University of California, Riverside


Current and Upcoming Events

Mission: Possible 4

Back by popular demand, Mission: Possible 4 is designed to adopt health-promoting behaviors and healthy lifestyles. Become a "secret agent" and begin to focus on daily healthy habits such as nutrition, activity and stress management. Learn more

Walk and Talk with Leadership Series 2017

The Walk and Talk Leadership Series will continue with James Sandoval, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Come and join VC Sandoval for some fresh air and a short walk on our beautiful campus.

The Walk and Talk with Leadership series is a monthly 30-minute “walk and talk” which provides a healthy opportunity for faculty, staff and students to walk with a member of the UCR Leadership team.

Print and post the schedule.


30-minute free exercise classes held across campus.

UCR Farmers Market

Every Thursday / 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The UCR Farmers Market has relocated from Glen Mor to the lawn between the Arts building and Hinderaker Hall.

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. Learn 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 on the lawn between the Arts building and Hinderaker Hall.

What It Costs – Visit the Sage Mountain Farm website for price details.

Sign Up Information – You can get more information and sign up online by visiting the Sage Mountain Farms website.

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 contact Julie Chobdee to participate.

Want to join our team of 125 Wellness Ambassadors?

** If you want to become a UCR Wellness Ambassador, please contact Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program Coordinator. Orientations take place every other month.  

Relaxation Yoga Practices with Diane, led by Diane Del Buono, Associate of the Chancellor

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. Practices will include a mix of gentle yoga asanas, meditation and other mindful practices.  Wear comfortable work clothes, mat is optional.

Please check back for the Summer Quarter Class Schedule

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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