Statements & news


April 2, 2020

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear Students, Faculty, Instructors, and GSIs, 

Following the announcement on Friday, March 20 for a revised grading policy for the Spring Semester, the campus has been busy coordinating with colleges and schools to adjust requirements to allow students to take advantage of the policy. 

Vice Chancellor Administration

Dear Colleagues:

This week, the city of Berkeley joined together with six other Bay Area jurisdictions to extend the shelter-in-place order through May 3. In conjunction with this extension, additional restrictions have been put in place to further reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

The challenge has been, and continues to be, that asymptomatic people can feel completely fine while unknowingly endangering others. Sheltering in place has proven to be the most effective method of slowing the spread of this virus.

April 1, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff,

We are writing today to share the latest information regarding the campus budget, our principles for decision making, and our initial recommendations.

March 26, 2020

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

March 23, 2020

Chancellor Carol Christ

Chancellor Carol Christ sent the following message to graduating seniors on Monday, along with a link to a survey:

March 20, 2020

Vice Chancellor, Administration

Dear campus community,

We are writing with updates related to COVID-19. First, a message of thanks for all you are doing to adapt to our new reality of remotely delivered instruction, social distancing, and sheltering in place. It has been a radical and abrupt change in all aspects of our lives and we appreciate your patience as we work to protect the health of the members of our campus community while trying to preserve our mission.