OPEN FOR FALL 2020!
Campus Housing @ UCR: The New Frontier!
Updated: June 24, 2020
While the default instructional mode for Fall Quarter has been announced as “remote only,” UCR Housing and UCR Residential Life are here to provide you the on-campus social experience that you have earned and deserve!
Details about the specific “look” of Fall campus living will be shaped this summer as we identify ways to provide you a special on-campus college experience while adhering to public health guidance.
Please bookmark this page and check back often. We will keep it updated with the latest updates, and what you can expect from your UCR living experience this fall. Rest assured, we WILL be offering the "living on campus" experience.
Spring is behind us. Let's make fall special. We can’t wait to welcome you "home.".
Frequently Asked Questions
- What current safety precautions has Housing taken in response to COVID-19?
- Is campus housing guaranteed for Fall, 2020?
- Will the UCR Campus Apartments be open for Fall, 2020?
- I renewed my current Campus Apartment contract for next year. Is it still going to be honored?
- I lived in the Residence Halls this year and submitted a Campus Apartment application for next year. When will I find out if I have secured an apartment space?
- Will Dundee Residence Hall be open for Fall 2020, as advertised?
- Will Family Housing continue to be open for Summer, 2020, and the 2020-21 academic year?
- What happens now that Fall classes will be offered in a remote and hybrid format?
1. What current safety precautions has Housing taken in response to COVID-19?
Student resident safety and welfare have been our highest priority since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel fortunate to have been highly successful in our efforts to date.
Once campus closed and instruction transitioned to a remote format, we encouraged students to return to their permanent residences to “shelter in place” in a more controllable environment. Housing fees were refunded, based on their departure dates.
For those residents who remained on campus, we instituted a number of changes designed to protect their health and safety, as well as the essential staff providing them services:
- Communal dining areas were closed, and food service transitioned to a take-out only format.
- Residents were relocated into one Residence Hall community, and given single-occupancy rooms, allowing them to live in an environment that is safer, less secluded, and closer to such campus resources as their Resident Services Office and dining venues.
- Facility amenities that naturally promote large gatherings and/or that could not be appropriately sanitized for continual, safe use —such as lounges, pool areas, playgrounds and computer labs — were temporarily closed.
- Public areas are cleaned daily by UCR’s Facilities Services team using CDC-approved cleaners.
- In partnership with the UCR Department of Environmental Health & Safety, we established appropriate housing spaces for residents who may get ill and need to be temporarily quarantined.
In addition, we actively reinforce guidelines and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of California, and the Riverside County Public Health Office including, but not limited to:
- Requiring the wearing of face coverings in public. (Reusable face coverings have been made available at our Resident Services Offices.)
- Maintaining a six-foot “social distance” from others
- Discouraging social gatherings and restricting guests
- Promoting frequent hand sanitizing
- Encouraging frequent cleaning of “high touch” areas
- Encouraging health self-assessments and recommending various physical and mental health resources
Spring Quarter Activity Fees were refunded for students who have remained in campus housing.
2. Is campus housing guaranteed for Fall, 2020?
It is clear that campus housing will need to be offered at a lower density than usual in order to ensure that we have a smart and safe return to campus while still in the shadow of the pandemic. Therefore, we are unable to offer a housing guarantee for the 2020-21 academic year.
However, we ARE still accepting applications and contracts for all styles of campus housing, with the full intent of offering the same meaningful and integral part of the college experience that living on campus has always provided.
Since Fall instruction will be in a remote and hybrid format, if you wish to cancel your contract, we will refund prepaid housing fees without penalty if your contract was submitted prior to the Fall instructional format announcement.
If campus housing must be limited in such a way that we are unable to offer you a housing space, rest assured that all pre-paid housing fees will be refunded in full.
3. Will the UCR Campus Apartments be open for Fall, 2020?
Transfer students, Graduate students and Continuing UCR students are all eligible to submit applications for the UCR Campus Apartments, which include Bannockburn Village, The Plaza, Falkirk, Glen Mor, International Village and Stonehaven. As in any year, the Campus Apartments are assigned from a first-come, first-served waiting list, and we expect these communities to be fully booked for 2020-21.
If you wish to cancel your contract, your pre-paid housing fees will be refunded without penalty if your contract was submitted prior to the Fall instructional format announcement.
Submit an application today at MyHousing.ucr.edu.
4. I renewed my current Campus Apartment contract for next year. Is it still going to be honored?
YES, OF COURSE!
The status of renewed Campus Apartment contracts (or requested relocations) for 2020-21 at Bannockburn Village, The Plaza, Falkirk, Glen Mor, International Village and Stonehaven are not affected by current campus conditions.
That said, if you wish to cancel your contract, your housing fees will be prorated upon your departure without penalty if your cancellation request is submitted within 14 days of the Fall instructional format announcement.
5. I lived in the Residence Halls this year and submitted a Campus Apartment application for next year. When will I find out if I have secured an apartment space?
We continue to email Campus Apartment contract offers to Residence Hall residents daily, based on your application submission date. (You are welcome to contact us to check your status, but that shouldn’t be necessary.) Keep an eye on your UCR student email as contract offers expire after a limited time.
Remember, you can update your apartment preferences at Myhousing.ucr.edu at any time without affecting your place on the waiting list.
6. Will Dundee Residence Hall be open for Fall 2020 as advertised?
Final preparations for the opening of our brand-new seven-story Dundee Residence Hall — and the Glasgow Residential Restaurant — have continued uninterrupted. Both are scheduled to be ready for full operations at the start of the Fall Quarter.
If for any reason we are unable to offer you a space at Dundee or any other of our Residence Halls, you can rest assured that all pre-paid housing fees will be refunded without penalty.
Additionally, if you elect not to live on campus because Fall instruction will be offered in a remote and hybrid format, we will cancel your contract and refund all pre-paid housing fees without penalty if your contract was submitted prior to the Fall instructional format announcement.
Submit a Residence Hall Contract today at Myhousing.ucr.edu.
7. Will Family Housing continue to be open for Summer, 2020, and the 2020-21 academic year?
Family Housing at Oban Apartments has never closed during the COVID-19 crisis and we have no plans to close it in the future. Some amenities, such as the Community Center, the pool/pool deck, and the playground have had to be temporarily closed to deter social gathering and because of sanitation concerns.
Students with families can submit an application for Family Housing here. The waiting period for Family Housing assignments consistently exceeds one year.
8. What happens now that Fall classes will be offered in a remote and hybrid format?
If you wish to cancel your campus housing contract, your housing fees will be refunded without penalty if your contract was submitted prior to the Fall instructional format announcement.
Be sure to check this page regularly for updates. In the meanwhile, feel free to reach out to us with your questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (951) 827-6350.