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University of California, Riverside

3637 Canyon Crest Drive

Riverside, California 92507

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  • UC Riverside Bell TowerUC Riverside Bell Tower

  • Glen Mor ApartmentsGlen Mor Apartments

  • Residence Hall roomResidence Hall room

  • Aberdeen-Inverness Residence HallAberdeen-Inverness Residence Hall

  • Alumni & Visitors Center eventAlumni & Visitors Center event

  • Redmond Dining Room - Alumni & Visitors CenterRedmond Dining Room - Alumni & Visitors Center

  • Johnson Board Room - Alumni & Visitors CenterJohnson Board Room - Alumni & Visitors Center

  • Alumni & Visitors Center PatioAlumni & Visitors Center Patio

  • Culver Center of the Arts - main hallCulver Center of the Arts - main hall

  • Gourmet on-site catering at UC RiversideGourmet on-site catering at UC Riverside

  • Lothian Residential RestaurantLothian Residential Restaurant

  • Aberdeen-Inverness Residential RestaurantAberdeen-Inverness Residential Restaurant

  • We can easily handle large eventsWe can easily handle large events

  • Meeting and workshop spaceMeeting and workshop space

  • Extra-large meeting venues availableExtra-large meeting venues available

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The University of California Riverside is centrally located in beautiful Southern California, a relatively short drive away from mountains, beaches, theme parks, resorts, casinos and world-class golf. Our Conference, Event & Catering Services team provides one-stop-shopping for groups of any size, and every budget. Please call us today to schedule a site tour of our remarkable campus. University of California, Riverside looks forward to the opportunity of hosting your next Riverside event.  Watch the video below to see some of the attributes that make the University of California, Riverside the premier event venue in all of Riverside.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Ontario - 20
Los Angeles - 50
Anaheim- 60
Palm Springs - 50
Big Bear - 50
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) / 60
Special Riverside, California event services available year round. On-campus accommodations for residential conferences available mid June to the end of August.
Room Type(s):
Residence Halls/Suite/Apt Style
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Private, Semi-Private and Communal
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Facilities feature a host of high-tech features, including: LCD projection/panels, video conferencing, teleconferencing, WiFi in meeting spaces, high-speed Internet in guest rooms, AV equipment and multi-platform computer labs.
Food & Beverage:
UCR campus offers a wide range of dining services, from all-you-care-to-eat residential restaurants to an on-site professional catering operation. The campus also includes a range of retail dining, including national chains (Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Panda Express), to ethnic specialty outlets, and convenience stores.
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Package/group rates available for standard, deluxe or apartment-style accommodations.
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On-campus accommodations for residential conferences at University of California, Riverside available Mid June to the end of August. Special Riverside event services available year around. Proof of liability insurance is required
Event Space Available:
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
UCR Alumni & Visitors Center The Alumni & Vistors Center is our premier wedding and event location, and is excellent for workshops, conferences and other types of special events. The facility also includes break-out meeting spaces, with an high-tech executive board room for more private meetings. The building is also equiped with the latest in media and technical devices, and can accommodate your every event need.

Alumni & Visitors Center Dining Room

The Alumni & Visitors Center Dining Room at our Alumni & Visitors Center is situated on the lower level of the building, which provides easy accessiblity, and allows adquate privacy for your event. The location can provide seating for up to 120 people (depending on configuration), and is equipped with two screens, projector and sound capabilities. 

Alumni & Visitors Center — Patio and Veranda The AVC Patio and Veranda is a picturesque outdoor venue, adjacent to the Redmond Dining Room.  Great for wedding ceremonies, receptions and other functions, it has the best of what Southern California has to offer for outside venues. 

UCR Alumni & Visitors Center — Johnson Board Room The Johnson Board Room is a high-tech, media-savvy room. It's fully equipped with a large screen, projector, table and laptop computer connections, high-speed Internet access and is equipped with microphones and electric connections built into the boardroom tables themselves.

Alumni & Visitors Center — Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 Meeting rooms 1 and 2 are smaller break-out rooms in conjunction with the Redmond Dining Room.  Room dividers provide two seperate areas for workshops or additional meeting space

Pentland Hills Bear Cave The Bear Cave is a multi-purpose room available for set-up in many styles. Conveniently located within Pentland Hills residential housing area and close to other residential housing facilities for easy access, with parking close by.

Pentland Hills Fox Hole The Pentland Hills Fox Hole is a multi-purpose room available for set-up in many styles. Located within the Pentland Hills residential community, and steps away from other residential housing facilities.  It is a very functional space for many types of meetings.  It is similar to the Bear Cave, but has a small kitchen attached for easy clean up of events.

