- Academic Calendar
MFA Associate Director Agam Patel is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist you with any aspect of the program. A private office is provided to facilitate candid discussions. You can reach Agam Patel at (760) 834-0926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association of Writing Programs (AWP)
More than any other literary organization, AWP has helped North America to develop 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.
Basic Needs helps you stay healthy and fed, and safe and sound, with everyday and emergency food resources, urgent financial need assistance, safe housing, transportation, accessibility, and more.
Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE)
CARE is an intervention and prevention support program committed to ending sexual violence at UC Riverside. They can help you with direct advocacy, resources and prevention educational programming related to issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Connect with them if you need help or want to get involved.
The UCR Career Center offers a range of career-development resources including workshops, networking events, individual counseling sessions, campus liaison partnerships, and job-search tools.
The Coachella Review
The Coachella Review is our literary arts journal featuring work from our students. It is published online in the winter, spring, and fall.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides everything from psychotherapy and psychiatric services, to group therapy and emergency support. Grad school can be stressful! Reach out to CAPS for support.
Ethnic and Gender Programs
UCR's groundbreaking Ethnic & Gender Programs are open to all UCR students. They offer advising, peer support, leadership development, collaborative programming, community outreach, crisis intervention, awareness programs, assessment and enrichment of campus climate, and more. They include:
- African Student Programs (ASP)
- Asian Pacific Student Programs(APSP)
- Chicano Student Programs (CSP)
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center(LGBTRC)
- Middle Eastern Student Center (MESC)
- Native American Student Programs (NASP)
- Undocumented Student Programs (USP)
- Women's Resource Center (WRC)
GradSuccess can help you become a better researcher and teacher, connect you with peer mentors, help you with your academic writing, and more
The UCR Graduate Division can help with graduate admissions, fellowships, grants, employment, academic affairs, degree requirements, and more.
Graduate Student Association
Receive a travel grant, get sponsors for your conference, attend social events, and find advocates with the Graduate Student Association.
You can use UCR library materials if you have a Student ID Card with a 21210 number (required to check out books). A UCR Net ID and a permanent pin number are required to access the databases.
You can access the library’s resources from home once you have linked up to your account. To access the libraries’ resources from home, please use a Web VPN (a web-based log-in form) or a Client VPN (software installed on your computer, establishing a secure connection between your computer and the campus network). Learn how to connect.
You can access the intercampus call service at the main campus UCR Library site. Delivery to our campus occurs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Office of the Ombuds
If you have a UCR-related concern, you can connect with the Office of the Ombuds to explore potential options, resources, and strategies in an informal, confidential setting. Confidential consultations with the Ombuds office do not constitute notice to the University.
If you're in recovery from alcohol, drugs, or other addictions, R'Collegiate Recovery provides fellowship, community, and a safe space for you.
Take fitness classes, participate in team sports, and learn how to cook healthy meals. Work out with state-of-the art equipment or just relax in the lazy river. Climb the indoor rock wall or get outside for excursions featuring hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, skiing and snowboarding, camping, and more. You can also rent outdoor gear and the UCR's Lake House at Big Bear.
The resort locks the conference center doors at 11 p.m. each night. Please visit or call the front desk if you have any concerns or problems.
Student Affairs Case Management
If you are overwhelmed, struggling with a relationship, failing your classes, going through a crisis, feeling anxious, experiencing depression, stressed about housing or food (or concerned about someone who is), Student Affairs case managers can help! They'll connect you with the best resources to clear the path and get you back on track.
Student Business Services
Student Business Services will help you pay your tuition and receive your financial aid.
Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)
The SDRC provides assistance to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with permanent and temporary disabilities. They will individually tailor a plan to meet your disability-related needs. Connect with them to request disability-related accommodations.
Student Health Services and GSHIP
Students at the Palm Desert Center are not covered by Student Health Services nor GSHIP. You should not request a waiver.
Student ID Card
If you would like to obtain a student ID card:
- Email your photo (headshot with white background) Agam Patel at email@example.com.
- The cost is $25.00 and will be billed to your GROWL account.
- The card will be mailed to your home address
UCR has more than 400 student organizations that form communities around recreation, professional interests, public service, activism, hobbies and more.
Title IX, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action
The Office of Title IX, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action enforces UC anti-discrimination policies and promotes a climate free from discrimination and harassment. If you experience sexual violence, discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation, you can report it to Title IX.
If you need to reset your password, please go to: passwordreset.ucr.edu. There you can also change the password for your student ID as well as your email address and password. You will need your permanent PIN and student ID number.
You can also access iLearn via R’Web.
Veterans Resource Center
The Veterans Resource Center offers community, support, and resource connections for student veterans.
The Well offers a wide variety of wellness programs just for grad students! They can help you with the grad-student-specific challenges of isolation, exhaustion, budgetary concerns, and performance stress in a safe and productive environment. Their programs include special food pantry services, stress relief activities, peer support programs, suicide-prevention training and much more.