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Major housing and dining complex opens to students

After nearly two years of construction, UC Riverside has opened a major new student housing and dining complex at the north end of campus. The Dundee Residence Hall is the first new student housing project completed in six years. Together with the nearby North District housing project under construction, the project will help UCR meet its...

By Imran Ghori |

A busy summer for campus construction

Summer has been busy at UC Riverside as new buildings continue to take shape. Several major projects are nearing completion or have reached significant milestones. They include: • The Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Hall, which is expected to open this fall. The project consists of three buildings: a 51,000-square-foot, two-story dining...

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New campus signs and posters help navigate COVID-19 safety rules

A new signage program at UC Riverside will provide an easier way to navigate health and safety rules on campus due to COVID-19. The visual cues and wording reinforce public health information with messages such as “Face Covering Required” and “Keep Yourself Healthy.” Posting of more than 5,000 signs on campus buildings began in late July...

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Two of UCR’s oldest elevators modernized

Elevators in two of UC Riverside’s oldest buildings will deliver a smoother ride as part of a recently completed modernization project. The upgrades were made to the elevators in Watkins Hall and the Athletics & Dance building. Work began in February and was completed in June, when the campus received state permits to reopen them to the public...

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Campus construction continues to make progress

A new student housing complex is one of several UC Riverside projects making progress while much of the campus remains empty. Despite the campus closure on March 13, construction has continued at a regular pace as it was deemed an essential service under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. Contractors and subcontractors have put in place...

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A brighter sound for the carillon

The carillon at the UC Riverside Bell Tower is ringing a little clearer and brighter following a recent maintenance project. The long-needed work consisted of cleaning, repairing, or replacing the many components that make up the carillon. It also got some improved technology with the installation of an electric control system that allows for...

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How UCR is responding to coronavirus

As the situation surrounding the novel coronavirus continues to change rapidly, UC Riverside is taking proactive measures to limit the risk of COVID-19 to the campus community. Here are some of the latest developments: Campus is closed The campus is closed until April 3 . There are no known cases of COVID-19 on the UC Riverside campus or in the...

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March construction update

An opening date has been set for the Barn. The renovated and expanded dining complex will hold a grand opening celebration April 29 and formally open to the general public May 2, Dining Services announced last week. It will be preceded by a soft opening in mid-April. Construction is mostly complete on the project, although the contractor is...

By Imran Ghori |

Clearing the bell’s toll

For more than five decades, the carillon at the top of the UCR Bell Tower has rung clearly to successive generations of students. The bells still chime strongly, but the years have added some wear and tear, according to a report by a bell expert who examined the carillon last year. A new maintenance project in March will help restore its luster....

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Arts Walk installation opens

UC Riverside’s new outdoor art installation is now open to the public. The campus celebrated the project completion Feb. 11 with a dedication ceremony in the middle of the bright yellow signs, concrete furniture, and garden landscape that make up the 5,000-square-foot circular sculpture outside the Arts building. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox said the...

By Imran Ghori |

MRB lauded as an outstanding Riverside building

UC Riverside’s Multidisciplinary Research Building received the top honor in the city of Riverside’s annual beautification awards recognizing outstanding buildings. The research facility, also referred to as MRB, was presented with the Award of Distinction at Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey’s State of the City address on Jan. 30. Campus Architect...

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February construction update

Construction continues in full swing at UC Riverside in 2020 with new projects starting and others nearing completion. Work began last week on a new parking structure at Lot 13, near Big Springs Road, resulting in the closure of part of the eastern portion of the lot. Some existing permit holders have been diverted to other lots during the year...

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New housing project offers chance to honor indigenous history

Since 1959, UC Riverside has named many of its building after geographical locations in Scotland. But the university will look to the Inland region’s Native American roots for inspiration when it comes to naming student housing buildings and other facilities that are part of the North District project. The project, located on a 50-acre site on the...

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UCR promoting healthier drinking choices

UC Riverside is joining a UC-systemwide initiative to promote drinking water instead of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on campus.

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Search for new UCR provost progressing

The search for UC Riverside’s next provost and executive vice chancellor is nearing a crucial point with candidates expected to visit the campus in late February and early March. The search advisory committee provided an update on the process at an open forum Tuesday, Jan. 7, in HUB 260. The meeting drew a packed room of faculty and staff members...

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New parking structure to begin construction in winter quarter

Parking relief is coming soon to UC Riverside, but the campus will experience some growing pains first. Construction will begin in late January or early February on a $30 million, 1,079-space parking structure that will provide four levels of parking for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The project will include an additional parking area...

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Campus construction in November

UC Riverside will begin work this month on a major student instructional facility in the heart of the campus. The Student Success Center will help address a shortfall in classroom space with seating for 1,100. It will include medium to large-sized lecture halls, multi-purpose rooms, study space, and a student lounge. Located on the lawn area south...

By Imran Ghori |

Website allows commuters to plan ahead for campus parking

UCR commuters have a new resource to help navigate the campus as it sees increased construction and traffic activity. Transportation Services this fall launched a “My Commute” feature on its website that allows travelers to check for traffic conditions, road closures, parking, and construction activity. A tool expected to be particularly helpful to...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR gets ready for the Great California ShakeOut

UC Riverside will join more than 10 million Californians in testing earthquake preparedness as part of the annual Great California ShakeOut on Oct. 17. Students, staff, and faculty members will be asked to “drop, cover, and hold on” for 1 minute during the earthquake drill that will start at 10:17 a.m. The campus will test its emergency...

By Imran Ghori |

Campus construction in October

UC Riverside will mark the start of a major new project this month with an Oct. 4 groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the North District. The first phase mixed-use community will provide 1,500 apartment-style beds for students. Future phases will include new dining facilities, mixed-use residential and athletic facilities, and additional...

By Imran Ghori |