University of California, RiversideUCR

UC Riverside Helping Nepal 


Letter from the Chancellor:

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

UCR Resources

Counseling Center
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 penny.key@ucr.edu, (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.

Special temporary relief measures (extensions, status changes, employment authorizations, etc.) may be available for you and your dependents. Contact the ISRC for help.

Find Friends & Family in Nepal


Google & Facebook
Use Google Person Finder.
Use Facebook Safety Check.

Red Cross
Visit Nepal Earthquake Restoring Family Links.
See those reported missing.
See those reported alive.
Register a missing person.
Find your local Red Cross.
Read about finding family internationally after a crisis.


U.S. Department of State
Email NepalEmergencyUSC@state.gov.
Call 1-888-407-4747 from the U.S./Canada
or +1-202-501-4444 from overseas.

Free Calling & Texting to Nepal
Time Warner Cable


More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Division of Student Affairs
2108 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: 951-827-4641
Fax: 951-827-2248
Email: vcsa@ucr.edu