Return to Campus
Before returning to campus, please be aware there will be some changes coming, such as:
- Follow Face Coverings guidance from CDC
COVID-19 Wellness Kits and Masks/Face Coverings:
- Developed by our Health Educators, and with generous contributions from campus partners, these COVID-19 Wellness Kits provide students with the items for well-being usually distributed out of our physical office. The kits contain face coverings, hand sanitizer, condoms, period products, stress ball, sleep kit, and more - all to help support your well-being during these stressful and uncertain times.
For more information, visit The Well.
Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs want to support your success as you continue learning remotely. Learn More: https://keeplearning.ucr.edu/
Student Health Center
Learn More about changes or impacts to services: https://studenthealth.ucr.edu/
Is UCR cancelling classes?
All instruction (including but not limited to labs, studios, and directed studies) will be delivered remotely.
Select on campus housing and residential dining services remain open and residents can elect to remain on campus if needed.
To facilitate remote instruction and learning, ITS is identifying solutions for those instructors, teaching assistants, and students who are in urgent need of laptops and internet access.
Is UCR closing research operations?
No undergraduate students will be allowed in any on-campus labs or research facilities.
Many research operations are critical campus functions, and those deemed critical will be allowed to continue their work on campus, following important social distancing and hygiene measures. Deans and department chairs will be working with principal investigators to determine critical research functions that must continue on campus, with guidance from the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development.
Per UC policies, in no event should researchers take materials other than secure laptops, data storage devices, and other similar devices offsite (e.g., to their homes) to maintain research continuity during a curtailment. All essential research must continue within the confines of appropriate laboratory space. Please exercise extreme care when transporting data storage devices or accessing data remotely and contact Information Technology Solutions if you need assistance. If in doubt about these restrictions, please contact the relevant RED office for further assistance.
- Will my tuition or fees change?
What do I do if I need access to a computer to take finals?
For students without home internet service, several companies have announced plans to offer free internet service to students for 60 days. UCR shared this information via email on March 14 (Remote Network Connectivity Recommendations).
For students with technology, consider helping a friend in need by sharing your device when you don’t need it during finals week.
Remember to check https://keeplearning.ucr.edu for help navigating remote learning environments. This website is being updated regularly.
Is there any guidance for Student Employees, TAs, and Research Assistants?
Please visit: Human Resources COVID-19 Resource Website for the most accurate information for staff.
At this time the University of California has granted use of up to 16 days of paid administrative leave for all employees. Those individuals that do not continue to work either on campus as essential personnel, or remotely, may use this benefit to cover their time away from campus. This paid administrative leave is a single allocation of up to 16 work days at the current FTE level, but these days do not need to be consecutive.
It is critical that all employees coordinate with their supervisors to verify work assignments and responsibilities.
Graduate Research Assistants should consult with their supervisor/PI (who will be carefully coordinating with the appropriate Dean) on their work assignments and also their eligibility for paid administrative leave. For all Staff, TAs and Graduate Research Assistants, the same policy considerations will apply, including the option for up to 16 days of paid administrative leave.
We expect there will be some on-campus research work continuing even during this closure. TAs should consult with their supervisor particularly how they can fulfill their role when courses are not being taught in person. UCR will provide more details for TAs. We understand that some TAs and Graduate Assistants may have more than one supervisor, for separate appointments, and therefore they will need to check with each appropriate supervisor.
For employees who are undergraduate students the same policy considerations apply, including the option of up to 16 work days of paid administrative leave (which do not need to be consecutive). Some undergraduate student employees may have their duties impacted by the campus actions relative to the campus “closure” and the elimination of in person class meetings, and UCR will work to provide additional guidance for these individuals.
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