COVID-19 Updates










Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Background, news, and resources about UC Riverside's response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Last Updated: 03/27/20 (5:14 p.m. PDT)


Friday, March 27, 2020:

  • UCR CAMPUS IS CLOSED. Governor issues a stay at home order.
  • CASES. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the UCR campus or city of Riverside.
  • CLASSES. Spring 2020 quarter instruction will conducted 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 domestic and international travel is suspended until further notice. All faculty-led summer education abroad programs have been canceled. 
  • HOW TO HELP.  Highlanders Helping Highlanders giving campaign launched.

Major Updates

March 25, 2020: Message to Students re. Spring Quarter
Update on tuition and fees, faculty and teaching assistants, laboratories, instructional quality, housing, and financial aid.

March 19, 2020: Governor's Stay at Home Order
Governor Gavin Newsom issued an order that is consistent with the measures UCR has recently taken. 
March 18, 2020: Campus Closure Extended to April 30
The Riverside County Public Health Officer has issued a revised public health order, extending the physical closure of the UC Riverside campus for all but the most critical university functions. The closure was originally scheduled to end on April 3, and has now been extended to April 30.
March 17, 2020: Research curtailed
Provost and Vice Chancellor of Research directed that we will strictly curtail on-campus research activities to those that cannot be postponed or restarted; and prepare for a possible complete shutdown of research on campus.
March 16, 2020: Employee paid leave modified
President Napolitano issues Executive Order modifying guidance issued 03/09/20. All employees receive allotment of up to 128 hours of paid administrative leave.
March 15, 2020: Student support 
Student Affairs confirms student housing and meal plans will continue, identifies services that will remain available to support students, urges refrain from personal non-essential travel. R'Pantry offers limited gift cards. 

All Updates 


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