University of California, Riverside

Student Guide

Being a Good Neighbor

UCR offers its students a wide variety of electronic communications resources including Internet and Wireless Network access, email, iLearn, and more. Students are encouraged to widely utilize these resources in support of classroom, research, and other academic activities. Importantly, as with all university assets, use of campus electronic resources comes with certain responsibilities and is subject to constraints required for reliable operations and respect for others’ use of these tools, systems, and services. Thus, as you utilize UCR’s various e-resources, please keep in mind the following guidelines designed to ensure secure and effective access for everyone.

  • Commercial Benefit and Personal Financial Gain – When using electronic services and tools such as iLearn, your student webpage, or the email system, please recall that these resources may not be used for financial gain, including advertising books for sale or rooms for rent.
  • University Policies – When using campus electronic communications resources, please recall that other UCR policies, such as those relating to sexual harassment, govern use of these services. Therefore, please consider (for example) the impact your e-mail messages may have on others, and you should never send e-mail that is considered harassing.
  • Illegal Activities – Please remember that use of campus electronic resources is governed by all applicable federal, state, and local laws. For example, the campus network (including the wireless network and the network in the dorms) may not be used to illegally download copyrighted music or movies.
  • Excessive Use of Campus Electronic Resources – When using UCR electronic resources, students must avoid placing unreasonable bandwidth demands on the network or other electronic systems or services (whether or not this is a result of purposeful or inadvertent actions). For example, students should avoid sending large e-mail attachments to 100s of recipients or using a virus infected computer to connect to the Internet.
  • Representation – The official University of California, Riverside name and seal should not be used in a way that implies you represent UCR.
  • Violations – If you violate the Electronic Communications Policy, or other UCR policies or guidelines related to the use of campus electronic resources, your access may be suspended. Illegal activities, such as the illegal file sharing of copyrighted music, may also result in legal action.

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) 827-6495
Fax: (951) 827-2726