COVID testing for UCR students

November 30, 2021
Brian Haynes
Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs
November 30, 2021

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 wearing a mask indoors, completing the Daily Wellness Check, and participating in COVID-19 testing (if selected). 

Students will be instructed when and how to participate in COVID-19 testing by Student Health Services. Testing will be conducted at Pentland Hills (Bear Cave meeting room) Monday-Friday. 

If you are completing your required COVID-19 test at a testing site other than the Pentland Hills Bear Cave testing site, you will need to upload your proof of test.  Please visit your student portal and complete the following steps:
1.    Upload the proof of test to the “Third-party COVID-19 test” section located in the Download/Upload forms section of your student portal.
2.    Send a message via your student portal to "COVID-19 Mandate Staff" alerting them of the upload.

UC Riverside requires routine COVID-19 testing for select groups of students on campus – including everyone who is unvaccinated (with approved exemptions), symptomatic, or with a confirmed exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Please visit, for specific details. Your participation is required. Failure to follow those instructions may result in progressive discipline, up to and including interim suspension, suspension, or dismissal. 

If you have any questions or would like updates on our COVID-19 protocols, visit