Announcements

Provost’s Statement on Recent ICE Announcement for International Students

Dear Campus Community: Yesterday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) would modify temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 term. The implementation and impact of this modification are not yet clear, but it is cause...

By Thomas M. Smith, interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and Marko Princevac, interim Vice Provost for International Affairs |

Transportation and Parking Services/Fleet Services COVID-19 Operational Information

Over the last few weeks, we have noticed more vehicles in our parking lots and we are slowly bringing back some parking controls and preparing for the "new normal" of campus life. Please read through the updates below as we have made several changes to our operations to increase online services and facilitate social distancing. We would like to...

By UCR Transportation and Parking Services |

New associate vice chancellor of Auxiliary Services named

I am very pleased to announce that Robert Holden will serve as UCR’s next Associate Vice Chancellor of Auxiliary Services. His start date is August 17th. Robert has a deep commitment to education having served in various positions in both higher education and K-12 for the past 36 years, most recently at University of Georgia (UGA) as Associate Vice...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Return to Work Guide

Dear Campus Community, As we’ve stated many times over the last few months, the health and safety of the entire UC Riverside community are our top priority, guiding each decision we make about campus operations. With this in mind, representatives from several working groups – with leadership by the Operations and Support Recovery group – prepared a...

By Kim Wilcox (Chancellor) and Gerry Bomotti (Vice Chancellor and CFO) |

Upcoming UCPath downtime

Dear Colleagues, In July 2020, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is planned to become the next and LAST UC location to implement UCPath. This will add 3,627 employees, increasing the total number of employees served by the UCPath center to 236,082. While we don’t expect any problems, if you experience any issues, please do not hesitate to reach...

By FOM/UC Path Project Team |

New Associate Vice Chancellor and Human Resources Officer named

I am pleased to welcome Tammy Few as our new Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Officer. Tammy recently joined UCR on May 26th. Tammy received her M.B.A in Human Resources Management at Benedictine University, Illinois and her B.A. in Human Resources Management from Judson University, Illinois. She is certified as a Senior...

By Gerry Bomotti |

Chancellor's Update - June 2020

Dear Campus Community, Last Saturday, we began summer with the solstice, a day on which people in the Northern hemisphere experience more sunlight than any other day of the year. As one season comes to a close and another begins, I continue to be grateful for your efforts to keep the university moving ahead. Thank you. Fall Planning We continue to...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Online Training

Dear Campus Community, California Department Public Health (CDPH) and Cal/OSHA recently issued requirements for all employees to receive training on COVID-19 and methods to prevent illness. To address this training mandate, UC Riverside has developed a short 12-minute online training that applies to all employees at various locations. Training for...

By Sheila Hedayati and Gerry Bomotti |

Juneteenth

Dear Campus Community, Today marks one of the oldest celebrations of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is widely celebrated in African American communities as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.” It marks the date of June 19, 1865, when the federal orders were read by Union Colonel Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Provost Search Update

Dear UCR Community, I am grateful to all of you who participated during this academic year in our search for UCR’s next permanent provost and executive vice chancellor. There are few more important appointments a chancellor makes, so I have invested many weeks since interviewing finalists in thoughtful reflection and consultation with the search...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Interim Chief of Police Announced

Dear Campus Community, Chief Mike Lane is retiring from the University of California, Riverside Police Department on June 29 after 24 years of dedicated service. Mike served the campus as a resident director in Housing for 3 years prior to his time with UCPD. We thank Mike for his service and wish him the best in his retirement. Given the current...

By Gerry Bomotti |

UCR Announces Fall Quarter Instruction Plans

Dear Campus Community, Over the last two months, our Instructional Continuity Working Group has evaluated options for providing a healthy and effective teaching and learning environment for the 2020-21 academic year. The Committee includes faculty, staff, and student members, and its work was informed by consultation with the Academic Senate...

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

Library curbside delivery launches June 15

Dear faculty colleagues: I am delighted to announce that after almost three months of closure, starting Monday, June 15, 2020, you can now check out books again from the Rivera and Orbach Libraries’ circulating collections via drive-up Contact-Free Curbside Delivery . Pick-up will be Monday through Friday from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Rivera Library...

By Steven Mandeville-Gamble |

New UC Riverside Brand Visual Identity Launched

Following a creative development process that involved hundreds of UC Riverside students, faculty, staff, and friends the new UCR brand visual identity launched on Saturday, June 13. The new identity is an update to the university’s logo, monogram, graphic icons, typography, color palette, and design guidelines. The updated marks retain core design...

By Johnny Cruz |

Payroll parking deductions to resume July 1

Payroll Parking Charges Due to the campus closure for COVID-19, we will be suspending all April, May and June payroll parking charges. 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 the previous month’s parking. For those paid bi...

By UCR Transportation and Parking Services |

Planning for Fall Quarter

Dear Campus Community, Since that day in March when we transitioned to mostly remote operations, I have looked forward to a time when we could bring more people back to campus. Today I am writing to highlight information and resources available to support our community as we work through the next phase in response and recovery. Campus Return As you...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

CHASS dean named president of Purchase College

Dear campus community, Please join me in congratulating Milagros Peña, dean of the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Earlier today she was named president of Purchase College. Her successful season serving as dean of CHASS since 2015 – marked by increases in fundraising, expansion of UCR ARTS, strengthening of the...

By Thomas Smith |

Research Ramp-up

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that we have finalized requirements for ramping up on-campus research as part of our next phase of returning to our physical workspaces. I appreciate the feedback we received after I mentioned this effort in the recent RED newsletter and believe our plan will provide an important framework to ensure...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

UC Riverside Mourns the Death of George Floyd

Dear Campus Community, In March and early April, elected leaders held daily press conferences in which they reported the number of ventilators they had secured. In hospitals and labs, physicians, scientists, and device manufacturers looked for new ways to help patients suffering from COVID-19 breathe. Both federal and state entities went to great...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Chancellor's Update -- May 2020

Dear Campus Community, May typically is a month when we begin celebrating our accomplishments over the last year. As we roll toward final exams, we prepare to say goodbye to students who are heading home for the summer while the graduating class prepares to leave. This year, even in the middle of a pandemic, we have reasons to celebrate. For...

By Kim A. Wilcox |