North District housing complex walls go up

Three large cranes, more than 10 stories high, tower over UC Riverside’s North District Phase 2 project, lifting wall panels and setting them into place. Construction crews at the project site have been repeating those steps over the last few weeks as the student housing project moves forward with the next phase of construction. West of the first...

By Imran Ghori |

What UCR is doing to reduce waste

As UC Riverside marks Earth Month with a number of activities, the campus is taking more steps to meet its zero-waste goal. Facilities Services now diverts over half of the material previously sent to landfills to recycling and composting streams. A recent change in waste haulers has allowed the campus to recycle and compost even more material...

By Imran Ghori |

UC President Michael Drake visits UC Riverside

UC President Michael V. Drake M.D. spent two days at UC Riverside this week meeting with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, researchers, and leadership to discuss issues ranging from expanding opportunity and affordability to addressing the health needs of Californians. Drake toured several campus facilities, including the new...

By Imran Ghori |

Students return to campus housing

UC Riverside welcomed about 7,000 students into campus housing this weekend, returning to full capacity for the first time since the pandemic began. Joined by family members, students wheeled blue carts stacked with belongings into their rooms, eager to return to campus life. Ada Unol, a 20-year-old biology major, was only on campus for part of her...

By Imran Ghori |

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 |

Highlanders move into campus housing under new safety rules

It was a different kind of moving day experience for UC Riverside students beginning the fall quarter. Instead of crowds of students and their families packed into parking lots amid a buzz of activity, a small number of students and their families unloaded their belongings in staggered 30-minute intervals over four days from Sept. 25-28. Their...

By Imran Ghori |

Reduced numbers, regular testing planned for fall student housing

UC Riverside will have fewer students living on campus and will test them regularly for the coronavirus as part of its fall quarter housing plan. About 900 students are expected to move into the residence halls this weekend, compared to 4,200 in a typical year, said Robert Brumbaugh, senior director of Housing Services. Symptom monitoring and...

By Imran Ghori |

UCR staff: Offering students shelter

Hundreds of students have moved out, but many more are expected to still live on campus and dozens of staff members remain on the clock.

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez |