Announcements

Campus Update

Dear UCR Colleagues: The past few weeks have been unlike any other in recent memory. Like many of you, I have been unsettled by the dramatic shift in our daily routines and uncertainty about when our lives will return to normal. Despite these challenges, I am immensely proud of how our entire campus community has rallied together. Our collective...

By Kim Wilcox |

Remote instruction continuing for UCR Summer Sessions

Dear Highlanders, As many of you know, registration for UCR Summer Sessions begins on April 1. Normally UCR hosts around 600 in-person classes during multiple sessions that run from June to September, helping to make our campus a vibrant place to be in summer. This year, campuses like ours are facing the risk and uncertainty posed by the COVID-19...

By Tom Smith (Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor) and Jennifer Brown (Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education) |

Personal protective equipment donation request

UCR Colleagues: Local and national media have reported widely on a shortage of critical supplies and equipment that health care providers and first responders require during the COVID-19 emergency. UC Riverside is asking all relevant researchers and facilities to help reduce this shortage by making specific unused equipment and materials available...

By Thomas Smith (Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor) and Gerry Bomotti (Vice Chancellor and CFO) |

Message to Students re. Spring Quarter

Dear UCR Students: We hope you are staying safe and getting needed rest after a challenging end to winter quarter. Over the past two weeks, we have collectively transformed the university into a primarily remote working and learning environment. This change has been nothing short of remarkable; and while there will be some bumps along the way, our...

By Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Thomas A. Smith |

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Loaner Device Program Available for Students in Need

Attention Valued Student: If you do not have off-campus access to a device and/or internet that supports remote teaching and learning – such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet – we request that you take time now to apply to UCR’s Loan2Learn (L2L) Program. The L2L Program was launched in response to the University’s transition to remote instruction for...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Guidance for Asymptomatic On-Site UCR Personnel with Non-Healthcare Duties

Who should self-monitor for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)? • Essential staff performing non-healthcare duties on the UCR campus (including School of Medicine and UCR Health personnel not performing healthcare duties on campus) • Any UCR members on campus who may come in close contact (within 6 ft) of other persons • Anyone who has been exposed...

By Lisa Martin |

Suspension of April Payroll Parking Charges

Due to the campus closure for COVID-19, we will be suspending all April payroll parking charges. Please keep your current parking permit so you may use it when the campus reopens. Please note that parking permit payroll deductions are charged in arrears. This means that for those who are paid monthly, the deduction on the 1st of the month is for...

By UCR Transportation and Parking Services |

Interim Guidance: Delivery Location of University Goods

Dear Colleagues, Due to the campus closure, the following interim guidance regarding delivery location is effective through 4/30/2020; all other standard procurement policies still apply. Normally, goods purchased by the University should be delivered to Central Receiving located at 3401 Watkins Drive, Riverside, CA 92521. In response to the COVID...

By Bobbi McCracken |

Governor's Stay at Home Order

Dear Campus Community, This evening, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order which goes into effect at midnight, March 19, 2020, and remains in effect until further notice. This order is consistent with the measures UC Riverside has taken following the order from the Riverside County Public Health Officer. We have been working closely with...

By Kim Wilcox |

Campus Closure Extended to April 30

Dear Campus Community: The Riverside County Public Health Officer has issued a revised public health order, extending the physical closure of the UC Riverside campus for all but the most critical university functions. The closure was originally scheduled to end on April 3, and has now been extended to April 30. The university will continue with its...

By Kim Wilcox |

Clarification on Remote Work Options for Staff

The COVID-19 situation has required continuous response and accommodation, resulting in rapid changes. As such, many campus administrators may not have had the opportunity to ensure staff were prepared to work remotely. ITS is working diligently to provide the technical support required to keep campus operating, however, there are business protocol...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Update - Paid Administrative Leave Guidance & Tracking Paid Administrative Leave in TARS

Date: March 18, 2020 Effective Date: March 16, 2020 To: Campus Community Note: Guidance for academic personnel/academic employees will be issued separately. PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE The University has modified the special paid administrative leave policies. The initial UCR COVID-19 Staff Guidelines were issued on March 12, 2019, but have been...

By Human Resources |

Campus housing residents

OVERVIEW There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) related to our campus. Campus housing will remain open, including modified dining and residential life services. Submitted Contract Cancellation Requests for Spring Quarter will be approved without a cancellation fee or penalty. Rent or room/board fees will be refunded, as appropriate...

By Housing, Dining & Hospitality Services |

Curtailment of on-campus research activities

Dear Faculty Colleagues, As you have been hearing on the news and seeing on social media, state and local authorities are closing schools, restaurants and bars, and in the Bay Area ordering people to stay at home. In a very short period of time here at UCR, we have gone from “continue research to the extent possible” to “substantially limit...

By Thomas Smith (interim provost) and Rodolfo Torres (vice chancellor of Research and Economic Development) |

COVID-19: Instructional Technology Update for Students and Faculty

This message contains important updates for both students and faculty taking and administering exams during winter quarter, and planning for remote learning in spring quarter. Important updates for UCR students Computer labs in Watkins 2111 and 2117 are open and available for students in need of a computer to take a final exam. The labs will be...

By Instructional Technology Taskforce |

VPN Access Extended to Support Remote Teaching and Working

Dear Highlander Community, In an effort to provide campus with additional support for remote teaching and working, please note that ITS has extended the decommission deadline for the AnyConnect VPN to May 1, 2020. This means campus users currently have two Virtual Private Network (VPN) options if required to access secure campus resources from off...

By Information Technology Solutions |

COVID-19 Update for Students

Dear UCR Students, I am writing as a follow-up to Chancellor Wilcox’s email sent on March 14, 2020, regarding the campus closure. As the Chancellor mentioned in his message, our efforts are driven by concern for the public’s health and safety. We recognize that this is a disruptive time and appreciate your understanding as we navigate this rapidly...

By Brian Haynes |

Campus Closure: Building Access

The Riverside County Public Health order requires UC Riverside to minimize the number of people on campus while maintaining the critical functions of the university. This is an unprecedented global pandemic with rapidly changing circumstances that require the campus to make all efforts to comply with this public health declaration. The campus...

By Kim Wilcox |

Remote Network Connectivity Recommendations

Dear UCR Campus Community, With the shift to online instruction for the spring quarter and remote work for operations, it is important to have reliable internet service. Please see the recommendations below for those who need to establish network connectivity from off campus. • Several companies including Charter, Spectrum, and Comcast have...

By David Gracey |

Campus Closure

UPDATE: The closure has been extended to April 30. Following the Riverside County Public Health order, we are required to minimize the number of people on campus as much as possible while maintaining the critical functions of the university. Effective Monday, March 16, the UCR campus will be closed, with only critical operations continuing. There...

By Kim Wilcox |