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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

‘Rocky’ in Riverside?
UCR alums and students deliver a one-two punch to help at-risk youth through Raincross Boxing Academy.
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Three of the four co-founders of R'Grad Peer Support Group at UC Riverside. (UCR)
Graduate students create mental health support network
R’Grad Peer Support Group meets weekly and is designed to be a nonclinical outlet.
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She sees dead people
History doctoral student Alyse Yeargan studies photographs of the deceased to understand how and why we grieve
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