University of California, Riverside

Computer Support Group



Staff Support


Phone Support

The Computer Support Services group has one phone line that is available for calls 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

Phone support is available to all staff during normal working hours. We will make every effort to answer calls as they come in, however, with recent budget cuts to the group, most calls will go into the helpdesk voicemail system.  Once a technician becomes available, they will return calls and try to answer quick questions immediately.  If the question or problem requires more than 5 minutes of phone support, your call will be logged into the Work Order system and given a ticket number.  If needed, a technician will then call back for an on-site appointment.

On-Site Support

The Computer Support Services group provides on-site support for UCR staff during normal working hours.

On-site support is by appointment only. Appointments are made by each individual technician according to his or her schedule.  Once an appointment is made, a technician willl come to your office  and work on your computer. 

Drop-off Support

The Computer Support Services group provides technical support on computers dropped off for service at the Computing & Communications Building between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

To drop-off your desktop or laptop computer for support, bring the CPU without keyboard, mouse, or monitor, and bring laptops with the electrical cord. The receptionist or the on-call technician in the C&C building will take your equipment and log it in the Work Order system for service. If no advance appointment has been made with a technician, the equipment will be serviced by the next available technician, and you will be called when the equipment is ready for pickup. Your contact information must be left with the equipment if questions arise.

Consultations with a technician about dropped off computers are available only by appointment.

Data Recovery and E-mail Recovery

Data recovery is available if the data is recoverable. CSS will attempt to recover data accidentally deleted from your system or that was damaged in a hard drive crash. There is no guarantee that data will be recovered, and extensively damaged drives may need to be sent to a professional organization specializing in data recovery. All data recovered will be transferred to your new hard drive, a flash drive or on a CD.

E-mail recovery (UCR e-mail only) is available and there is a 1 to 3-day turnaround for retrieving your e-mail. The recovered e-mail will be transferred to a CD, and a CSG technician will deliver and restore the e-mail.

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

Computing & Communications
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541
E-mail: helpdesk@ucr.edu

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