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We've Got it All at UC Riverside!

You will love how close we are to the beach, the mountains, the
desert, big cities and the best of Southern California.

UC Riverside is centrally located between the mountains, desert and Pacific coastline. Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego are just a short drive away.

Concerts, theaters, dancing, art galleries, museums, botanic gardens, observatories, amusement parks, sporting events, hiking, camping, surfing, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, shopping, day spas, fine dining and world-famous greasy spoons; you name it, we've got it.

Summer days are long and warm, and the rest of the year serves up milder temperatures along with large helpings of Southern California sunshine in one of the country’s most diverse climates. There are many ways to fill your days while you're here.

Schedule a Tour

See the campus with a UCR student guide.

View a Campus Map

Find buildings and parking. Print and go.

Download a Dining Guide

See Riverside’s Top 25Restaurants in a 5-mile radius.

Just Swell

Head to nearby Huntington Beach, Santa Monica and Newport for world-class surfing nirvana.


Surf a little more (or play sports such as soccer, rugby and taekwondo) with UCR’s sports clubs

Get First Tracks

Snowboard and ski at snowy Bear Mountain, Snow Summit and Mountain High.


UCR students craving snow can rent our exclusive Lake House at Big Bear.

Amusement Park Extravaganza

Get your fill of thrills at Knott’s Berry Farm, Sea World, Magic Mountain, Universal Studios and Disneyland.


Perfect proximity to fun is just one good reason to choose UCR. See 50 more.

For Those About to Rock

Rock out to live music at the San Manuel Casino, Citizens Business Bank Arena and all the LA hot spots that host the best bands.


Discover the arts and events that color our campus.

Treat Yourself

Get a Palm Springs pedicure or Desert Hot Springs hot stone massage. Soaking up the sun under palm trees feels pretty good, too!


Learn how UCR supports your total-body wellness.

Shop for Treasure

Find the perfect purse at upscale Victoria Gardens or snag amazing steals at the mile-long Ontario Mills Mall and Cabazon Outlets.


See how affordable it is to attend UCR.

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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