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

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

What's Going On

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Check out our new certificate program and fall fun!

Summer is coming to a close -- thank goodness, because that means more fun events and exciting classes at UCR Palm Desert. We have programs for everyone, whether you're looking to build your connections and skills, hear an engaging discussion, or expand your knowledge. See what's next by checking our events calendar. 

  • Lit Flicks: The Perks of Being a Wallflower - 6 p.m. Sept. 6   RSVP now!
  • NEW! Advanced Nonprofit Management certificate program: Deadline for applications is Sept. 6. Call: 951-827-1623 Enroll now!
  • FREE Digital Arts and Design program info session: 10-11 a.m. Oct. 7  Enroll now!
  • Arts & Letters: Tod Goldberg - 6 p.m. Oct. 11 RSVP now!

More Information 

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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