Coronavirus

The University of California is vigilantly monitoring and responding to new information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has been declared a global health emergency.

12:53 pm    April 22, 2021

UC encourages COVID-19 vaccinations for university communities while reviewing policy requirements

The University of California today (April 22) shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall. Read the full release on encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations for university communities while reviewing policy requirements here. Student FAQs and employee FAQs are also available. Please send feedback on the policy to CovidVaccinePolicyComments@ucop.edu


9:18 am    April 22, 2021

Campus plans for fall instruction released to date

Individual UC campuses have begun to release plans for fall instruction. Plans may be updated further in the future; this is a rolling list and campuses will be added as they release more information. Please check with individual campuses regarding any questions. The UC system as a whole plans to return to primarily in-person instruction as of fall 2021.

UC Berkeley: An update on UC Berkeley’s plans for the fall semester (March 16, 2021)
UC Irvine: UC Irvine Admissions and COVID-19 (microsite)
UCLA: Planning for a fall return to campus (April 2, 2021)
UC Merced: Campus ready: Fall 2021 (March 9, 2021)
UC Riverside: Color tiers will end; UC Riverside revisits fall plans (April 21, 2021)
UC San Diego: Office of the Chancellor: Fall instruction planning update (April 5, 2021)
UC Santa Barbara: Fall 2021 planning update: In-person instruction and housing (April 16, 2021)
UC Santa Cruz: Update on fall quarter instructional planning (March 23, 2021)


3:43 pm    March 22, 2021

The University of California issues financial aid plans for second round of emergency grant funding for students (CRRSAA)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) provided $23 billion to address higher education challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, about one-third of which is allocated to colleges and universities to provide emergency grant aid to students. See a summary of how the University of California plans to implement the CRRSAA emergency aid.



11:05 am    January 11, 2021

UCLA extends remote instruction and work for spring quarter

To continue doing its part to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, UCLA will offer remote-only instruction for the spring 2021 quarter, which concludes June 11, extending the same protocols already in place this academic year. There will be a limited number of in-person or hybrid instruction courses that are necessary to train students for essential workforce position. Learn more by reading the announcement: UCLA extends remote instruction and work for spring quarter.


10:46 am    January 11, 2021

UC plans for fall 2021 in-person instruction across its 10 campuses

The University of California announced today (Jan. 11) that it is planning for a return to primarily in-person instruction systemwide starting fall 2021, enabling prospective and current students as well as their families to understand our goal well in advance amid the uncertainties of the pandemic. With robust research advancements and COVID-19 vaccines soon becoming available to students, staff and faculty, UC is preparing to welcome students back to all its campuses this fall, while remaining vigilant in all critical prevention efforts and continuing to prioritize the health and well-being of the University community. Learn more about UC plans for fall 2021 in-person instruction across its 10 campuses.




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