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 increases on-campus operations, these principles will continue to guide the campus.
UCR is committed to delivering in-person instruction, research opportunities, and student support services wherever possible. As a nationally-ranked residential public research university, an on-campus presence is essential to successfully advance our mission of instruction, research, and public service.
Most classes will be delivered in-person. Campus gathering and student support venues, including libraries, Student Recreation Center, Highlander Union Building, bookstore, dining spaces, and residence halls, are open.
All members of the campus community – including students, staff, and faculty – must adhere to public health and safety guidelines.
Campus guidelines will continue to evolve as guidance from local, state, and national health authorities are updated. Please continue to visit the COVID-19 site for updated information with specifics about operations on campus.
I am a new UCR employee where do I go to submit my COVID19 vaccine records to meet with campus policy?
There are two ways you can provide proof of vaccination:
UCR In-Person Verification
No appointment is necessary. You can walk-in and show proof of vaccination.
• Monday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
• Friday: 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Student Success Center
• Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
UCR Zoom Verification
Schedule a time by either e-mailing email@example.com or calling 844-827-6827 and selecting option no. 1. A Zoom link will be sent to you for your appointment time.
Please note that you will need to provide your photo ID or UCR ID and your COVID-19 vaccination card* for in person verification. We will not make a copy of the employee’s vaccine card.
*Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
• COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO), which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date doses administered
• A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document
• A photo of a vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device
• Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider
• Digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader name, date of birth, vaccination dates, and vaccine type.
How do I a request an exemption or deferral to the vaccine mandate? Click here for information and exemption and deferral forms.
Can I get a COVID test on campus?
Yes. Location, hours of operations and instructions are available on our testing page.
Where can employees obtain additional free face coverings/masks?
Employees can request free face coverings from Environmental Health & Safety.
Can I host an event on campus?
Yes. Events and gatherings guidance can be found here.
Are resources available for instructors to assist with remote instruction?
Yes. The Teaching@UCR site provides resources on revising your course for remote instruction, including key details on technologies and teaching strategies.