University of California, Riverside

Palm Desert Center


UCR Palm Desert: Our Home in the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert expands the reach of University of California, Riverside into one of the fastest growing regions of California. Established as a teaching and research center, UCR Palm Desert is a catalyst for diversification of the inland desert region by providing relevant regional research, offering innovative graduate programs that attract and retain world class talent to the region, convening and creating partnerships that advance the public good, and impacting the cultural life of the community. 

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts

UCR Palm Desert is home to the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts

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The UCR Palm Desert Center expands the reach of the University of California, Riverside. Our events and programs respond to the real and emerging needs of the region. These lectures, screenings, programs, and events are open to the public!

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General Campus Information

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

Department Information

UCR Palm Desert Center
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

Tel: (760) 834-0800
Fax: (760) 834-0796

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