Welcome to Card Services

In response to campus response to COVID-19 and in an effort to make health and safety a priority, while providing essential services to campus, Card Services has enacted changes to hours and operations.

Staff will work remotely to support essential card functions related to Housing & Dining, School of Medicine, and Facilities Services. For general questions, please call x22273 or 21237. For other urgent campus needs, please contact CBS leadership or email
Background, news, and resources about UC Riverside's response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


The UCR ID Card (R'Card) is an interactive ID that facilitates commerce and access across the campus (and beyond) for students, staff and faculty. You will want to keep it with you at all times.


The R'Card provides access to:

  • Campus libraries
  • UCR Athletic Events
  • UCR lab rooms
  • RTA bus routes
  • Residence Halls
  • Vehicle access gates
  • Laptop rentals and other equipment
  • ASPB - live events

The R'Card can be used as payment: 

By adding Bear Bucks, R'Blocks and/or Dining Dollars (for those with meal plans), the R'Card can be used for payment at:

  • The UCR Bookstore
  • Campus dining venues
  • Pepsi vending machines
  • WEPA Printing kiosks
  • Campus convenience stores (Scotty's)
  • Residential restaurants (with Bear Bucks, board plan or R'Blocks)
  • The Highlander Service Station (print, copy and postal services)
  • Select community retailers (Bear Bucks)