Statements & news


November 18, 2019

Chancellor's Office

Today marks the start of United Against Hate Week. Across the Bay Area, individuals, schools, municipalities, and a broad range of civic organizations are holding events designed to catalyze the awareness and actions necessary to confront hatred in its every form. I am proud that many of our students are participating in this essential effort. A full list of scheduled events on the campus and beyond can be found here:

November 12, 2019

Cal Message

Dear Campus Community, 

Today the University of California will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue that the Trump administration acted unlawfully when it decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. 

We want each member of our community to know that regardless of immigration status, you are an essential part of this university, and we will continue to be unequivocal in our support of you and work towards providing a safe and supportive environment for you.

November 1, 2019

Cal Message

Dear Campus Community,

This month is designated Native American Heritage Month. It is a time to honor and celebrate the Native and Indigenous people, past and present, of this continent. At UC Berkeley, it is also a time to acknowledge the university’s fraught relationship with Native communities and to celebrate the work being done to heal that relationship and better support members of Native groups on campus.

October 27, 2019

Public Affairs

Marc Fisher, UC Berkeley’s vice chancellor for administration, and Alicia Johnson, director of emergency management, issued the following message on Sunday morning. It was updated at 4:40 p.m. Sunday to include the news that Moffitt Library will open Monday at 8 a.m. 

Good morning. We are writing with an update about the PG&E power shut-off. But first, we must extend our best thoughts to employees who are themselves affected by the fires in Sonoma County or have family members who are affected.

October 11, 2019

Cal Message

We are pleased to report that the campus has re-connected to  PG&E power as of 1, welcome news that has brought the campus back to normal power.

Classes were previously canceled for today but research activities may resume today and  special events may take place later today and this evening as planned. All parking lots are now open.

The campus is ready for full normal weekend operations for Saturday and Sunday.  Normal weekday operations will start on Monday. 

October 10, 2019

PG&E has shut down power to the UC Berkeley campus. ALL classes are cancelled for Thursday (10/10/2019). Employees, please contact your managers for further direction.

During the power outage, many campus areas and buildings may be dark, which could make navigating the campus more difficult and raise personal safety concerns. For that reason, we encourage members of the campus community to not make unnecessary trips to campus during the power outage.