UCR Summer Sessions 2021 Update

Protecting the health and safety of our campus community has been and will remain UCR's priority. In consideration of the continuing uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, 

UCR Summer 2021 will be offered remotely. 

Summer Sessions classes are offered in different session lengths that fit your schedule. You will get the same high-quality content from the same world-class professors that you do in the fall, winter or spring, just in a shorter timeframe. Summer Sessions class sizes are commonly smaller, which means you can get more facetime with your professors. Plus, financial aid is available for qualified students — just be sure to meet your deadlines and you could receive a grant to help pay for summer classes!

Current UCR students (including students admitted for Fall 2021), students visiting from other college campuses, students not currently enrolled in college and international students can take summer classes at UCR. If you are a current UCR student, you will enroll in summer classes in R'Web starting in early April 2021. All other students submit the Summer Sessions application beginning March 1, 2021.

Take the next step toward your degree in summer. Get started today!

Guaranteed to Run Courses for Summer 2021

Start planning your Summer 2021 course schedule now! These courses will definitely be offered next summer, and you can rest assured that they won't be cancelled for low-enrollment. 

BCH 010, 100
BIOL 002, 003, 005A, 005B, 005C, 030, 102, 105, 107A
CBNS 101, 106, 128
CHEM 001A, 001B, 001C
GEO 004
PHYS 002A, 002B, 002C, 040A
STAT 100A, 100B, 155

ME 010, 118

ECON 002, 101, 104B, 107, 130, 153
ETST 001, 002 ,102, 128
HIST 010, 015, 020, 107
MCS 139
PSYC 001, 002, 011, 012, 110, 134, 140, 150, 152, 160, 178
RLST 012
SOC 001, 142, 143, 149, 150, 151, 176


BUS 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 107, 109, 118, 156



  Cost & Aid

Estimate the cost of your summer classes and discover the financial aid options available on this page. Learn more.



  Dates & Deadlines

Keep track of all the important Summer Quarter dates and deadlines on this page. Learn more.




Whether you are a current UCR student, visiting from another campus or are an international student, get all the information you need about enrolling in Summer Sessions and signing up for classes on this page. Learn more.




Get answers to your Summer Sessions questions and discover the campus resources dedicated to your summertime success on this page. Learn more.




Explore all the classes Summer Sessions has to offer and plan out your summer schedule on this page. Learn more.

Academic Departments and Faculty: Requesting an Exception to Teach a Summer 2021 Course In-Person

In November 2020, we announced that Summer 2021 courses will be offered remotely.  While remote instruction creates challenges, students have voiced an overwhelming preference for remote courses in summer.  The flexibility, safety, and reduced housing costs that remote instruction provides is believed to encourage enrollment.  However, to support courses that require an in-person option, summer 2021 will follow the policies and procedures provided by UCR’s Instructional Continuity Plan, including the possibility of in-person instruction with a remote option by exceptional approval.

If you have any questions, contact the Summer Sessions office at summer@ucr.edu.