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A pair of short films were a hit at the April 13 “Filmworks – Original Short Films” held at the University Theatre, drawing attention to a suite of pandemic monologues and songs professor Bella Merlin created along with students, entitled “20:20 Vision.” For the first time this week, the short...

By J.D. Warren | | Students

Fruit fungus for the win at Grad Slam

UC Riverside’s winner, Claire Whitaker, moves onto the UC-level competition in May.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

New freshman application record set for UCR

The University of California, Riverside has posted record freshman applications for fall 2022. A total of 54,365 applications were received by the UCR freshman application deadline of Nov. 30. That represents an increase over the previous record of 52,563 for fall 2021. The record prior to that was 49,252 for...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Endowed gift will broaden the horizon for UCR students

A $2 million gift from the Pollitt family will fund scholarships that support study abroad opportunities.

By Sarah Nightingale | | Students

Commencement 2022 to be in person and on campus

UC Riverside’s class of 2022 will celebrate the milestone of receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in person and on campus. In early June, the campus will finally welcome graduating Highlanders to the commencement stage, where their friends, families, and fans can cheer them on as they cross the...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, University

Students receive Bear Bucks for COVID-19 test results

An incentive program aims to increase testing compliance and improve campus health at UC Riverside.

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

It's back to the classroom on Jan. 31

UC Riverside resumes in-person instruction on Jan. 31. The first four weeks of winter quarter will have been remote, a product of a post-holidays spike in the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. But Provost Elizabeth Watkins said in a Jan. 24 email to campus that...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Student raises funds on Twitter to buy masks for campus

There's the fear of catching COVID-19, and then there's the anxiety that comes with buying the right mask. UCR experts advise the first pick for face coverings should be the N95 mask, the second the KN95 mask, and the third a combination of the surgical mask worn under a cloth...

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health

Booster mandate explained; students vaccines available

Emails to students and employees this week stressed the need to comply with booster mandates. This effectively refreshes the mandate requirements students and employees were asked to comply with this past fall, based on UC requirements. That mandate was met with more than a 95% vaccination rate among UCR’s students...

By UCR News | | University, Students

For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time. Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Students have innovative, cool ways to nap, relax, and study

Nap pods, hydro massage chairs, and study cubbies on campus.

Science communication competition — it’s on!

Graduate and undergraduate students in STEM fields are encouraged to participate in this inaugural multimedia event.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Newsom appoints UCR Highlander to Student Aid Commission

Angel Rodriguez, an alumnus and current grad student, urges students to apply for Cal Grants

UC Riverside launches student-centered Beyond Brilliant

No student should have to choose between buying books or food. Or pass up an internship opportunity because they can’t afford gas. Or drop out of school to ease the financial burden on their family. But these choices are a reality for many students who attend the University of California...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students

Board of trustees lead Beyond Brilliant by example

There’s more to university life than filling out admissions forms, showing up for classes, and studying for tests. Erik Anderson, an Inland Empire business leader and philanthropist, wants all students at the University of California, Riverside to take advantage of the world-class education they are being offered. And he’s pledging...

By Sarah Nightingale | | University, Students

Student workers hired to support faculty in using new technology

UC Riverside hired nearly 100 student workers to provide support to faculty with new technology in 110 classrooms. These student workers, both graduate and undergraduate, will assist professors in the 110 general assignment classrooms. The new technology was installed onsite over the summer as part of the Rooms for Increasing...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UC Riverside surpasses ambitious vaccination goal

Almost 95% of the students who have returned to campus this fall are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. UCR earlier this month passed its campus-wide goal of 90% vaccination, representing a journey that gathered significant momentum in the past few weeks. The path to a fully vaccinated campus started with a...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students, Health

Campus housing has changed - a lot - while you were away

As students show up for move-in day at UC Riverside, they are arriving to a campus that –from a housing perspective – is reinvented from the pre-pandemic campus of two Septembers ago. Two residential communities – Dundee Residence Hall and the North District Apartments – are open for students, significantly...

By J.D. Warren | | Students, University

UCR campus establishes remote learning hubs for fall quarter

Several spaces have been outfitted to serve students with hybrid class schedules.

By Jessica Weber | | Students, University

UCR joins Big Brothers Big Sisters in new virtual mentoring program

Born from the pandemic, College Bigs, will count on nearly 150 UCR students to work with local high school mentees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students