University of California, Riverside


UCR Wellness Programs, Policies Guidelines, and Services For Faculty and Staff

UC Riverside cares about the health of its entire campus community. The University offers a variety of programs, policies & guidelines, and services to assist faculty and staff on their wellness journey.

Current and Upcoming Events

Click here for a list of the current and upcoming wellness events at UCR.

UC LivingWell

UC Living Well is a system-wide wellness initiative coordinated by the UC Office of the President. The goal of UC Living Well is to encourage all members of the UC community to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle and to access the wellness activities and programs offered by UC campuses and medical centers.

Behavior Change/Lifestyle Management Programs

Behavior Change/Lifestyle Management Programs are action oriented programs designed to modify a lifestyle factor and/or facilitate behavior change (i.e. weight management, stress management, smoking cessation, exercise incentive program, etc.).

Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy and Quit Resources

Information on the Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy and resources for quitting. .

Wellness Ambassador Program

Wellness ambassadors play a vital role in supporting the promotion of health and wellness among UCR faculty and staff. As an ambassador, you will act as a liaison between your department and the UCR Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. Wellness ambassadors serve as UCR's key communicators of the wellness program helping to direct employees to wellness programs, activities, and resources.

Wellness Workshop Series

Workshop series include several sessions designed to provide you with a more detailed approach to Wellness.

Educational sessions  

The UCR Wellness Program offers a variety of educational seminars  along with access to past program presentations and handouts.

Learn more about your health with easy to read PowerPoint presentations. Each presentation comes with an Activity and Goal Setting Worksheet to help you get started on the path towards a healthier lifestyle.    

Wellness Webinars

Listen to pre-recorded wellness webinars presented by Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program Coordinator. Topics include: Creating a healthy culture, goal setting, nutrition, weight  management, putting together a physical activity plan and healthy lifestyle habtis.

Move More for 3-4

The UCR Wellness Program and Ergonomics Program challenges you to move 3-4 minutes every hour! Receive tips and see how other UCR colleagues move more at work.

Healthy Eating Programs

Eat well with UCR's healthy eating initiatives and vending machines.

Health Screenings

Health Screening and consultations are available at the Student Recreation Center for $10. This includes a complete fitness assessment and body measurements. It's all part of designing an optimal exercise program to help you reach your fitness goals. Screenings are also available by appointment through the Wellness Program.

Wellness Consultations  

Personalized fitness information, nutrition tips, weight management, motivation and more! Appointments are available in-person, by phone, or email.


The campus-wide WalkingFit program began in 2007 and encourages UCR academics and staff to walk their way to a healthier body. Sign up today and receive a FREE pedometer, access to campus walking maps, walking tips, and on-going motivation and support. Track your steps and activities and earn incentive prizes!

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Mobile Fit Program

Bringing Fitness to You! The Mobile Fit program is intended for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a locally provided, on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness.

Wellness Related Policies and Guidelines

Information on Wellness-related policies and guidelines at UCR.

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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