UC Riverside Helping Nepal
Dear UCR Campus Community,
As Nepal and its leaders struggle to assess and begin the slow process of recovery from Saturday’s devastating 7.8 earthquake, we join with others in sending condolences on the loss of life, property and cultural heritage that Nepal has suffered.
At UC Riverside, we know that members of our own community, on campus and beyond, have been personally affected by this tragedy. Please know that we stand with you in your sorrow.
A UCR student group, the South Asian Federation, is organizing a candlelight vigil to be held Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m., at the flagpole near Hinderaker Hall. Please join if you can.
For those interested and able to donate to the relief effort, several United Nations organizations are soliciting funds for their urgent humanitarian work in Nepal.
Kim A. Wilcox
UC Riverside Chancellor
If you are experiencing emotional distress, please get help. You can get counseling 24 hours a day by phone at (951) 827-5531 (951-UCR-TALK), and in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Veitch Student Center.
Student Affairs Case Manager
If you are struggling with problems (psychological, financial, academic, etc.) Lead Case Manager Penny Key can connect you to the right resources, lend advice and help you with paperwork. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, (951) 827-5000 or in person at HUB 381.
If You Are an International Student
Get support at the International Student Resource Center (ISRC). They can help you with immigration, travel, academic and financial concerns related to the earthquake in Nepal.
Find Friends & Family in Nepal
U.S. Department of State
- Facebook Safety Check
- American Red Cross
- Nepal Red Cross Society
- United States Embassy in Nepal
- US Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance
- Nepal Earthquake 2015
Embassies & Agencies