Students sitting on Bourns Building's semi-circle of benches before class

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

Student services – virtual style
UCR welcomes students with an assortment of digital programming and support services.
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Doctoral student William Madrigal Jr., member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, has been teaching three of the four classes since their inception in winter 2018. (UCR/Stan Lim)
UCR offers the first Cahuilla language course in UC system
Students in the four-class series also study Cahuilla society and culture.
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Chicano Student Programs, mid-late 1980s (UCR Archives)
How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students
The population’s growth over the last half century has been driven by students
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