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WHAT TO EXPECT

FALL 2021

A Safe Return to Campus

As we look ahead to fall 2021, the safety and well-being of our students remains a top priority. UC Riverside will return to mostly in-person instruction beginning fall quarter, with a few courses to remain remote. The flexibility of both in-person and select remote options is designed to help students easily and efficiently transition back to in-person following a year of remote learning.

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STUDENTS & PARENTS

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KEEP HIGHLANDERS HEALTHY

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Face Coverings

Face coverings mandatory when indoors.

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Wellness Check

Fill out the Daily Wellness Check before coming to campus.

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Testing

Free testing options on and off campus.

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Vaccines

Required for students and employees and widely available.

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COVID-19 NEWS

Students moving in
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 freshmen year when she had to return home due to COVID-19. Now a junior, she’s glad to continue her studies on campus.
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“A+++”: North District opens to students
Abigail Osunde excitedly took in her new room at UC Riverside’s North District Apartments on Friday, wandering around her bedroom and the shared living room space as she moved in her belongings. The 22-year-old junior’s favorite room was the kitchen, where the Riverside transfer student said she expects to do a lot of cooking. “It’s so beautiful,” she exclaimed. “It has a cool, calm vibe,” added her sister and move-in day helper Marvellous Osunde, describing the room. “I like the colors.”
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Why is it taking so long to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for kids?
Many parents are wondering when their young children will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Now that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be safe and highly effective in young children aged 5 to 11 years, some hope has arrived. In the Q&A below, vaccine expert Dr. David Lo of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children. 
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