UC Riverside Basic Needs

UC Riverside’s Basic Needs Department is 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 them 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, they offer currently enrolled students emergency housing assistance, application assistance for CalFresh, and emergency grant support through their Economic Crisis Response Team.

Programs that UC Riverside Basic Needs Department Assists with:

For additional information regarding the basic needs programs, please visit basicneeds.ucr.edu, or reach out at basicneeds@ucr.edu or 951-827-3663.