Demolition of Highlander Hall, adjacent to the HR Building, located on the south side of University Avenue at the 60 Freeway, began the week of Sept. 12.

Highlander Hall demolition diagram. UCR

Highlander Hall demolition diagram.

The contractor will begin installing temporary fencing surrounding the site, which will close off public access to Parking Lot 50 for the duration of the work. The project goal is to demolish these two buildings to allow for the eventual construction of a future project on the site.

Abatement/demolition activities will begin on Sept. 20. Site utility demolition and earthwork will begin around the first week of November and end by early December. Throughout construction, measures will be taken to protect pedestrians from construction activity. For short durations, closures and detours will be necessary for pedestrian safety. Throughout the project, there will be trucks entering and exiting from the site onto University Avenue. The contractor will have flagmen to control pedestrian traffic across the eastern University Avenue driveway.

For safety and security reasons, the fenced construction laydown area, located in Parking Lot 50 will be closed to the public at all times. Construction will generally occur on weekdays, however, some work will occur in the evening or on weekends, as it becomes necessary.

Individuals with permits for Parking Lot 50 who need information on alternative parking options should contact Marylynn Newbrander at

Governmental & Community Relations Office Now Point of Contact for Campus Voter Registration

UC Riverside’s Governmental & Community Relations office is now the point of contact for campus voter registration efforts and polling site coordination (UCR Alumni & Visitors Center).

This effort was previously coordinated by the office of Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jim Sandoval.

To inform students, and the campus community, how to register to vote in the upcoming November 8, 2016 elections, visit the updated site:

People can also follow via Twitter at @UCRAdvocacy.

Basketball Clinic For Kids and Families

UCR’s men’s basketball team will be hosting a free youth clinic from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, September 17 at Andulka Park, 5201 Chicago Ave. in Riverside.

Youth will interact with the players, will learn the fundamentals of the sports, and much more.

For questions, contact Nico Romero at or (951) 310-2827.

New Student Convocation on Sept. 20

All incoming students are encouraged to attend the ceremonial induction into the UCR family designed to promote the shared values of the university – integrity, accountability, excellence and respect.

The ceremony, scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Pierce Lawn, will begin with a formal procession of faculty and administrators in full academic regalia. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Paul D’Anieri, and the Associated Students President will present remarks.

Students who live on campus should plan to walk to the Convocation. Students who are coming from off campus may park in Lot 30.

Questions about the New Student Convocation should be addressed to the Office of Event Management & Protocol at (951) 827-3144 or by e-mail to

Check out a photo gallery of the bookstore.

Staff and Faculty Invited To October’s Organizational Excellence Event

The campus-wide Organizational Excellence event, set from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, October 12, is meant to focus on the roles of collaboration and professional development.

The invitation was made in a campus-wide email sent by Vice Chancellor of Planning and Budget Maria Anguiano. “Our October event will highlight the importance of collaboration and community in driving excellence, challenging our borders on what is possible and considering what we can accomplish when we move towards excellence together,” she said in the statement.

People who want to attend must RSVP by September 23 at:

Top of Page