University of California, Riverside


Current and Upcoming Events

Final Weight-Out for the Healthy Holiday Challenge

Monday, January 8th, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm in HUB 265 - prizes for everyone who attends! 
Self-report your weight by clicking here

What is it?
The Healthy Holiday Challenge is designed to encourage you to incorporate healthy eating, increased physical activity and stress management into your daily life during the holiday season.
The goal of the Healthy Holiday Challenge is to maintain your weight from November 13, 2017 to January 10, 2018 – no more than 3 pounds over your starting weight by practicing healthy habits.

Walk and Talk with Leadership

Come join Kelechi Kalu, Provost of International Affairs for some fresh air and a short walk on our beautiful campus. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 12:15 p.m. | Meet at the Scotty the Bear Statue at the HUB

Winter Workshop Series

A partnership between the UCR Highlander Chefs, Healthy Campus Initiative: Nutrition and Healthy Eating workgroup and the Global Food initiative brings you a workshop series that includes food demonstrations and nutrition education. 

Who should attend
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
When is it?
Homegrown Meals
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Glen Mor Market
5 Ingredient Recipes
Tuesday, February 13
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | Glen Mor Market
Dorm Room Delights
Tuesday, March 6
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. | HUB 302

Healthy Aging Workshop

Enhancing your mind as an aging adult. 

This presentation will challenge your ideas about how we learn as older adults by drawing on research on how infants learn. Rachel Wu will introduce six ways in which infants learn that adults could adapt. 

January 31, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | HUB 367

NEW Winter 2018 MobileFit Schedule

The MobileFit program is available for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a convenient on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness. 

NEW Chair Massage
Relax your muscles and soothe your stress. Sign-up for your FREE Chair massage today. 
Tuesdays, Bannockburn – Dates: Jan 30, Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 13
Thursdays, Sproul Hall – Dates: Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8 (ALL DATES FULL) 
 Registration is required, email to sign-up. 

R'MOVE (formally WalkingFit) 

The Faculty and Staff Wellness program and The WELL bring you R’Move, an online physical activity tracking program, where you track your steps and earn prizes! The more you MOVE, the more you win!

R’Move is a FREE physical activity tracking program (WalkerTracker), that syncs with your activity device (such as, Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, etc. or your IPhone or Android phone). Steps are automatically uploaded to your profile.

Visit to register.

Winter Relaxation Yoga with Diane Del Buono

Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor, will lead gentle yoga poses where a chair replaces the yoga mat. The chair becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s fitness and health benefits all while wearing casual work clothes. 

To view the 2018 Winter schedule and registration information, click here. 

UCR Farmers Market

Every Thursday / 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: At the Flagpole Lawn by Hinderacker

The UCR Farmers Market is open to the campus community, and features local farmers and vendors who offer a variety of homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, artisanal foods, handcrafted items from jewelry to essential oils, and much more. 

For more information, please contact

 Sponsored by the Healthy Campus Initiative partners.

UCR FarmShare

UCR FarmShare is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program – part of a national trend that brings fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs straight from local farms to universities, businesses and municipalities. Choices are organic and includes artisanal varieties as well as supermarket favorites. UCR is partnering with a NEW farmer, Sage Mountain Farms, to provide the opportunity to eat healthy and buy locally with a more customized and convenient program. 

How It Works – Participants visit and click on CSA on the menu bar and then click sign-up. Small and large shares are available. You can choose UCR as your pick-up location or any location listed that is convenient for you.

Pick up from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. every Thursday at the Flagpole Lawn by Hinderacker

Financial Wellness Webinars and Resources

Saving for retirement should be one of your most important financial goals, but you may have debt that makes saving feel impossible. With a little know-how and some discipline, you can plan for all your savings goals. Learn how by attending an on-campus workshop or in a live webinar.

Set up Retirement Planning workshops for your departments. For more information, please click here.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Free NRT

Nicotine replacement therapy is available at Human Resources and the Student Health Services for UCR staff, faculty and students, who are current tobacco users, to use while on UC property to maintain a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please click here.  

1:1 and Group Tobacco Cessation


Staff, faculty, and students who wish to stop smoking and using tobacco products can meet 1:1 or in a group with VJ Sleight, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. 

AIR Training

Available by request for departments and groups.

A customized training to help you communicate the smoke/tobacco free policy using the AIR (Approach, Inform, Refer) strategy.  To request a training, please contact

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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