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‘Little Free Pantry’ now available to student parents at Oban Family Housing

Students with families living at UC Riverside's Oban Family Housing now have access to a small pantry at any time of the day. Small hand sanitizers, canned veggies, coffee, and other nonperishable food items sit inside the Little Free Pantry, a roughly 2-foot-by-1.5-foot wooden miniature shed-shaped case inspired by the...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Unfolding Black history at UCR

UCR has more than 4,400 degreed Black alumni, and is nationally recognized for having one of the smallest achievement gaps in the country.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Mentoring by text message

UCR’s Campus Collective has more than 2,000 mentees in four months.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University, Students

First-year students: Making ‘the best out of this situation’

Resident advisors are creating ways to remain virtually connected while building a sense of community with first-year students in campus housing.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UC Riverside joins campuses to pilot a smartphone app that aims to limit spread of COVID-19

A program to test a smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure notification system will expand to an additional five University of California campus locations, including UC Riverside, as a result of success from an initial deployment earlier this fall at two UC campuses. The program is a joint effort between the UCs and...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Student services – virtual style

UCR welcomes students with an assortment of digital programming and support services.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system

Students in the four-class series also study Cahuilla society and culture.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Summer internships — from home

These UCR students aren’t letting a pandemic stop their personal and professional development.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

A look at graduation celebrations — at home

Photos show how two students commemorated their undergraduate journeys.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

First person: Sandra Ayllón on life as a DACA student

The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA in a 5-to-4 decision on Thursday, June 18.

By UCR News | | Students

First-gen virtual chats now offered twice a week

Students looking for assistance and resources can connect through Zoom chats every Tuesday and Thursday.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

UCR recognized as a First-gen Forward Institution

The University of California, Riverside, has been selected to join a group of universities looking to advance educational opportunities for first-generation college students. On Monday, March 2, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, known as NASPA, announced UCR will join its 2020-21 First-gen Forward cohort, an honor that earned...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Here’s how UC Riverside is preparing for the 2020 census

UCR staffers, students are ramping up efforts to ensure a complete count in the Inland Empire and beyond

Tiny desk, huge accomplishments – and his own bed

The bedroom he shared with his parents and three siblings included a bunk bed, a queen bed, two wardrobes, and a narrow wooden table that served as his desk. That bedroom was where Alejandro Quiñones lived through middle school and high school with his family. Quiñones, 21, now a senior...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students