Affiliates, Visiting Scholars and Non-Salaried Positions

If you are not a UCR student or employee, you still may be eligible to obtain an R'Card for campus identification purposes and/or to access university services.

  • Parents of a child enrolled in Early Childhood Services (ECS), who are not otherwise affiliated with the university, may obtain an Access Card. ECS staff will arrange this for you during your child's onboarding process. They will ask for a current photo, a copy of a government-issue photo ID and $25 payment. Your access card will be processed remotely and handed to you.
  • Visiting Scholars must be sponsored by a department to receive an R'Card. Ask the department administrator who processes J-1 visas, or who oversees on-boarding, to fill out and submit a Request Form using the button below.

At the same time, the visitor should submit the following in an email to

  1. Your full name
  2. U.S mailing address
  3. Date of birth
  4. A recent color photo, head and shoulders only, facing the camera with eyes open and visible. Photos should be JPG format, between 300KB and 2MB
  5. A copy of a current, government-issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include English-language passport; U.S. driver's license; and U.S. Military identification cards. We do not accept birth certificates, Social Security cards, school IDs or credit cards.

Payment: There is a $33 fee. Departments can arrange to pay the fee via campus recharge. Individuals may pay the fee with a credit card by calling (951) 827-2211 or in person at the Highlander Service Station. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.

Affiliates, Visiting Scholars and Non-Salaried Positions R’Card Request Form