Statements & news


September 24, 2020

Division of Student Affairs

This email is sent on behalf of University Health Services (UHS)

Dear Faculty and Staff - 

September 17, 2020

Vice Chancellor, Administration

We are pleased to announce an expansion of the Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant consequences it has had for those responsible for the care of dependents. The program is now available to all benefits-eligible employees and students. All can use up to 120 hours of in-home or center-based care for children or adult dependents, for a low hourly copay. 

This expanded program begins today for all academic employees and students, and on October 1st for all staff employees. The program lasts through June 30, 2021. 

September 11, 2020


Dear Campus Community,

The smoke from the California fires has caused our local air quality to worsen. Currently, the Air Quality Index (AQI) for Berkeley is between 201-300 which is in the "Very Unhealthy” category. At this level we recommend that all employees and students in the region take steps to reduce your exposure, whether you are on campus or at home:

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce an open call for nominations for the 2020 UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development. The UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development (UC WI) is a unique, experiential, systemwide program for mid-career woman-identified professionals that brings together participants from every UC location.  

September 10, 2020

Dear Campus Community,

The U.S. Department of Education has completed its six-year review of campus compliance with the Clery Act. The review involved an assessment of campus crime statistics, policies and procedures regarding campus safety and crime prevention in place from 2009-2016. 

August 26, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

As we begin a fall semester unlike any other, I want to provide you with updates and new information about our plans, hopes, and expectations for the months ahead.