COVID-19 information, guidance, and resources. Information about campus return and fall quarter planning. Additional health guidance available on the CDC's COVID-19 site

Announcements

Interim CHASS dean announcement

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Juliet McMullin will serve as UCR’s Interim Dean of CHASS beginning August 1st, 2020. The Dean of CHASS provides academic and administrative vision and leadership for the college and oversees all aspects of the college’s teaching, research, and public service missions. Dr. McMullin will serve as...

By Thomas Smith |

Scheduling and remote flexibility

As the current surge in cases worsens in California, it is becoming clear that most faculty and staff who have been able to work remotely will likely be asked to continue to do so through the end of 2020. Exceptions to this general approach are staff members whose job functions can only be performed on-site, which includes many of our colleagues...

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

Campus symptom tracking

Dear Colleagues: We are implementing a new procedure to further protect the health and safety of our campus community as we slowly ramp up research and other on-site activities. Employees working in campus owned or leased facilities must wear face coverings at all times, maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others and follow hygiene and...

By Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Deborah Deas |

UC Riverside supports international students

Dear Campus Community, At UC Riverside, we value international students. Representing more than eighty countries, our international students not only study on our campus but also serve as ambassadors for UCR throughout the world. We realize greater breadth of perspectives because they have chosen to make UCR their educational home. Many contribute...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Chancellor's announcement on campus safety

Dear Campus Community, Following the killings earlier this year of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Nina Pop, and many others, we collaborated with the Riverside Division of the Academic Senate to provide relief to students at the end of spring quarter by temporarily modifying academic regulations and by supporting faculty in being...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |