What to Expect – Students and Parents
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.
See March 1 announcement from Interim Provost and Executive Chancellor Thomas Smith.
A total of 75-80% of 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.
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.