Family Fun at UCR

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) presents R'Kids — a student-led community that creates a family-friendly environment for students, faculty, and staff who have children. We offer monthly open forums and activities where families can discuss experiences, learn from one another, share resources and encouragement, maintain a well-balanced life — and have fun!


From childcare, to housing, to transportation, to legal services — nurture the development of your family with these campus programs and accommodations.

Child Care

  • UCR Early Childhood Services

    UCR Early Childhood Services
    333 Watkins Dr.
    Riverside, CA 92507 
    CDC South: (951) 827-3854
    CDC North: (951) 827-7454

    UCR’s Early Childhood Services (ECS) provides a warm and welcoming environment for children between the ages of two months and five years. Here, your child will exercise their mind and body with books, puzzles, computers, art and outdoor play. It's “learning fun” wrapped up in cognitive, social and emotional growth and development.

    All ECS lessons are carefully designed to meet the goals, expectations and policies of the following organizations: 
    California Department of Education-Child Development Division
    National Academy of Early Childhood Programs

    Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. Vegetarian selections are also available. Priority enrollment is given to the children of UCR students, staff and faculty.

    Community child care options are also available.

  • Lactation Rooms

    Lactation Rooms

    UCR offers on-campus locations for breast-feeding mothers:

    • Sproul Hall 2113
    • Pierce Hall 2214B
    • Skye Hall 338
    • Human Resources, University Village, No. 208, Room A

    Additional restricted-access locations are available to faculty, staff and students assigned to work in the following locations:

    • Center to Environmental Research & Technology
    • Child Development Center North
    • UCOP IntelliCenter

    These rooms are private, comfortable and equipped with a refrigerator, plush seating and sanitary provisions. To get a room key, you need to complete the Lactation Accommodation Program Room Usage and Program Participation Agreement Form. Please submit your form to the Human Resources office:

    Human Resources
    1201 University Ave., No. 208
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 827-1434

  • Scotty Cubs & Parents

    Scotty Cubs & Parents

    Scotty Cubs and Parents is a student-parent run support group with the express purpose of creating a safe space for students with families. Some of the support group topics have included: birthing stories, balancing school, home and baby, parenthood, relationships, academic success, and student life at UCR.

  • UCR Family Resource Guide

    Created by a student-parent group, this guide lists campus and community resources available to student-parents, including child care, housing, health and nutrition.


  • Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS)

    Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS)
    683 Linden St.
    (951) 827-8277

  • Carpool

    Graduate students and campus employees are eligible for UCR’s carpool program. Applicants must travel together for a minimum of three days a week and share the expense of one parking permit. A complimentary parking permit allotment is given for those days in which participants cannot commute together. Restrictions may apply.

  • Cyclists

    UCR provides open bike lanes, storage, and free licensing and registration for bicycles.
    Visit TAPS Monday–Friday, from 8am–4pm to license and register your bike. A complimentary parking permit allotment is given for those days in which participants cannot ride their bike to campus. Restrictions may apply. Registered cyclists can also use the day lockers and shower facilities at the SRC.

    Need bike, scooter or skateboard parts and repairs? Pedals Bike Shop and "Do-It-Yourself" Repair Station in Lot 19 is at your service.

    Academic year: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am–4pm
    Summer session: Wednesdays, 10am–4pm

  • Drop Off

    UCR graduate students and campus employees are eligible for the Drop Off program. Participants share a ride with drivers who do not work or park on campus. A complimentary parking permit allotment is given for those days in which participants cannot commute with their rideshare partner.

  • Emergency Ride Home

    If you have an emergency or need to work late, Emergency Ride Home (ERH) will provide a free overnight vehicle rental. Eligibility extends to graduate students and campus employees already enrolled in the carpool or vanpool program.

  • Vanpool

    UCR’s vanpool program pairs local UCR students and campus employees to a nearby departure site. Vanpools travel to and from the UCR campus with at least one certified driver and one certified alternate driver. A complimentary parking permit allotment is given for those days in which participants cannot use the vanpool. Restrictions may apply.

  • Walkers

    UCR graduate students and campus employees who live near campus can take part in the walkers program. A complimentary parking permit allotment is given for those days in which participants cannot walk to campus. Restrictions may apply. Registered walkers can also use the day lockers and shower facilities at the SRC.

Additional Programs

  • Cub Club

    Cub Club
    UC Riverside Athletics
    (951) 827-4653

    Your child can cheer on the NCAA Division I Highlanders Athletics Program as an official Cub Club member. Available to youths through the eighth grade, the $20 annual membership includes: 
    • Free admission to all regular season home athletic events
    • Official Cub Club T-shirt
    • Official Cub Club membership card
    • Exclusive Cub Club VIP events and discounts
    • Birthday card from mascot Scotty Highlander
    • Free tickets to Castle Park

  • Financial Aid

    Financial Aid 
    Student Services Building
    Highlander One Stop Shop (HOSS)
    (951) 827-3878

    Financial Aid provides scholarships, grants, student expense loans, emergency loan programs and work-study opportunities.

  • HighlanderLink
  • Housing Services

    Housing Services
    3595 Canyon Crest Dr.
    (951) 827-6350

    Family Housing at Oban is a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartment homes directly adjacent to the UCR campus and near Early Childhood Services. Each apartment is outfitted with a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and central heating/cooling. Oban features a central laundry facility, community room, state-of-the-art playground and perimeter security gate. Residents enjoy complimentary parking, utilities and WiFi. Oban's Residential Life team offers an extensive family-oriented activities calendar to help build a strong community environment and reduce your family’s need to travel far for family-friendly entertainment.

    Applications are accepted year-round. Early submission is recommended as wait times can exceed one year.

  • International Students and Scholars Office

    International Students and Scholars Office
    Skye Hall 321
    (951) 827-4113

    The International Students and Scholars Office helps international students navigate the visa process, adjust to American culture, practice safety measures and build meaningful relationships. The office also offers leadership and mentoring opportunities through its International Peer Advisor (IPA) and Global Connections Partner Programs.

  • Student Recreation Center

    Student Recreation Center
    Linden St. and Lot 25
    (951) 827-5738

    Get fit with UCR’s Student Recreation Center (SRC) programs, classes and services. Membership is included in your student fees. The 80,000-square-foot fitness center features these amenities:

    • 6,000-square-foot weight room
    • 3,000-square-foot cardio areas
    • 237,000-gallon swimming pool
    • 20-person spa
    • Sand volleyball court
    • Tennis courts
    • Indoor rock climbing and bouldering wall (“The Rock”)
    • Indoor jogging track
    • Multi-activity court (MAC) gymnasium
    • Drop-in basketball, volleyball and badminton
    • Fitness lab and massage therapy room
    • Demonstration kitchen
    • Child care

    The SRC also offers kids' activities classes, including karate and swimming.

  • Legal Clinic

Thanks to R'Kids, UCR Has: 

  • Changing tables installed in most restrooms
  • High chairs are available for children at on-campus dining facilities
  • Childcare at the Student Recreation Center
  • An EBT machine available in the HUB Scotty's convenience store


“Outstanding New Student Organization of the Year” (June 2014)

R'Kids is Under the Direction of WRC
Costo Hall


Contact R'Kids

Office: 260 Costo Hall (WRC)
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (951) 827-3337
Student Coordinator:
Evelyn Ruiz |