Statements & news


August 3, 2020

Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer

Dear Campus Community,

In a previous message about the incidents of Zoom bombing on campus, we committed to making improvements to our Zoom service in order to strengthen security and privacy settings as mechanisms to mitigate further acts of Zoom bombing. We are writing to provide an update to you about the specifics of those changes, which will be rolled out between now and the start of the fall semester.

July 30, 2020

People & Culture

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for sharing your opinions in our third coronavirus Employee Morale Survey. 

The headlines this month are ‘steady as we go.’ With a few notable exceptions, your feelings remain largely unchanged as to the effects coronavirus is having on our lives. One of the big changes is in your view of working from home once shelter in place is lifted (more of you prefer to work from home) which is understandable given California’s recent surge in positive cases.

July 27, 2020


This past Sunday, July 26, 2020, marked the 30th anniversary of the day the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. 

July 21, 2020

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear Colleagues,

As you are all aware, the trend lines regarding COVID-19 positive cases in Alameda county, the region, and the state, show that infections continue to increase.

July 17, 2020

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear Campus Community:

As more members of the campus community return, we know that many of you have questions about the sharing of information regarding positive COVID-19 cases that might occur in your campus units or in your building.

July 16, 2020

UC Office of the President

The University of California announced today (July 16) that it has offered a record number of California freshmen and transfer students admission to at least one of its nine undergraduate campuses for fall 2020.

Admission offers to California freshmen increased by 8,288 (up 12 percent compared to last year), with the admission rate rising to 70 percent (up by 9 percentage points). Offers to California Community College transfer students were up by 1,374 for a total of 28,074, with the admission rate remaining steady at 76 percent for the second year in a row.