Announcements

Vaccination requirement, submit your student vaccination record by August 16

Dear Highlanders, Today, I am writing to announce two important pieces of information. 1. A new UC vaccination policy has gone into effect. 2. All UC Riverside employees and students must upload a vaccination record by Monday, August 16. As of last week, more than 330 million doses of vaccine had been administered and 158.6 million individuals were...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

New vaccination policy, submit your employee vaccination record by August 16

Dear Campus Community, Today, I am writing to announce two important pieces of information. 1. A new UC vaccination policy has gone into effect. 2. All UC Riverside employees and students must upload a vaccination record by Monday, August 16. As of last week, more than 330 million doses of vaccine had been administered and 158.6 million individuals...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

UCR campus operations update

The safety of our campus community remains our priority. All campus community members accessing campus facilities must continue to follow all established COVID-19 prevention guidelines and their department’s Worksite Specific Plan. As we move toward the fall and increased building occupancy, there are a number of changes building occupants should...

By Operational Continuity Working Group |

Use of Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) at UCR

Dear Campus Community, The coronavirus pandemic wrought substantial devastation on our nation and community since the first diagnosed U.S. case in January 2020. In the 18 months since then, Congress has passed three rounds of stimulus acts, each of which offered financial relief to institutions of higher education. Chancellor Wilcox and I, in...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

ACE Fellow joins chancellor's office

Dear Colleagues, I’m pleased to introduce Dr. Yuqing (Melanie) Wu, Professor of Computer Science at Pomona College. Selected as a 2021-22 ACE Fellow, Dr. Wu has chosen to be placed at UCR to learn about university leadership and work directly in the Chancellor’s office. This unique program condenses years of on-the-job experience and skills...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Policy Rescission – Travel Risk Reduction

Each month the Chief Compliance Office will highlight a policy for its Policy Spotlight Series. This month focuses on the rescission of the interim policy on Travel Risk Reduction: The interim policy on Travel Risk Reduction (900-25) has been rescinded. This was an interim policy that outlined the requirements for travel to ensure the health...

By Ian Harazduk |

Research Ramp-up updates

Dear Campus Research Community, The Chancellor recently announced the new guidelines in place regarding COVID 19 precautions and restrictions. In particular, labs and research facilities are now allowed to function at 100% capacity, provided new Worksite Specific Plans (WSSPs) are submitted and approved, or WSSPs are updated to include additional...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

Safety Orientation 2021 training

Dear Campus Community, Environmental Health and Safety has made significant improvements to content and streamlined the online Safety Orientation course. These changes include more relevant content to support a healthy and safe workplace and reflect Cal/OSHA requirements. This mandatory training will be assigned to all faculty, staff, affiliates...

By Sheila Hedayati and Gerry Bomotti |

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Transition

Dear UCR Community, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Peter Hayashida has shared with me his plan to leave UC Riverside in December 2021. Arrivals and departures are a normal part of university life, and Vice Chancellor Hayashida has diligently prepared to minimize the impact of this change on our external relations efforts. Since his...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Campus and Workplace COVID Update

Dear Members of the UCR Campus Community, This week, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued its latest guidance on workplace requirements for workplace safety. As of today, at UCR: Fully vaccinated employees and students may work indoors without face coverings, except for staff in health care settings and...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Time to vaccinate

Dear Campus Community, If you have been waiting to get vaccinated, now is the time. Over the last several months, vaccines have been available to UC Riverside employees through health care providers, pharmacies, and public clinics. Now, as we near the end of the academic year, we are experiencing minimal transmission of coronavirus on campus...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Policy Spotlight Series: Protection of Human Subjects in Research

Each month the Chief Compliance Office will highlight a policy for its Policy Spotlight Series. This month focuses on the recently revised UC policy on Protection of Human Subjects in Research: Protection of Human Subjects in Research The recently revised presidential policy describes the responsibilities in protecting the rights and welfare of...

By Ian Harazduk |

New Virtual Parking Permits to Launch Summer Quarter

Beginning summer quarter, Transportation Services will integrate new parking software that uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) to improve the parking experience on campus. What exactly is LPR? It’s a plate recognition technology that associates a parking permit to a license plate instead of displaying a hang-tag or physical permit. LPR will...

By UCR Transportation and Parking Services |

Presidential Campus Safety Plan

Dear Colleagues, For your review and comment is a draft Presidential Campus Safety Plan that lays a foundation for transforming UC’s culture, policies and practices to achieve a vision of safety in which all members of the community feel equally welcomed, respected and protected from harm. This draft plan was developed based on extensive input from...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Provost's First Campus Update

Dear Campus Community, It’s been an eventful first month for me as your provost. Although I’ve moved into my office in Hinderaker Hall, I’ve spent most of my time on Zoom! I have managed to get outside now and then: I’ve had lunch at the Sub Station, I’ve watched the women’s soccer team practice, and I got a tour of the almost-completed Student...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

UCR guidelines for events/gatherings

The UC Riverside Operational Continuity Working Group has issued campus events and gatherings guidelines, including a gatherings checklist and approval process. The campus continues to recommend that events be held remotely and virtually when possible in keeping with the State Guidance for Higher Education. Event planners seeking to hold an in...

By Sheila Hedayati |

Campus labs conducting human subjects research may resume operations

Dear campus community, Now that Riverside County is in the orange coronavirus tier, the restrictions brought about by the pandemic on conducting human subjects research can be relaxed. Starting today, campus laboratories that conduct human subjects research may resume operations as long as they abide by a matrix designed to assess the risk in...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

Chancellor’s Update - May 2021

Dear Campus Community, As we approach the end of the academic year, I have been reflecting on all we have experienced together in one year. Four months ago, we were just beginning to receive and administer vaccines through UCR Health. In the previous months, some California counties, including Riverside, had temporary curfews in place to limit...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Appointment of UCR’s New Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Auxiliary Services

Dear Campus Community, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Heidi M. Scribner as UCR’s next Associate Vice Chancellor for Auxiliary Services. Ms. Scribner’s appointment will begin on July 1st, 2021. Heidi spent the past six years at UC Berkeley and since 2017 served as Executive Director for Housing, Events, and Facilities Services. She...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Campus return updates for May 26

UC Riverside has created five campus working groups to plan for the fall and the transition to returning to campus. See below for the latest updates from the working groups: Research Ramp-up Starting May 26, campus laboratories that conduct human subjects research may resume operations as long as they abide by a matrix designed to assess the risk...

By University Communications |