Pentland Hills break out meeting rooms There are a number of classroom-style meeting areas for conference group use, conveniently located within the Pentland Hills housing community, and just steps away from other residential facilities.

Glen Mor meeting room C-001 C-001 is a media ready room with a small open foyer for catering needs, and is conveniently located within our Glen Mor Apartments community. Equipped with a large screen, white board and projector, it is a pre-set, ready-to-go meeting space for groups of 20 to 40 people. 

Lothian Residential Restaurant (Available summers only) Large facility features several eating areas, including a small stage area, allowing easy set-up for mixed uses. Located within the Lothian Residence Hall.

Aberdeen-Inverness Residential Restaurant (Available summers only) Massive open room can be set up in a variety of ways, including a mixture of meeting and dining areas. Room features 25-foot ceilings for large booths and/or product displays. Located within the Aberdeen-Inverness Residence Hall.

Outdoor Locations The University has several outdoor areas, patios and lawns that can accommodate meetings, meals and special events.  Outdoor facility reservation may have specific restrictions depending upon the location and time of day.  Citrus Grove Catering can accommodate all of your catering needs inside or outside, and provides the same excellent service!


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Three Tiered Pricing Structure Package see below see below Residence Halls Shared yes
Standard Housing Package 1,000 2,000 Residence Halls Communal yes
Deluxe Housing Package 600 1,200 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Apartment Housing Package 125 500 Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes


  • Citrus Grove Catering
    Citrus Grove Catering is the official catering service for the University. Our professional, on-site operation offers healthy and delicious cuisine for every appetite and every budget, with service to match. For further information please contact the Conference, Events & Catering office at
    (951) 827-5471
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Breakfast Quiche
    Breakfast Options

    From a continental to a full served breakfast, Citrus Grove Catering has what you need for your morning refreshment. Fruit, yogurt, oatmeal, muffins and eggs are just the beginning of your choices — any of which will provide a great opening to the start of your day, meeting or event.

  • Lunch setting
    Lunch Options

    Hot or cold, small or large, Citrus Grove provides lunch service just the way you like it. We can accommodate your meal service anywhere on campus, while providing friendly and helpful service.

  • Dinner specialties
    Dinner Options

    Providing dinner menu items for the person with a selective palate, Citrus Grove Catering can design a special menu centered around your specific event.  Please feel free to meet with one of our representatives to create that special menu.

  • Weddings at UCR

    Wedding receptions and ceremonies can be held at our Alumni & Visitors Center, the Culver Center of the Arts and other campus locations. Our wedding menu and information packet will provide you with all the information you need for planning your very special day. Don't forget anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations!

    >>> menu (PDF)
  • AVC Veranda/Patio
    Ceremony venue

    The UCR Alumni & Visitors Center Patio and Veranda is a perfect location for the small to mid-size wedding ceremony. It is a secluded location, behind the Alumni & Visitors Center building, adjacent to our Arroyo nature area, providing a calm and serene outdoor experience.

  • Wedding Reception
    UCR Wedding Receptions

    Our Alumni & Visitors Center can host receptions up to 100 people, including a dance floor and D.J., with table layouts arranged to your specifications. The Culver Art Center location can accommodate up to 150 people. Food and beverage service can be provided by Citrus Grove Catering at both locations.

  • HUB2Go Sandwich Platter
    HUB2Go is food that ready packed, and ready to go for your convenience. From pizza to platters to sandwiches, your choices are abundant. And it's easy to arrange, with online ordering and pick up  at the HUB2Go station in The HUB Food Court. We can even arrange delivery in many cases. HUB2Go is an easy and convenient solution for office events, small get togethers, or even for a group study time. 
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • HUB2Go Box Lunch
    HUB2Go Box Lunches

    Need a dozen box lunches for that last-minute meeting? Need 2,000 box lunches for your big event? Either way, the HUB2Go will help you make all of the arrangements and make it happen.

    >>> menu (PDF)
  • HUB 2 GO Pizza
    HUB2Go Pizza

    In addition to sandwiches, salads, sides and appetizers, HUB2Go now offers PIZZA, too!

    >>> menu (PDF)


  • Lothian Restaurant
    Lothian Residential Restaurant
    Seating Capacity: 350
    The Lothian dining center has an Italian atmosphere with bistro-style tables, a wonderful outdoor patio area, and great menu options including grilled favorites
  • A-I Residential Restaurant
    Aberdeen-Inverness Residential Restaurant
    Seating Capacity: 580
    The A-I dining center is an all-you-care-to-eat venue, designed for maximum throughput. The kitchen features a rotating menu of all-American favorites and specialty ethnic cuisines that will satisfy everyone in your group.
  • Retail Dining at The HUB
    Retail Dining at the Highlander Union Building (The HUB)
    Seating Capacity: 300
    Located in the center of campus, this modern food court features quick and easy meals from local favorites and national chains such as Panda Express and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. A huge patio area allows for alfresco dining.
  • The Barn
    The Barn Restaurant
    Seating Capacity: 125

    The Barn is one of our most historical locations.  Originally a barn when the campus was in its beginning stages, it has been remodeled into a quaint restaurant, providing an entertainment stage venue, with a wonderful outdoor patio. 

  • Culinary Chameleon
    The Culinary Chameleon
    Seating Capacity: N/A
    The Culinary Chameleon </a>is our very own food truck. Operated by Dining Services, it offers a Latin-themed menu in unique locations around the UCR campus. Also available for private functions.

    >>> menu (PDF)
  • One of several campus "C-stores"
    Convenience Stores
    Seating Capacity: N/A
    These small, general-purpose markets offer packaged goods and freshly prepared sandwiches, soups, salads and gourmet treats. Several markets feature hot foods. Every residential housing community features its own "C-store." In addition, there's a C-Store at The HUB.


One Stop Shop Services

Our Conference, Events & Catering Services department offers "One-Stop Shop" services for your event planning.  Call one number, to one office, and complete ALL of your event planning needs! (951) 827-5471

Conference Management The following conference management services are offered to clients: budget creation, check-in and check-out services, name tags, folders, note pads, pens, fax and copy services, among others. Our Conference and Event staff are here to serve you and your conference needs.

Business Services The Conference and Event Services Office can also accommodate all your business service needs and requirements, including copies, sending and receiving faxes, message service and more.

University Box Office Tickets are made avaialble for local attractions and amusement parks at the University Box Office

Team Building UCR offers several different team building options, including a ropes course program located steps away from our residential communities, along with the latest in health and wellness equipment at our Student Recereation Center.


Computer Technology Labs The University offers computer technology available classrooms for meeting or conference purposes.

Audio-Visual Equipment and Services The University has an extensive Media Services Department to handle your technology requirements.

Internet access Internet access is available in all Residential rooms as an option with overnight stays. Wireless Internet access is available in most university meeting rooms, dining facilities and other public venues.

Area Attractions

Palm Springs This desert oasis is a short drive away. Features luxury golf courses, hot springs, world-class shopping and a stunning tram ride to the top of Mount San Jacinto.

The Historic Mission Inn Built in 1902, with additions made in 1932, the Mission Inn is a unique and inspiring hotel. It is a National historic landmark and tours are available.

Beaches Many Southern California beaches — including Newport Beach and Huntington Beach (the original Surf City) — are only a short drive away

Fox Center for the Performing Arts This 1928 Mission Revival masterpiece was the center of Riverside entertainment for generations. It re-opened in 2009 after a three-year restoration and is currently home to major concerts and touring Broadway productions.

Mountain Resorts Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead are both four-season resorts, with great skiing in the winter, and hiking, boating and fishing in the summer.

Theme Parks Disneyland, Universal Studios, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Legoland and Knott's Berry Farm are all within convenient driving range. Discount tickets may be available for groups.

Casino Locations Pechanga, San Manuel, Pala, Agua Caliente and Morongo are some of the largest of the Vegas-style Indian casinos located in Southern California.

UCR Arts Block UC Riverside and the City of Riverside have formed the "UCR Arts Block," a series of art galleries in downtown in the heart of the pedestrian mall.

University Village Located on the west edge of campus, this little village is full of restaurants, cafes, banks and a movie theatre for your enjoyment.

Oak Glen Oak Glen is one of SoCal's coolest sites...literally. This mile-high valleyn is known for its you-pick-em apple orchards and pumpkin patches and as a great family-friendly destination.

UCR Botanical Gardens Nestled on the campus in the Box Spring Mountains, the gardens cover nearly 40 beautiful acres. Guided tours are available.


  • It was another great summer session at UCR (2012).  Thank you for all you do for us, your housing, meals and facilities are great.
    Kristen Darlington, Academy Coordinator
    George Parks Drum Major Academy

  • Thank you for your help, and your staff for this year's conference planning.  We had a good time and everything went well.  The food was great!
    Kenny, Chinese Alliance Church

  • Thank you and more thank yous.  It was wonderful working with you, you helped us in trying to keep us within a budget.  Your staff was there for us for whatever we needed, the food was fantastic, and our compliments to the chef.
    Sue, UCR Friends of the Gardens, Winter Luncheon

  • I greatly appreciate all the measures you've taken in working with this event for our upcoming KLOS event.  You are all amazing!  I owe you big time!  Geri Ostil Hernandez / Special Projects Manager
    American Red Cross

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