University of California, Riverside

Division of Biomedical Sciences



Information and Resources for Graduate Students


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Administrative Information

R'Card Identification Card

The R'Card is a multi-functional identification card. It is the photo ID for the campus and can be used to access a variety of campus services. To get a card, visit the UCR Card Office, located in Bannockburn Village I-101, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The one-time fee for the card is $25, which may be placed on your account. You will need your Student Identification Number (SID) or Employee Identification Number (EID) and a vaild form of ID, such as a driver's license or passport.

Permanent Personal Identification Number (Perm PIN)

Your Perm PIN is a permanent six-digit number that is set by the Office of the Registrar once a student is admitted to the university. Perm PINs are required for any Web transactions.

Communication

E-mail Accounts

When you enroll at UCR you are assigned an account on the student server and will receive a machine generated login name. While you cannot change your login name, you should change your password regularly to ensure the security of your account. Your initial password is your Permanent PIN number. If you forget it you can go to the Registrar’s Office.

It is important to regularly check your campus e-mail. Graduate Student Affairs officers use e-mail to remind students of important deadlines or to pass on important messages. If you change your e-mail address, please notify your Graduate Student Affairs officer.

Mailboxes

Your graduate assistant will show you the location of your mailbox. Remember to check it regularly.

Graduate Student Association

All graduate students are automatically members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA), which seeks to represent their views and promote their interests with the faculty and administration, both at the campus level and systemwide. GSA is supported by a separate $16 per quarter student fee, which it administers and allocates annually for various graduate student services.

Health and Safety

Laboratory Safety Training

Graduate students are required to attend Lab Safety Training provided by Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S). This training should be done as soon as possible. You may also enroll on-line via the EH&S website or call EH&S at (951) 827-5528. 

Residency and Addresses

Personal Information and Change of Address

It is important that you keep your local address and phone number current. Please update your personal information and addresses, including local, billing and next of kin within GROWL. You should also update your Graduate Student Affairs officer when you move.

Establishing California Residency

Domestic non-resident students must establish California residency by the second year of study. You must petition in person at the Office of the Registrar for a change of classification from non-resident to resident status. All changes of status must be initiated before the first day of classes for the term for which you intend to be classified as a resident.

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

Division of Biomedical Sciences
UC Riverside School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-5470

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