University of California, Riverside


Current and Upcoming Events

Join the Healthy Holiday Challenge

November 13, 2017 – January 10, 2018

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.

Sign up today to recieve your free gift! and if you are able to maintain your weight through the holidays you will be entered into a raffle to win a bike. 
How it works?
To register, please click here.

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.

Fall 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. 

Print and post the schedule 

Walk and Talk with Leadership Series 2017

The Walk and Talk Leadership Series will continue with David Bergquist, Chief Campus Counsel on Tuesday, November 12, 2017. Come and join David Bergquist for some fresh air and a short walk on our beautiful campus.

  • Open to all UCR faculty, staff and students
  • Walks begin at 12:10 p.m.
  • Walk starts at the Scotty the Bear statue at the HUB
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Raffle prizes!

Print and post the flyer

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

Want to be a UCR Wellness Ambassador?

Wellness ambassadors serve a critical role to help create a healthy culture and serve as a liaison between their department and the UCR Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. Please email to participate. 

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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