Announcements

2020-21 winter holiday closure

As in previous years, UC Riverside plans to observe a Winter Holiday Closure during the 2020-2021 holiday season. This year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the closure will be extended to include three additional days, which will allow for a two-week closure. Similar actions are being taken at other University of California campuses. To be...

By Human Resources |

UCR campus safety town hall announcement

All members of the UCR campus community are encouraged to participate in a Nov. 12 (3 p.m.) virtual town hall. You can register here. The purpose is to solicit broad campus input on the task force’s charge and possible recommendations. Task force members will be available to answer questions and collect feedback. For more information about the task...

By Campus Safety Task Force |

Athletics working group

Dear Campus Community, In late August, the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) provided a series of recommendations to bring our budget into balance. As all of you know, we are addressing permanent reductions from state funding and loss of other revenues while also incurring increased expenses for responding to COVID-19. One of the areas identified for...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Post-election resources and assistance

Dear UCR Community, The upcoming national, state, and local elections are just days away. While this has been a contentious election season, we must remember that elections are more than a chance to voice our political preferences. Elections are also opportunities for us to reaffirm a commitment to treating one another with respect and honoring one...

By Thomas Smith (Interim Provost) and Brian Haynes (Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs) |

Proposed 2020-21 expanded curtailment program

Because of expected budget shortfalls related to the COVID-19 crisis, the University of California is considering a new systemwide program to achieve additional operational and salary savings. This program would expand the existing winter curtailment period, which is currently tentatively scheduled from December 28th to December 30th, or add new...

By Human Resources |

Chancellor's Update - October 2020

Dear Campus Community, Earlier this month, I sent a video message about the importance of taking care of ourselves and staying in communication with our friends and colleagues. It’s been more than seven months since we moved into modified operations while learning how important hand washing, face coverings, and physical distancing were to our...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Required work site specific plan centralized process launched

While remote learning, teaching, and working remains the default mode of operation, there are some essential functions approved to continue working on campus at this time. The recently updated state requirements mandates that each department or operation with employees working on campus (or campus owned/lease space) for any length of time...

By Operations & Support Recovery Workgroup |

UCR announces continuation of modified operations through winter quarter

Dear Campus Community, UC Riverside remains in phase 2 of our COVID-19 recovery plan, and we are announcing today that we will continue the same modified operations for winter quarter that have been in place for fall quarter. This means classes will continue to be available in remote formats at least through winter quarter, and any class that is...

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

Voter registration deadline today

Dear Highlanders, As we near election day on November 3rd, I am writing to encourage the UCR campus community to register to vote, plan how and where you will vote, learn about the candidates and issues on next month’s ballot—and, then, vote. Register TODAY The last day to register in California is TODAY, Monday, October 19, 2020. You can register...

By Kim A. Wilcox |

Barn temporary closure

Dear Campus Community, As COVID-19 testing resources and regularity have become more broadly available, the numbers of confirmed cases have increased across the country and would be expected to do so within our UCR community. We became aware this week that a member of the Barn staff has tested positive for COVID-19. Please join us in expressing...

By David Henry |

New Employee Sustainability Program Survey

The Office of Sustainability is excited to announce the creation of a new program tailored for UCR employees. The Employee Sustainability Ambassador Program (ESAP) aims to create an opportunity for employees to receive sustainability updates, discuss sustainability issues and raise questions about sustainability at UC Riverside and the community...

By Office of Sustainability |

Riverside County COVID-19 testing

Dear UCR Community, Riverside County Public Health is strongly encouraging UCR employees who are residents of Riverside County to be tested for COVID-19. While Riverside County has the capacity to test about 4,000 people each day at its testing sites, less than half that number are being tested at this time. Recently Riverside County entered the...

By Kim Wilcox, Deborah Deas, and Rodolfo Torres |

Provost search update

Dear Students, Staff, and Faculty, I write to update you on the continuation of the search for Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. Thank you to all who provided input to the process and submitted nominations. After hundreds of contacts and hours of work on the part of the search committee to discuss and identify the most qualified candidates, we...

By Monica Carson |

UCR to take part in Great California ShakeOut on Oct. 15

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 15, 2020 at 10:15 AM. During the...

By Office of Emergency Management |

2020-2021 Chancellor's Making Excellence Inclusive Diversity Certificate Program

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is excited to announce the return of the UCR Chancellor's Making Excellence Inclusive (MEI) Diversity Certificate Program, which is a free program where participants spend eight months learning about the complexities of diversity challenges. Program participants will research, analyze, and apply their...

By Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion |

ITS phishing report card

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and a reminder that it’s up to each and every Highlander to protect our campus community from cyber criminals. In fact, if there’s one thing learning and working remotely has taught us, it’s that we need to be cyber smart as we rely on technology to continue our studies, research, and University...

By Information Technology Solutions |

Instructional planning for winter quarter

Dear Campus Community, As we begin fall quarter after a long summer of fighting a pandemic, racial injustice, and record wildfires, we also must look ahead—already—and begin planning for winter quarter instruction. Currently, COVID-19 statistics in Riverside County are improving. The county recently moved out of Tier 1 (purple) of the Governor’s...

By Thomas Smith |

UCR Employee 2020-21 Flu Vaccine Requirement

UCR Faculty and Staff, To support the health and well-being of UC students, faculty, and staff and our communities, the University of California – in consultation with UC Health leadership – has issued a systemwide executive order requiring all members of the UC community to receive an influenza immunization before Nov. 1, 2020. More information...

By UCR Employee Health Assistance Committee |

Welcome from the dean of students

Dear UCR Students, I am excited to officially welcome you to Fall Quarter 2020 at the University of California, Riverside (UCR)! My name is Dr. Christine Mata, associate vice chancellor and dean of students at UCR. The beginning of the academic year is always an exciting time, but it is important to acknowledge that this year will be like no other...

By Christine Mata |

Engagement in Political Activity by UC Employees

Dear Colleagues: The November 3, 2020 election will be here before we know it. University of California faculty, staff and students will join millions of Americans across the country and fulfill their civic duty by casting their ballot for various federal, state and local offices, and for or against a wide range of propositions. We encourage all of...

By Elizabeth Romero and David Bergquist |