Student Success Resources
Your instructors understand that life sometimes unfolds in unexpected and difficult ways. Stress, family, friends, depression, illness, financial issues, and other bits of life can make coursework a real challenge. If you anticipate that something in your life will make coursework difficult for you, UCR can help.
You can find campus resources below, to help solve issues and build strength and community, so that you can succeed at UCR.
Student Affairs Case Management (SACM) is an excellent first resource whenever any kind of life problem hits; they are trained to listen, help develop strategies to resolve problems and connect students with other offices who can help with the issues on hand.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a range of programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience and wellness throughout the campus community. Services include individual counseling, couples counseling and group therapy, as well as psychiatric services. All of our services are free and confidential.
Student Health Services (SHS) includes medical professionals, pharmacy, laboratory and dental services. If you have the campus insurance plan UC SHIP you have access to all of these at little or no additional cost.
Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) is the first stop for all UCR students with temporary or permanent disabilities looking for services. Services are free, voluntary and confidential to all regularly enrolled students with a verified disability. Students needing academic accommodations are required to register with SDRC and provide required documentation.
The Well strives to create a safe, supportive and connected campus environment through the promotion of healthy minds, bodies and communities. The Well provides education, trainings, resources and programming for students in a variety of health and wellness topic areas, through a network of peer educators, mentors and professionals. Peer to peer connections for a variety of topics are available through our student groups Golden Arches, Active Minds and R’Pantry.
The Office of the Ombuds provides a safe and comfortable environment to discuss complaints, concerns or problems on a confidential basis. The Ombuds acts as an independent and impartial resource. They do not conduct formal investigations, nor do they maintain or keep records. However, they can help individuals understand their options, and provide information about relevant campus resources and processes.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides academic support and mentoring to all UCR undergraduate students through writing consultations and workshops. They provide writing assistance in any academic discipline during any stage of the writing process.
To schedule an appointment for writing support, please call the ARC at:
For more information or to schedule a one-on-one appointment system:
Student Computing Services
Digital devices (like laptops and cell phones) are becoming increasingly important to college success. You may need digital devices to access readings, complete and submit assignments and quizzes, verify your attendance and take in-class polls. UCR provides many technology related resources, including free on-campus wireless internet, free software for download and cloud-based use, student computer labs, clickers and laptops that students can borrow from the HUB welcome desk.
UCR Healthy Campus (HC) invests in improving the health and quality of life for our UCR campus community. Participation in the HC has several advantages, which includes options for participation in various subcommittees (such as healthy eating/nutrition, mental health, physical activity and marketing and communications), internships, and research opportunities. For more information on your options to participate as well as health and well-being resources, visit the UCR Healthy Campus Initiative website.
The Dean of Students oversees many programs and services designed to promote leadership, build a diverse and inclusive community and provide support. If you are having trouble navigating a life or campus issue, or are curious about how to get the most out of your Highlander experience, feel free to get in touch with the Dean of Students Office.
Basic Needs at UCR if you need help accessing food or getting connected to other resources the basic needs team can provide education and support. Our emergency food pantry, R’Pantry, is open weekly to students in need; our team of CalFresh Ambassadors can help answer questions about receiving financial assistance to buy food through the government program known as CalFresh. The team can also connect anyone looking for on- and off-campus resources with the right people.
CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) is an intervention and prevention support program committed to ending sexual violence at UC Riverside. We provide direct advocacy, resources and prevention educational programming related to issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking to students, staff, faculty and UCR affiliates.
Ethnic & Gender Program Offices UCR is fully committed to an academic culture that provides opportunities for all UCR students to develop multi-cultural awareness and be prepared to lead and succeed in a diverse world.
Discover more at:
Undocumented Student Programs (USP) works with the mission of supporting our undocumented/ AB540/ DREAMer population succeed academically. Resources available include admission education, legal services, grant and scholarship opportunities, as well as community support.
Office of Foster Youth Support Services/Guardian Scholars Program provides a network of resources to students who are transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood in order to facilitate their successful pursuit of higher education. Resources include access to on-campus year-round housing, mentoring, mental health resources, financial assistance and monthly social and team-building activities.
Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is available to all current and former members of the military, along with military affiliated dependents. Drop by the Veterans Resource Center to learn more about support services and community building programs.
R'Kids is dedicated to supporting parents and soon-to-be-parents in the UCR community. R'Kids provides a child-friendly environment focused on nurturing a support-network for parents and children to strengthen the parent/child bond. A UCR Student Family Resource guide is provided by Early Childhood Services here.
Student Organizations are a great way to connect with peers and develop new skills. With over 450 student organizations such as Native American Student Association, Black Student Union, R’Kids, professional groups, sports and dance troupes, mental health groups, etc. there is something for everyone.
Find them (or learn how to create a new one) at: