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About UCR Extension


UC Riverside Extension: Reading out to the community

Continuing education opportunities for everyone

We take pride in providing individual attention to students and to serving the community's changing needs.

Our courses are:

  • Open to the public.
  • Credit and noncredit courses, seminars and special programs.
  • Taught by professionals with real world experience in their fields.

We take pride in providing individual attention to students and to serving the community's changing needs. Course formats include one-day workshops, weekend programs, seminars, intensive short courses and courses that meet once a week during the 10-week academic quarter. Many classes are offered at night and on weekends to accommodate busy schedules. Custom-designed courses are also presented at employers' work sites.

You can enroll in one of our many professional certificate programs, which offer concentrated study in specific fields. A certificate program is a sequence of courses that helps you acquire practical instruction to stay current with new developments in your field, qualify for a new job or justify a promotion, or change careers completely.
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All of UCR Extension's academic programs are developed in conjunction with, and are sometimes taught by, UCR faculty, thus ensuring that students receive the same uncompromising standard of excellence upheld by the University.

A Full-Service Conference Facility

Located in the heart of Inland Southern California, our conferencing center features ample, flexible space that can serve everything from a small meeting to a very large conference requiring many rooms, services and personnel. We also offer on-site lodging for participants in our new Extension Residence Center.

International Education Programs

International students from more than 50 different countries attend classes through our International Education Program; focusing on professional and English language programs. The Intensive English Program is one of the five largest in the United States.


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General Campus Information

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

Contact Information

UC Riverside Extension Center
1200 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507-4596

UCR Extension Center

Tel: Work(951) 827-4105 or Toll-Free(800) 442-4990 toll-free
Fax: Fax(951) 827-7273
E-mail:

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