Announcements

Emergency gas shutdown Dec. 5

Facilities Services plans to shutdown natural gas to all campus buildings Sunday, Dec. 5 for emergency repairs to the natural gas distribution system. There will be no natural gas to the entire campus from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day.

By Facilities Services |

COVID testing for UCR students

Dear Highlanders, Thank you for your continued participation in the safety and wellbeing of our campus return. We are greatly appreciative to all those who have received their COVID-19 vaccine or have submitted a medical or religious exemption. As we continue to move forward, please remember to adhere to all safety and health protocols, including...

By Brian Haynes |

Upcoming UCPath downtime

Dear Colleagues, Next month, in December 2021, UCPath will be upgraded from Oracle software version 17 to version 37. This initiative, entitled the “PUM upgrade” is required to update the Peoplesoft system to the current supported version. During this cutover, UCPath will be unavailable. This system update will not result in any changes to UCPath...

By FOM/UC Path Project Team |

Chancellor’s Update – November 2021

Dear Campus Community: With just a little over a month until we close out 2021, it’s hard to believe all we have navigated since the beginning of the year. Eleven months ago, we were in the midst of a difficult wave of COVID-19 infections and the process for vaccine distribution was just beginning, but we were hopeful that we could expand our in...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Help the UC Advocacy Network (UCAN) Help UCR

Dear Highlander Community, The new year is around the corner, and with it comes a fresh opportunity to push for the priorities that can help our UC and UCR community thrive. That includes more federal financial aid for college students, state investments to help California and our region rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, and urgent action on...

By Elizabeth Romero |

Export Control Office offers new training

In collaboration with Systemwide Export Controls and UC Risk & Safety Training, UCR’s Export Control Office is delighted to announce the launch of a new on-line training module on the topic of Restricted Party Screening (RPS). The objectives of the new on-line training module are to: • Define RPS and understand its importance • Identify...

By Research and Economic Development |

New guidance on COVID-19 vaccine boosters and third doses

Many members of the UC Riverside community may be eligible for a booster vaccine under new guidance from the CDC, which recommends boosters for people who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than six months ago or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) more than 2 months ago. Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine approved for booster The guidance regarding the...

By COVID-19 Management Team |

Chancellor’s Update – October 2021

Dear Campus Community, This morning, I am sending you an exciting update while attending a ceremony in Washington, D.C. where UC Riverside has just received the Seal of Excelencia. This certification recognizes our institutional commitment as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) to serve Latinx students and support their success. Today’s...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

COVID-related restrictions rescinded on human subjects research

Dear campus community, The university is almost back to full research operations. Some restrictions, however, have still applied to non-clinical human subjects research. Medical facilities and clinics seeing patients in Southern California are currently operating under much more flexible conditions than those on our campus, which is the case also...

By Rodolfo H. Torres |

Draft Presidential Policy – Abusive Conduct/Bullying in the Workplace

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Abusive Conduct/Bullying in the Workplace. The proposed policy covers abusive conduct/bullying and retaliation by and against members of the University community in the workplace. The proposed policy includes the following key provisions: The...

By Human Resources |

Passing of Robert Anderson

Dear Colleagues, We are saddened by the recent death of Robert Anderson, a Continuing Lecturer in the University Writing Program. Over the course of his career at UCR, he taught over two thousand undergraduates in small classes devoted to mastering the arts of academic literacy. Robert was known for his dedication to his students, for the...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Student update on winter quarter instruction at UCR

Dear Students, Fall quarter is off to a great start, and our successful return to campus would not have been possible without your help! I am thrilled to report that the student body recently surpassed the 96% vaccination level campus-wide! This is a fantastic achievement that demonstrates your individual commitment to the collective welfare of the...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Integrated Pest Management – Proposed Policy for Systemwide Review

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Integrated Pest Management (“IPM”). The policy is newly proposed to address the following key issues: • The issuance of the Integrated Pest Management (“IPM”) Policy intends to establish the University of California’s requirements for the...

By Ian Harazduk |

Update on winter quarter instruction

Dear Campus Community, Earlier this summer, the Instructional Continuity Workgroup consulted with the Academic Senate about instructional planning for Winter quarter. At the time, the Senate recommended planning for a return to normal in-person instruction and we have since been scheduling Winter quarter classes accordingly. Last week, I again...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

UCR 2021-22 winter holiday closure

As in previous years, UC Riverside plans to observe a Winter Holiday Closure during the 2021-2022 holiday season. The UCR campus is scheduled to close beginning Thursday, December 23, 2021, and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Pursuant to Personnel Policy 2.210: Absence from Work and relevant provisions of our collective bargaining...

By Human Resources |

Great California ShakeOut set for Oct. 21 at 10:21 AM

Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, UCR will be joining individuals and communities throughout California in the twelfth annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of Action is set for Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:21 AM. During the...

By Office of Emergency Management |

Events and gatherings—lifting capacity restrictions

Dear Campus Community, Effective immediately, we are lifting restrictions on capacity limits for both indoor and outdoor events. Outdoor events with more than 1,000 attendees are now permitted. Indoor events may now proceed at full capacity. Face masks are still required indoors. Outdoors, face coverings for large events are strongly recommended...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Flu vaccination requirement for UC students, faculty and staff issued for 2021-2022

UPDATE: Each UC Riverside employee will receive an email from COVID19 Support with a custom link to a Qualtrics survey where they will attest to either receiving or declining to receive the flu vaccine. All employees should complete this survey no later than November 19. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, the potential confluence of infections...

By UC Office of the President |

Cybersecurity Awareness Month features virtual events and a campus-wide phishing simulation

Ghosts, ghouls, and… cybercriminals? October is the month of Halloween, but it is also the month of Cyber Security Awareness. Throughout the month of October you’re invited to participate, along with your peers at other UCs, by attending interesting and informative cyber security events hosted by the University of California and UCR Information...

By Dewight Kramer |

Student success resources

Dear UC Riverside Faculty: The pandemic has drastically impacted the global community, and the students of UC Riverside have not been immune to this turmoil. While some of the challenges brought on by the pandemic were foreseeable — financial hardship, stress and anxiety, widening achievement gaps, loss of learning, and racial inequities have been...

By Jennifer Brown (Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education) and Jason Stajich (Chair, Academic Senate) |