COVID-19 Updates










Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Background, news, and resources about UC Riverside's response to COVID-19.

Last Updated: 6/4/20 (8:30 a.m. PDT)



CAMPUS STATUS. Governor's stay-at-home order now in Phase 2. Riverside County Public Health Order updated. Employees will work remotely unless otherwise notified by their organizational leadership. Research Ramp-up plan announced. Campus Return information site launched.
CASES. Currently we have three confirmed COVID-19 cases among students, two employee cases (self-reported), and two on-campus contractors (self-reported).
CLASSES. Spring quarter and summer session instruction will be delivered remotely.
EVENTS AND GATHERINGS. All events and in-person, non-essential gatherings on campus are suspended until further notice.
STUDENT SERVICES. Some student services remain available. Updated information available about instruction, financial aid, and housing and dining.
TRAVEL. All non-essential travel is suspended until further notice. All faculty-led summer education abroad programs have been canceled.
HOW TO HELP. Highlanders Helping Highlanders giving campaign supporting student needs.

Message From The Chancellor 

Major Updates

May 27, 2020: Chancellor's Update -- May 2020
Updates on fall planning, virtual graduation ceremony, and virtual office hours.
May 18, 2020: President Napolitano announces systemwide pay freeze for policy-covered employees
President issues announcement to all UC campuses.
May 18, 2020: Governor's Revised Budget Proposal
Chancellor Wilcox summarizes Governor's proposed 2020-21 budget and how it affects UCR. 

May 11, 2020: Fall Working Groups and Leadership Office Hours
Chancellor Wilcox provides details on the working groups planning for the fall quarter and resumed campus operations. 
May 9, 2020: Updated Riverside County Public Health Order
The action will not result in any immediate changes to UCR's campus operations. 
May 4, 2020: Talent Match Program
A new program designed to pair staff and students with diminished workloads with temporary job assignments. 
April 21, 2020: Commencement 2020 Update
Message from the Chancellor with an update about Commencement 2020. 


All Updates 

Latest News

CAMP 2020 scholars during their virtual presentation on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (UCR)
COVID-19: Some faculty-student teams figured out how to continue their research
In the midst of the pandemic, faculty mentored research projects are being supported through CAMP.
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UCR team develops homegrown solution to online proctoring
Richard Edwards and Nathaniel Wildes of XCITE discuss preparing UCR for remote exams while students continue to shelter in place
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UCR ARTS goes virtual
Experience 360-degree exhibition tours, artist interviews, hands-on activities, and more from the comfort of home
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Policymakers are short shrifting the creative economy
COVID-19 health mandates disproportionally affect arts and culture businesses
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