Statements & news


August 19, 2020


We are writing today to share information on preparedness actions, health cconsiderations, and resources with regards to the most likely risk (in addition to COVID-19) that is coming our way - wildfire smoke. Northern California and UC Berkeley have been heavily impacted by wildfire smoke during the last three fall semseters and is currently experiencing air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

The University of California Office of the President has revised the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment policy for all UC campuses. This change complies with new Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education, which went into effect Aug. 14. 

August 17, 2020

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear Campus Community,

We are writing to welcome you to the start of the Fall 2020 Semester and to inform you of important information and resources for this coming academic year. 

This semester does come with challenges, and we have worked with many of you over the spring and summer to identify and address these challenges through careful planning. We want to thank you for your continued dedication, creativity, and flexibility. 

Resources for Fall Instruction

August 10, 2020

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

As a campus, we are called on daily to address complex, sometimes emotional, and oftentimes uncomfortable circumstances in our positions. Consider how quickly we were called on to respond to COVID-19. Suddenly we spent weeks addressing leaves issues, setting up and developing alternative working arrangements, advising managers and supervisors about how to manage remotely and responding to the health and safety needs of everyone. 

August 6, 2020

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear Colleagues, 

Thanks to those of you who tuned into last week’s Campus Conversation in which we, along with Chancellor Christ, gave an update on the campus budget; the event was recorded and can be accessed on the Campus Conversations website. We appreciate your questions and engagement. We find ourselves in an enormously challenging time and ask for your partnership as we look to the future. 

Division of Student Affairs

Dear campus community - 

As you know, we will start the fall 2020 semester with remote instruction and by offering student services remotely. As leaders of the Student Engagement and Services Recovery Management Team, we want to share updates about how we plan to support you and about our readiness plans under the evolving circumstances.