University of California, Riverside

University Communications



University Communications



Spreading the Word

University Communications is a team of professionals responsible for creating and managing the marketing and messaging of the University of California, Riverside.

University Communications consists of five separate departments:

  • Marketing

    UCR Marketing is responsible for managing the university’s brand and visual identity. Our team of professionals plays a key coordinating role among all who communicate the university’s message and identity.

  • News and Information

    UCR News and Information is responsible for interactions between the university and the media. In addition to writing and pitching press releases to media, the department produces the quarterly UCR Magazine and bi-monthly Inside UCR faculty and staff newspaper.

  • Video Production

    The video production unit creates professional videos to inspire pride, commitment, and investment in UC Riverside. We strive to capture the best of UCR and share it with the world via YouTube and other social platforms.

  • Creative Design Services

    Serving the campus’ graphic arts and design needs.

  • Digital Content

    The University Communications digital content team provides consultation services and training and offers best practices. The team is responsible for the words, design, and visual imagery of campus communications. The digital team also maintains the strategic direction and development of all university-wide social media accounts and provides consultation services and training and offers best practices.

    Social Media Tools

    Web content Tools


If you're thinking of starting a channel for your department, please review our Social Media Channel Checklist and contact Kelly McGrail - Kelly.mcgrail@ucr.edu

Our Goals

  • As a public institute, we strive to communicate fully with campus members and our partners.

  • To create an environment that favors and supports the university.

Our Objectives

  • To maintain the higher standars of accuracy and professionalism in communication.

  • To present a balanced and complete picture of UCR as a comprehensive research university.

  • To raise awareness and understanding of the university's stature and the value of its activities.

  • To use emerging and established media to communicate.

  • To maintain a highly credible and responsive News and Information program.

Our Publications and Programs

  • In the news

    UCR in the News, produced by University Communications, collects highlights of news coverage about UC Riverside and delivers it directly to your inbox. Subscribe by sending an email to news@ucr.edu.

  • Happenings and Campus Events Calendar

    A comprehensive list of the happenings taking place at UC Riverside.

  • Experts on demand

    The university features dozens of faculty members who are experts in their fields and who are happy to quickly respond to interview requests.

  • UCR photo gallery

    A collection of photos of UCR people, places and things for print and electronic publication.

  • UCR magaziney

    UCR Nagazine is a quarterly campus magazine designed to keep readers engaged with UC Riverside.

  • Inside UCR

    Inside UCR is a weekly newspaper geared towards UCR's faculty and staff. It is published every Wednesday during the academic year.

  • Campus Map

    The fully searchable online version of the UCR Campus Map is linked from every page within the UCR web site or directly from campusmap.ucr.edu. A printable PDF of the map is also available online. Paper copies of the map may be obtained upon entering campus from either of the parking kiosks.

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

University Communications
1156 Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-6397 (UCR-NEWS)
Fax: (951) 827-5248
E-mail: lisa.cusick@ucr.edu

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