Basic Needs Department

Welcome to UC Riverside’s Basic Needs Department, a place where students can connect with essential resources that make college life easier. If you are experiencing basic needs challenges, such as food insecurity, housing displacement/homelessness, or financial crisis, we encourage you to reach out to us for assistance.

Every day, Highlanders just like you (both undergraduate and graduate students) take advantage of available resources like the R’Pantry — for food, hygiene products, and childcare items. In addition, we offer currently enrolled students emergency housing assistance, application assistance for CalFresh, and emergency grant support through our Economic Crisis Response Team. We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Basic Needs Center Hours of Operation

*Starting 10/2/2023*

Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm

Friday 10am-2pm

Learn more about the Basic Needs programs currently offered to any currently enrolled Highlander that needs them. Check eligibility, find contacts, and get instructions on how to request services.



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