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Supporting Graduate Students

Challenges Facing Graduate Students

Graduate education is a core priority for the University of California, Riverside and an essential driver of our research, teaching, and public service mission. Past investments in graduate education have collectively been substantial but the challenges facing individual students have been mounting for many years. UCR faculty, staff, and administrators are, by and large, graduate degree holders. We understand these challenges and are committed to working with our students to address them.

On these pages, you will find information about graduate student wages, housing, job prospects, and mental health. 

If you are looking for information on graduate recruitment, admissions, academic affairs, fellowships, grants, employment, and mentoring please visit the UCR Graduate Division website.

Graduate Student News

Children painting the Free Little Pantry on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Oban Family Housing. (UCR/Stan Lim)
‘Little Free Pantry’ now available to student parents at Oban Family Housing
Students with families living at UC Riverside's Oban Family Housing now have access to a small pantry at any time of the day.  Small hand sanitizers, canned veggies, coffee, and other nonperishable food items sit inside the Little Free Pantry, a roughly 2-foot-by-1.5-foot wooden miniature shed-shaped case inspired by the Little Free Library stands that hold free books for the community. At Oban Family Housing the Little Free Pantry hangs on a wall inside the laundry room, which grants residents access 24/7. 
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Black students in a residence hall in the mid-late 1990s. (UCR/Courtesy of Bert Wright)
Unfolding Black history at UCR
UCR has more than 4,400 degreed Black alumni, and is nationally recognized for having one of the smallest achievement gaps in the country.
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Student services – virtual style
UCR welcomes students with an assortment of digital programming and support services.
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