Announcements

Flu shot clinics on campus

The HR Benefits Office and Workplace Health and Wellness will be sponsoring Flu Shot Clinics at UC Riverside. This exclusive offer is free for UCR faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees provided in an open-air location, at the center of campus, near the Bell Tower. What FREE Annual Flu Shot Giveaways Raffle prizes When & Where Tuesday, October 18...

By Human Resources |

MPXV information and resources

As students return to campus for the fall 2022 quarter, we contend with a now-familiar challenge: Keeping a virus in check. This fall, the virus is MPXV, commonly referred to as “monkeypox.” With its potential for an outbreak on a densely populated campus, UC Riverside is taking precautionary steps. The Riverside County Department of Public Health...

By Student Health Services |

Gillian Wilson named UC Merced vice chancellor for research

Dear colleagues, It is with mixed feelings that I have to share that Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Gillian Wilson has been appointed UC Merced's new Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. Gillian's last day at UC Riverside will be September 30. Having joined UCR in 2007 as a...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

New COVID-19 booster shots available

Dear Colleagues, The new COVID-19 bivalent booster shots are now available throughout our Riverside community. Visit the link on the vaccines.gov website, where you can search by area code and vaccine supplier (Moderna or Pfizer). Many locations also are accepting walk-ins.

By Sheila Hedayati |

New associate vice chancellor & chief human resources officer

After a nationwide search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Samuel Alexander "Alex" Najera as UC Riverside’s next Associate Vice Chancellor & Chief Human Resources Officer. Najera is not new to UCR. He previously supported the campus in various human resources roles, including Director of Employee and Labor Relations and Interim...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Move-in weekend begins Friday

Housing Services has scheduled move-in weekend for Sept. 16 to 18. As with the past two years, COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place. Students must be up to date on their COVID vaccinations and boosters and must test negative prior to their arrival. Students will be pre-assigned check-in times for their move-in with arrivals...

By Housing Services |

Call for Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Committee Nominations

Dear Colleagues, I write to request your assistance soliciting nominations from faculty, staff and students qualified to serve on the UC Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Implementation Committee (Campus Committee). Respectful repatriation is a fundamental value of the University, mandated by both Federal NAGPRA and...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Facilities Services projects process changes

In order to support the campus’ increasing project needs and improve our campus spaces for faculty, students, and staff, Facilities Services will be making a change to its project process for new faculty projects, interior remodels, and other space adjustments requiring multiple skilled-trades work. Since the summer of 2016, Facilities Services, FS...

By Adam Schnirel |

Campus notice of access and sound impacts from Block Party

UC Riverside’s annual Block Party concert, hosted by the Associated Student Program Board, will be held Saturday, Sept. 24. The campus is advised of of potential amplified sound and access that may affect the inner areas of campus. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and will last until 9 p.m. However, sound checks for the artists will go from 10 a.m. to...

By Associated Student Program Board |

New ITS features enhance 24/7 support

Users needing Information Technology self-help may notice two new features: a chatbot icon on the Information Technology Solutions website and service portal and the option to submit a support ticket as a “guest” rather than logging in with a NetID. Read on to learn more about these features! The ITS chatbot is ready to learn about UCR and help...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Student update on COVID-19 booster requirement

Dear Highlanders, IMPORTANT COVID-19 booster vaccine update: Due to the Aug. 31 Food and Drug Administration announcement for the change in COVID-19 booster vaccine requirements, you may receive a 30-day COVID-19 exemption that expires on Oct. 1, 2022, which will release your registration hold by messaging and requesting the exemption from the...

By Student Affairs |

Policy Spotlight Series: UC Research Data Policy

The University of California Office of the President has issued a new Presidential Policy--the UC Research Data Policy--effective as of July 15, 2022. Ownership of Research Data by the Regents of the University of California is a long-standing precept originally articulated in Section 020 of the Academic Personnel Manual (APM-020), or Regulation 4...

By Ian Harazduk |

Annual emergency notification system update

On September 15, all UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students will be prompted to verify their cell phone number(s) on file with the university for Emergency Notification System communication purposes. UCR's Emergency Notification System (ENS) effectively keeps all students, faculty, and staff aware of and safe from immediate threats to our campus...

By Jason Espinoza (Emergency Management), Anthony Frisbee (UCPD), and Eric Martin (ITS) |

High temperatures and electricity use

Dear UCR Campus Community, This week, we are expecting record heat and energy demand at its highest. Due to these conditions, we are asking the UCR Community to voluntarily reduce their electricity use throughout the day. Please consider turning off lights, unplugging unused appliances and equipment, closing blinds to deflect the sun, setting...

By Facilities Services |

Chancellor's Update -- August 2022

Dear Campus Community, “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” --Author Natalie Babbitt in “Tuck Everlasting” Before that metaphorical Ferris wheel returns us to the ground for the beginning of a new school year, I hope each of...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Opportunity to support fall 2022 move-in

Dear Staff & Faculty, Our university will welcome approximately 7,500 incoming first-year and transfer students come fall quarter 2022. Many of these students will begin their UC Riverside journey by moving into our campus residence halls and apartments. This year’s move-in dates will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 18 from 6 a...

By Brian Haynes |

Compassionate clause to continue fall quarter

Dear Colleagues: As we look forward to the start of the fall quarter, we would like to confirm that the compassionate clause will remain in effect. The compassionate clause, which was in place last academic year, allowed for exceptions to normal course delivery modes through an approval process starting in the home department that is offering the...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |

Call for funding proposals for mental health initiative

As part of the UCR Mental Health Equity Funds, we have created the UCR Collective Impact Team (C.I.T.) and piloting a Innovative Collaborative Mental Health Initiative Proposal for funds in the amount of $10,000 -$25,000 max.  UCR prevention, promotion and health education programming efforts are dedicated to instill healthy behaviors, and to...

By UCR Collective Impact Team |

Campus update on Monkeypox

Dear UC Riverside Community, Recently, The World Health Organization declared Monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. Governor Newsom has declared a state of emergency for California, in efforts to combat this outbreak. We are writing to provide an update on how our campus is responding and preparing for Monkeypox. While...

By Dr. Kenneth Han |

COVID-19 vaccine verification assistance and testing site updates

Dear Campus Community, Beginning August 1, our on-campus COVID-19 testing sites have augmented their services and resources available to all UC Riverside faculty, staff, and students. Employees who have not yet uploaded their COVID-19 vaccination/booster record into the MyChart system and would prefer to show proof of vaccination in person or...

By Sheila Hedayati |