Information for Students and Parents


In June, UC Riverside made the decision to limit in-person instruction for the 2020 fall quarter, with all courses available remotely. On-campus housing, instruction, and student services will remain extremely limited until further notice. Students are encouraged are to stay home and remain off campus.

For the small number of students who are living, learning, or working on campus this fall, additional information is available below about the in-person experience.

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  • All classes will continue to be available in remote formats, and any class approved to be offered in-person will accommodate students who cannot attend on-campus with a remote option.
  • Only about 35 labs, field courses, and visual and performing arts courses will be offered in-person this fall. We will also provide a remote option for each of these classes.
  • Undergraduate research also must be conducted remotely in fall. If you are a graduate teaching assistant with questions about your teaching assignment for fall quarter, please contact your department or program. The Graduate Division also will post written guidance on its website for graduate students who plan to teach in the fall.
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Campus Housing

  • Under normal conditions, we would have over 4,200 students living in residence halls. For this fall, we expect approximately 1,000 students to be living in modified residence halls, with one student per room.
  • Enhanced precautions will be in place including mandatory testing for students in residence halls, social distancing, face coverings, and increased disinfecting of facilities.
  • Dedicated quarantine and isolation services will be available.
  • Student move-in will be staggered to limit density.
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  • No indoor dining available at this time. Glasgow Residential Restaurant is open for to-go orders.
  • The Barn now open for outdoor dining and takeout.
  • Contactless cashier and other enhanced health and safety measures in place.
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Student Services

  • All major student resources and services – including Ethnic and Gender Centers, Student Life, Dean of Students, Associated Students, Graduate Students Association, Student Health Services, Student Recreation Center, Student Disability Resource Center, and more – available virtually.
  • Basic needs assistance, including grocery support, economic crisis response, and housing insecurity assistance, available through The Well.
  • Undergraduate Education providing academic support, experiential learning, tutoring, and more.
  • Library curbside delivery and “ask a librarian/ask a student” now available through UCR Library.
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  • Laptops and mobile hotspots available through the Loan2Learn program.
  • Free software and virtual computer lab available to students.
  • Assistance with remote learning and online assignments and exams provided by Undergraduate Education.
  • Expanded digital access available via the UCR Library.
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Health and Wellness

  • All students will need to acknowledge the Keep Highlanders Healthy pledge by Oct. 1.
  • Anyone planning to return to campus must follow all health and safety protocols including daily wellness checks.
  • Student Health Services open for both in-person and telehealth appointments, and CAPS providing TeleMental Health appointments.
  • COVID-19 Wellness Kits available to students from The Well.
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COVID-19 Testing

  • All students living on campus will be tested regularly through UCR’s new testing lab, working with Student Health Services and UCR Health.
  • Test results will be available with 24-48 hours.