Statements & news


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

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

As we head into spring break, I would like to take a moment to express my deep gratitude to each and every one of you for helping our campus navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear Campus Community,

The campus has faced tremendous challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Decisions and actions have been taken at an extraordinary pace and the response from our community has been inspirational. Guiding the decision making has been the principle of prioritizing the health and well-being of the community. In addition, every effort has been made to preserve the instructional and research missions of our university. 

March 18, 2020

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dear campus community,

Our community has pulled together in positive and innovative ways in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The expanding outbreak and the current Bay Area shelter-in-place orders mandate that we be more explicit in how we respond to this growing public health challenge. 

March 16, 2020

UC Office of the President

The University of California continues to respond to the fast-moving developments surrounding COVID-19. Already, most of our locations across the state have curtailed academic and operational activity and, following the guidance of the Governor, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, we continue to take steps to best protect our students, faculty, staff and communities.