What’s open on campus now

When major campus services expect to reopen

July 13, 2021
Author: University Communications
July 13, 2021

UC Riverside is planning for a return to in-person instruction and operations this fall. Find out below what services are available and what to expect as the campus gradually reopens.


All dining venues are closed for the summer. A gradual reopening of campus food operations is planned for late August, starting with venues in the HUB and others to follow through the fall.

Check the Dining Services website for updates.

Water fountains/hydration stations

Most drinking fountains have been blocked in accordance with state guidelines but are expected to be back functioning by mid-August. Facilities Service is retrofitting some water fountains so that every campus building has gooseneck bottle refill capability on the first floor. Hydration stations available for use can be found on the Hand Sanitizer & Water Refill Stations map.


The HUB will remain closed for the summer and expects to reopen its on-campus operations in September, when the core of the building and student lounges will be accessible. The second floor restroom will remain open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some limited approved events will be allowed through the summer. The HUB will be closed for events from Sept. 4 to Sept. 19 to prepare for the fall. Student organizations will be allowed to make space reservations for the academic year beginning on Aug. 2. Other departments can begin reserving space for the fall quarter starting Aug. 16. Contact hubscheduling@ucr.edu for more information.

Building access

Most campus buildings have remained locked during the summer with access via key for those with approval from supervisors.

Beginning Aug. 16, campus building locations will return to normal pre-pandemic unlocking and locking schedules



The UC Riverside Police Department remains fully staffed for dispatch and patrol operations. The department’s lobby hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Officers continue to conduct high-visibility patrols on and around campus. Community service officers patrol campus housing areas and are available for walking escort on campus.


Campus parking lots are open. Transportation Services is offering a variety of permit options based on individual needs. Those include permits available for purchase on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly schedule, as well as a 10-pack of one-day permits. 


The UCR Bookstore is open for limited summer hours Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online orders can also be placed for textbooks, apparel, and other items.

UCR Library

UCR Library is offering limited in-person services for the summer including appointment use of Special Collections, University Archives, and microforms collection. Lending materials and other remote services are available through curbside delivery. 

The library expects to reopen buildings to the campus community in late summer, shortly before the fall quarter begins. Visit the library’s website for more information on remote services.


Summer housing is not being offered, but campus residential facilities are expected to be open at near normal capacity in the fall quarter. Reservations are being accepted for fall housing. Find out more at the department’s website.

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is open to all students, faculty, and staff members Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Members must complete the COVID-19 Daily Wellness Survey prior to arriving. Fully vaccinated members are not required to wear masks.

Child care

Early Childhood Services is open and accepting child care applications. More information is available here.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments must be made by calling (951) 827-3031 before coming in. Walk-in appointments are not available.

Career Center

The Career Center is offering virtual services including career counseling and workshops. The center, and the rest of Enrollment Services, will open for in-person services Sept. 1. Details of how those services will be delivered are still being coordinated. Online appointments, workshops, and other services will continue to be offered to students.


R’Pantry is continuing to provide nonperishable food, personal hygiene, household, and child care products to students experiencing food insecurity. Services are available by appointment.

Highlander Service Station

The Highlander Service Station is closed until further notice and will reopen at a new location at the southeast corner of the UCR Bookstore. An opening date has not yet been determined. For academic printing or copying needs, please email printingrequest@ucr.edu. For general questions, email servicestation@ucr.edu