Announcements

Cybersecurity awareness

Recent geopolitical events have increased the risk of cyberattacks that could impact the US. While there are currently no credible or specific cyber threats against America, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), warns that cyberattacks can take on various forms including: • Misinformation spread online via social media and...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Campus HR Update

Dear Campus Community, Throughout the COVID pandemic and following task forces on staff engagement and campus culture, we have collectively gained a deeper appreciation for the critical role of the Human Resources (HR) function on our campus. To help strengthen HR’s leadership and role, we engaged with the consulting firm, Deloitte, last fall to...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Call for Nominations for International Affairs Recognition Awards

Submit your nominations today to honor UCR's outstanding international community! These awards recognize exceptional students, scholars, faculty, and staff who have had a significant impact on the international community at UCR. Their contributions help enrich the international experience at UCR and enhance UCR's global engagement. Nomination...

By International Affairs |

Campus message on Ukraine

Dear Campus Community, The events of this past week in Europe have left many of us shaken by the images and stories coming out of Ukraine. The unexpected war has made us feel vulnerable and helpless; we shake our heads in horror and wonder, “how can this be happening?” We feel compelled to look for ways to bring comfort to those UCR international...

By Marko Princevac |

New form makes it easier for employees to give to the UCR Foundation

We are happy to announce UCR’s payroll deduction form for giving to the UCR Foundation is now completely digital. The new online form includes the following enhancements to make it more accessible and easier to use: • The paper/pdf form has been converted to an interactive online form so submissions can be more easily processed. • As with all...

By Marianne Paek |

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The information provided below is being shared to bring awareness to the availability of the Federal student loan forgiveness program for all UC employees making payments towards paying off the loan. Please review the information below, visit the links to the program website, and contact FedLoan Servicing at (855) 265.4038 if you have any questions...

By Human Resources |

UC Research Data Policy – Proposed Policy for Systemwide Review

The University of California Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on University of California Research Data. This is the second systemwide review for this Policy. The first review of the Presidential Policy on the University of California Research Data and Tangible Research Materials was initiated on December...

By Ian Harazduk |

Reminder to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination booster

Dear Campus Community, We write today to remind you to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination including booster dose to your MyChart account by February 25, 2022. As previously communicated, all students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated, which includes receiving booster doses as stipulated in the UC vaccine mandate, or to have...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |

Updated UCR COVID-19 testing protocols for fully vaccinated students

Dear Students, COVID-19 testing is critical for reducing virus transmission on-campus and maintaining our ability to operate in-person. Employees and students who are not fully vaccinated and are working and learning on-campus are already required to test regularly and report the results through the Daily Wellness Check as a condition of accessing...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Brian Haynes |

Updated UCR COVID-19 testing protocols for fully vaccinated employees

Dear Faculty and Staff, COVID-19 testing is critical for reducing virus transmission on-campus and maintaining our ability to operate in-person. Employees and students who are not fully vaccinated and are working and learning on-campus are already required to test regularly and report the results through the Daily Wellness Check as a condition of...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |

Reminder about compassionate clause 

Dear Colleagues: As we prepare to return to in-person instruction, we would like to affirm that the compassionate clause that was in place during the fall quarter for remains in effect. As a reminder the Academic Senate endorsed an instructional plan for winter quarter that allows for exceptions to normal course delivery modes through an approval...

By Elizabeth Watkins and Gerry Bomotti |

New interim police chief appointed

Lt. Anthony Frisbee from the UC Irvine Police Department has been offered and accepted the role of Interim Chief of the UC Riverside Police Department. He has 30 years of public service, with 17 years at UC Irvine. Lt. Frisbee is a University of California alumni with a Master’s degree in Criminology, Law, and Society. He will begin working with...

By Denise Woods |

UCR's New AVC/Chief Information Officer

Dear campus community, I am excited to announce the appointment of Matthew Gunkel to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Information Officer (AVC/CIO). His first day will be March 10, 2022. Matt joins us from the University of Missouri, where he has served as Chief Online Learning and Technology Officer since 2019. There, he led the...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

Update to accessing COVID testing results

Dear Campus Community, As you are aware, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Riverside has established on-campus COVID-19 testing in order to further protect the health and safety of the campus community. UCR’s testing program has operated through Color, in partnership with the California Department of Public Health. Individuals testing on...

By Ken Baerenklau |

UCR to resume in-person instruction

Dear Highlander Community, UC Riverside will resume in-person instruction on Monday, January 31. A small number of courses that were previously approved for remote instruction due to exceptional circumstances will remain remote, but all other courses will return to their Academic Senate-approved delivery modes. This decision was made following...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

In-person instruction resumes Jan. 31

Dear Highlander Community, UC Riverside will resume in-person instruction on Monday, January 31. A small number of courses that were previously approved for remote instruction due to exceptional circumstances will remain remote, but all other courses will return to their Senate-approved delivery modes. If you are scheduled to teach a winter quarter...

By Elizabeth Watkins |

UCR’s New Financial System Replacement Program - Impact23

Dear Campus Community, The Financial System Steering Committee is pleased to officially announce UC Riverside’s (UCR) Impact23 Program.  Impact23 is the financial system replacement effort that will deploy a minimally customized, configuration-driven financial system that enables future upgradeability, while delivering impactful benefits to campus...

By Impact23 Program Steering Committee |

Students: Updated COVID-19 vaccine exemption process

Dear Highlanders, Please note that Student Health Services will be processing both religious and medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines through the student patient portal. The process aligns with our fellow campuses and creates a better opportunity for reporting and tracking. The following instructions outline the exemption process: • Visit https...

By Brian Haynes |

Submitting proof of COVID-19 booster to student portal

We write today to stress the importance of the previously communicated requirement that all eligible students must obtain a COVID-19 vaccination booster by January 31, 2022. Information on who is eligible for a booster can be found here. Per the UC Office of the President policy, all students must be vaccinated for COVID-19 for the 2021-2022...

By Brian Haynes and Denise Woods |

Short-term parking available near campus COVID testing site

A short-term parking permit is available for individuals getting tested for COVID-19 at the campus test site at Pentland Hills. Transportation and Parking Services created the short-term permit in November to streamline parking for students and employees visiting the testing center. • COVID Testing Permit available at the University Kiosk on West...

By UCR Transportation and Parking Services |