UCR Hospitality Services Pandemic Impact Continues

As with each department on campus, the circumstances surrounding the pandemic have had profound impacts on the UCR Hospitality Services business. As campus events are starting to return since the drastic halt in March 2020, our team continues to need time to rebuild to meet the demand. We lost staff during the pandemic, and have worked diligently to recruit, hire, and start training. As such, it will take some time to make the necessary adjustments to achieve our pre-pandemic service standards of excellence. Operational capacity may be reduced and adjusted accordingly given staffing challenges within our office, within Facility Services for event set-ups, and with our catering team. All departments are doing their best to rebuild and prepare for pre-pandemic levels of events, but that transition will take time given the two-year impact of the pandemic.

Knowing this, we welcome and appreciate your business going forward. Please inquire early and we thank you in advance for your patience as we work ourselves back to full capacity in meeting your event needs.

Stay up-to-date on UCR's current Covid-19 event guidance on the Campus Return website.
Event hosts are responsible for ensuring all guidelines/requirements are planned for and adhered to.

Hospitality Services

UC Riverside Hospitality Services provides the campus and its surrounding communities with a variety of services and venues for social, cultural, educational, and corporate events. This includes events such as anniversaries and birthday parties.

Our event coordinators provide planning, set-up, and technical support for numerous events per year. We have an excellent catering staff and extensive menus at reasonable prices to fit any occasion. Browse venues, plan an event, or make a reservation now with our staff room inquiry form or student room inquiry form.

UCR Event Planning Guide

Event Planning Guide

Our informative and helpful UC Riverside Event Planning Guide will provide you details, providers, vendors, tips & tricks and everything else you need to get started with your next event.

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Venues, Catering and Everything You Need
Whether it's a business dinner, a charity function, a holiday party, or another type of special event – our event coordinators can create a package perfect for your special event at one of our campus venues. Services may include catering, audio/visual, guest parking, floral arrangements and specialty linen. 

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UCR Hospitality Services conference room

Plan a Summer Conference at UC Riverside
Whether it’s a small or large group, UC Riverside offers competitively priced packages and comfortable accommodations for summer conferences and retreats. Summer conference packages include your choice of overnight accommodations, all-you-care-to-eat meals, and guest parking. For events, find plenty of additional meeting and recreational space for your entire group.

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Meetings and More!
Our venues feature a variety of meetings spaces that can be reserved for multiple- or single-part workshops, seminars, training sessions, presentations and other types of meetings. A wide-range of setups are available in each meeting space, creating flexible and comfortable spaces for participants.

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Student Organization Events
Affordable meeting spaces are available to host your student events on campus. Based on availability, meeting spaces may be booked for single or recurring events. All meeting spaces include tables, chairs and most include audio/visual. We offer student discounts on meeting space reservations in certain locations.

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