What to Expect - Employees
A Safe Return to Campus
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Riverside has been guided by three principles – personal health, community health, and incremental decision making. As the university prepares to increase on-campus operations this fall, these principles will continue to guide the campus.
See video message from Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox addressing a return to campus this fall.
A total of 75-80% classes will be delivered in-person, with department chairs determining which courses will be in-person and which will be remote. Campus gathering and student support venues, including libraries, Student Recreation Center, Highlander Union Building, bookstore, dining spaces, and residence halls, are expected to be physically open.
Research has ramped up to 50% maximum occupancy in campus labs and will continue to increase leading up to the fall quarter if conditions continue to improve in the community.
All members of the campus community – including students, staff, and faculty – must adhere to public health and safety guidelines upon their return to the UCR campus. The summer will offer a time of transition as more employees prepare for a deliberate, staged, return to campus.