University of California, Riverside

International Students and Scholars Office

Getting Settled in Riverside

Welcome to Riverside


Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. Named for its location beside the Santa Ana River, it is the 4th largest city in the Inland Empire area of Southern California, after Fresno, Sacramento, and Bakersfield. It is located approximately 60 miles (97 km) east of Los Angeles & is also a part of the Greater  Los Angeles area.

The University of California, Riverside, is located in the northeastern part of the city. The university also hosts the Riverside Sports Complex. Other attractions in Riverside include the Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, which houses exhibits and artifacts of local history, the California Museum of Photography, the California Citrus State Historic Park, and the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree, one of the two original navel orange trees in California.

To know more about Riverside, visit the City of Riverside official website.

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Office Hours

Regular office hours: Monday through Thursday: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open advising hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 4:00pm

*Appointments are also available.

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

International Students and Scholars Office
0321 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-4113
Fax: (951) 827-3248