have authorized the relocation of UCR assets...

By Gerry Bomotti |

COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Reporting Procedures for Covered Employees and Supervisors

On Monday, July 27, 2020, Human Resources released the UCR COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Reporting Procedures for Covered Employees and Supervisors. For the past month, a coordination of teams across campus worked diligently to provide a resource for employees and supervisors to understand the purpose of the Qualtrics System: UCR Symptom...

By Human Resources |

Suicide awareness training available to staff and faculty

Dear UCR Faculty and Staff, Most people are surprised to learn that they’re much more likely to encounter someone who’s thinking about suicide than someone who needs CPR. Yet suicide is preventable: with the right skills, anyone can help save a life. That’s where a program like LivingWorks Start comes in. In as little as one hour online, this...

By Elizabeth Mondragon and Sunny Nakae |