Campus Status


UCR Emergency Notification System AlertDuring an emergency important information regarding campus operations will be indicated below:

Campus Partially Open



UC Riverside continues to monitor state and regional COVID-19 guidance; presently, the campus is open with mask mandates, and social distancing considerations.
For more specific information visit the Campus Return site
  • Instruction: Open and accessible. Fall 2021 return to on-campus instruction.
  • Research:  On-campus research has resumed.
  • EventsEffective immediately, we are lifting restrictions on capacity limits for both indoor and outdoor events. Outdoor events with more than 1,000 attendees are now permitted. Indoor events may now proceed at full capacity.

    Face masks are still required indoors. Outdoors, face coverings for large events are strongly recommended.

    TravelResumed with specific guidance.
  • Housing & Dining: Fall 2021 fully operational 

Last Updated: 10/19/21 Campus Return website. 

Great Shake
On Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 10:21 am UCR and 10.3 million others around the state in the Great California ShakeOut. You are encouraged to "Drop, Cover, and Hold on" for one minute.
Californians must get better prepared before the next big earthquake and practice protecting ourselves when it happens. California is within the Pacific Rim, prone to tectonic shifting, with seismic and volcanic activity. Due to the infamous San Andreas Fault line, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties are susceptible to significant seismic events. Most people in Inland Southern California live less than 10-miles from an active fault.
When an earthquake strikes, know these facts
1. DROP to your hands and knees; 
2. COVER your heads and neck with your hands and arms under a table or desk, if you can;
3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
We recommend you download an early warning app for your smartphone, like MyShake - for up-to-the-minute information.
Visit UCR's Earthquake Preparedness for more information.
For earthquakes or any emergency, it's critical to have an emergency plan and kit with food, water, first-aid, medications, and a flashlight. Visit Rivco Ready for additional details.
Visit International ShakeOut Day for preparation details. Got Feedback? Would you please complete our emergency communications system effectiveness survey? Your comments will be used to improve future tests.


(for the counties of Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino)