Graduate Student Services

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This is a general list of services offered to students of the Palm Desert Center.

  • Advising

The M.F.A. Associate Director is available from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday thru Friday to assist students with any aspect of the program.

A private office is provided to facilitate candid discussions. Agam Patel can be contacted at (760) 834-0926, or

More than any other literary organization, AWP has helped North America to develop a literature as diverse as the continent’s peoples.Students receive a complimentary issue of The Writers Chronicle quarterly, access to the Online Job List, contest information and many other benefits.

The UCR Career Center provides a variety of services for those entering the academic job market. Under the graduate drop down menu at the Career Center website you will find the “reference files” link. You will need your NetID to login.

The Coachella Review, a literary arts journal from UCR’s Low residency M.F.A program, is published online in the winter, spring, and fall.

Students enroll in classes via R’ Web. You will need your UCR NetID and password. You will add/drop/change and receive grades each quarter via this system.

  • Event Planning

The event manager and event staff are available to assist students with special event planning.

Kelly Hinosawa
Tel: (951) 827-4113
Fax: (951) 827-3778
Location: University Village, Suite 204
Hours of Operation: M–F 8:30a.m.–noon and 1–4:45p.m.

The UCR Library is available to students who have a Student ID ($25.00) with the 21210 number which is required to check out books.A Net ID and permanent pin number are required to access the databases. Students can access the library from home once they have linked to the library.To access libraries’ resources when away from campus, students, faculty and staff use:

WebVPN, a web-based log-in form.

Client VPN, which functions through software installed by the user on their computer, establishing a secure tunnel between the user’s computer and the campus network.

You can access the intercampus call service at the main campus website and delivery to our campus occurs every Monday/Wednesday/Friday.

Browsing Literary Journals Online

Browsing Publishers Weekly Online

Please visit the UCR Library website above for comprehensive information on all library services.

  • Security

The resort locks the conference center doors at 11:00pm each night.  Please visit or call the front desk if you have concerns or problems.

This office will assist you with processing fee payment paperwork, and policies and procedures. This office includes Veterans Affairs and Students with Disabilities. Visit the Special Services website.

  • Student Health

Students at the Palm Desert Center are not covered by Student Health Services (GSHIP) and should not request a waiver.

  • Student ID Cards

Students can purchase a UC Rcard by emailing a photo (head shot with white background) to Agam Patel at  The cost is $25.00 and will be billed to your GROWL account.  The card will be mailed to your home address.

You can look up your UCR NetID and e-mail address by logging into the MyUCR website and accessing the UCR identifiers section of my profile.

If you need to reset your password, please go to: 

Here you can also change the password for your student ID and e-mail address and set your password.