Student walking on campus near the HUB



Explore our Dynamic Campus Community

As a member of America’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside is one of the most dynamic campuses in the nation. We invite you to explore everything we have to offer — in person or online. 

Start your journey with UCR: View our campus mapexplore our degree programs, or schedule your campus visit today.

The Riverside Experience

The vibrant city we call home boasts arts, culture, entertainment, family fun, outdoor life, festivals, sports, nightlife, and more – including the top ranked holiday lights display in the United States. You can even explore Riverside’s rich history through a self-guided walking tour of downtownor a guided walking food tour from alumna, Jennifer Kolb with her company Riverside Sites and Bites.

If you want to venture outside our city limits, all of Southern California is within easy reach — by plane or car. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is a quick 20-minute drive from campus. 

Riverside: Things to Do, See and Experience

This historical city consists of arts and innovation, culture, entertainment, outdoor life, family fun, festivals, sports, nightlife and plenty of special events throughout the year.

Great Things to Do and See

Whether you want to hop in your car and see the sights or stay close to home here in Riverside, there are plenty of things to do and see. From the desert to the sea, all of Southern California is within reach.  Flying in to visit us? The closest airport to fly into is Ontario (ONT) - only 20 minutes away from the campus.

Our location puts us within an easy drive of: 

Less than an hour away!

  Miles Minutes
Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) 17 23
Victoria Gardens (shopping and cinemas) 18 25
Hyundai Pavilion (Devore) 24 27
Angels' Stadium (baseball) 36 36
Disneyland (Anaheim) 36 40
Snow Valley Mountain Resort 40 45
Knott's Berry Farm (Orange County) 41 43
Newport Beach (Orange County) 47 50
Huntington Beach (Surf City USA) 51 56
Palm Springs 56 60
Staples Center (Los Angeles) 56 60
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) 56 60


Printable Campus Map

View and print a campus map ahead of your visit.

Printable Map

Visitor Parking

Information on where to park and how to purchase a permit.

Parking Information

Real Time Traffic Alerts

Give yourself enough time to get here!

Traffic Alerts

Campus Safety

Your safety while on campus is very important to us. Learn more about our services.