University of California, Riverside

Student Computing Services


Spotlight on Student Computing Services

Student Computing Services (SCS) supports 9 student computer labs, including 7 public labs and 2 non public labs, with approximately 293 public lab hours per week (with reduced hours during breaks and summer). Additionally, we support a student laptop checkout program of 144 laptops available through the Front Desk and Latitude 55 in the Highlander Union Building (HUB), and the Watkins computer lab.

SCS staff provide assistance with use of the computer labs, student email (and related Google services), iLearn, wireless network access, VPN, and other services used by UCR students. Assistance is available by:

  • Coming to any of our public computer labs during open hours
  • Stopping by the Bear Help support desk in the HUB front lobby
  • Calling (951) 827-4848 (IT4U)
  • Emailing

We employ three full time staff, and approximately 27 trained Lab Consultants, to assist students with the use of our services.

Our Mission

Student Computing Services strives to offer UCR students the highest level of computer services and facilities. Our primary mission - to support instruction and students with the tools and technologies necessary for classwork and research - is facilitated by:

  • Providing courteous customer service
  • Providing the highest level of basic assistance to those who use our services
  • Maintaining equipment and software at the highest possible standard and striving for a maximum down-time of 48 hours
  • Maintaining a clean and friendly computing environment for all who use our facilities

More Information 

General Campus Information

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

Department Information

Student Computing Services
2103 Watkins Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4848 (827-IT4U)