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UC Riverside Pre-Arrival Instructions

Contact Information
UCEAP Reciprocity and Visa & Immigration Information
International Student Resource Center
Campus Surge Building, Suite 321 (3rd floor)
University of California, Riverside CA 92521
Phone: (951) 827-4113
Contact: Kelly Hinosawa
New Student Resources
Housing is not guaranteed. Be aware that the standard rental contract for housing accommodations is nine months (or until the end of the academic year for students arriving in January). Students leaving their housing before the end of the agreement may be subject to a cancellation fee.

University Housing (UC Housing)

Graduate/Undergraduate students

On-Campus Apartments/Residence Halls 

UC Riverside Housing, Dining and Residential Services
Phone: (951) 827-6350
You must have a UCR Student Identification Number (SID), NetID, and PermPin/Password to apply for housing. Once you are admitted, an SID number will be sent to you by UCEAP. Based on this information, you will access your Net I.D. and Perm PIN.
About UCR ID numbers

On-Campus Apartments

Application Deadline: Apply as soon as you obtain your Net I.D. and Perm PIN.

Residence Halls

Application Deadline: ​Submit your Residence Hall Contract as soon as you obtain your Net I.D. and Perm PIN.
Application Notes:  Indicate you are an international student eligible for early move-in.
Notification of Assignment: Students who receive a UCR Campus Apartments assignment receive a contact by e-mail that will require prompt response. The housing assignment noted in the contract is secure if the contract and security deposit are submitted by the listed deadline. Contact the Housing Administration office by phone at (951) 827-6350 or by e-mail at to check your status.

International Village (UC Affiliated)

University of California, Riverside
Extension Center Housing
Phone: (951) 827-4423
Application (application sent on request)
Application Deadline: Apply as soon as you obtain your Net I.D. and Perm PIN.
Notification of Housing Assignments: Placed students receive a IV Housing packet by e-mail. Contact the IV Housing office by phone or e-mail to check your status.

Community Housing (Non-UC Housing)

Housing Services Office (Community Living Listings Services)
This office offers a housing service for UC students. Students can access room/apartment listings via the Internet free of charge. UCR ID and PIN are required to access the listings.

Students should be aware that local community housing listings are not UC-sponsored or endorsed and that it is not advisable to rent prior to arrival when you can visit the rental in person.


Arrival Information & Orientation



When should I arrive? No later than September 13, 2017; no earlier than August 26, 2017

You may arrive no more than 30 days prior to the start date printed on your visa certificate of eligibility (DS-2019). Students who do not have pre-arranged housing are advised to arrive as early as possible.
Start Date on Certificate of Eligibility (DS-2019):  September 28, 2017 

International Student Resource Center Events

Orientation (Mandatory)
Date: September 20, 2017
Time:  9:30 a.m., check-in 8:30 a.m.
Location: HUB, 302 Highlander Union Building
Fee: $40
Check-In (Mandatory)
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location:  SURGE, 308
Instructions: See the list of items you must take to check-in for review.
Reciprocity Student Meeting
Date: September 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: SURGE, 308
Lunch will be provided.
Housing Move-In Dates
Campus Housing:  September 13, 2017
International Residence Center/International Village Move-in Date: By arrangement

Temporary Accommodation Information

Suggested housing (International Student Resource Center webpages)

Ground Transport to Campus

How to get to UCR (International Student Resource Center webpages)
UCR Campus Map
Course Enrollment

Department Links
Schedule of Classes
Course Catalog
Enrollment Instructions
R'Web Look up grades, billing, confirm courses, change PERM PIN)
Prerequisite Clearance Request Form

Enrollment Period: Begins August 21- 25, 2017; Check R'Web for your appointment time.
The UC application ID number can be obtained from your home university international office.

Learn more about UCR ID numbers.
Business Administration: Students must meet with Assistant Dean Kazi Mamun prior to registration for classes. Business courses are open to business majors only.

College of Engineering: Academic Advisor is Tara Brown.
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences: Academic advisor is Denise Correll.
The registration system might require proof of completion of a prerequisite for registration in certain courses. Students who have completed coursework at their home university equivalent to the prerequisite course(s) required should contact their major advisor by e-mail for authorization to enroll in the course.
Graduate students: Graduate students usually register after consultation with the departmental graduate advisor. Check with your host department for registration advising.
Financial Information

R'Web: View your student account. Financial information is available online. You are responsible for checking your student account regularly and paying any fees that apply.

Paying Fees 

Student Technology Course Materials Fee (CMF): $4 per unit for undergraduates and $2 per unit for graduates will be billed to your student account. The fee is non-refundable after the third week of instruction.  

International Student ​Orientation Fee: $20 (subject to change) will be billed to your student account; orientation includes refreshments. 

UCR ID card: $25 will be billed to your student account.

Health Insurance Fees: Fees will be billed to your account each quarter. See Health Insurance & Services information below.

Academic Resources

For academic support resources contact the Academic Resource Center.

Academic Integrity


Health Insurance & Services

​2017-18 costs and information are listed below.

Requirement: Students are automatically enrolled in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan, unless they complete a waiver form that provides proof of equivalent coverage, and it is approved.

Cost: $585.92 per quarter (undergraduates); $1,188.07 per quarter (graduates)
Billing: Each quarter

Payment Deadline: Reciprocity students may pay as soon as they arrive on campus.
Fall: September 15, 2017
Winter: December 15, 2017
Spring: March 15, 2018
Effective Dates:
Fall: September 25, 2017 - January 2, 2018
(Early effective date for international students arriving in the fall is September 11, 2017)
Winter: January 3, 2018 - March 27, 2018
Spring/Summer*: March 28, 2018 - September 23, 2018
*Insurance under USHIP for eligible students enrolled for the Spring quarter will extend through the end of Summer.
Waiver Deadlines:  ($50 fee for waiver after the deadline through start of instruction)
Fall: September 12, 2017
Winter: December 12, 2017 
Spring: March 12, 2018