Due to Covid-19, the Card Services office is open only by appointment. If you need to pick up your R'Card, or are having issues with your current card, please call (951) 827-2273 or email cardingoffice@ucr.edu.
The Card Office is located in the Highlander Service Center, which has moved adjacent to the UCR Bookstore.


Welcome to Card Services


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
  • 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)

Please note: Effective immediately, students and staff can no longer swipe their R'Card to board local Riverside Transit Agency buses. RTA has switched to a new, contactless fare system using a smart phone app board. Complete details are on the Transportation Services website.