Campus climate

Solar panels on top of UC Merced campus buildings

UC Merced becomes the first public research university in the country to achieve carbon neutrality

A landmark accomplishment for the campus, two years ahead of its goal.

A woman in PPE tests wastewater on campus

How UC San Diego’s kept a lid on COVID-19 infections

The country's most ambitious wastewater testing initiative, asymptomatic testing kits and an exposure notification system have made the Return to Learn program a success.

Young man smiles in campus garden

UCs top Sierra magazine's ‘Cool Schools’ rankings

UC Irvine takes the top spot with five other UC campuses in the top 30 of the Sierra Club’s sustainable schools list.

Single-use plastic forks on a blue background

UC to ditch single-use plastics

The University of California is taking a stand against the throwaway culture that is choking our oceans and landfills with single-use plastics.

Geisel Library at night

Celebrating an iconic library's 50th anniversary

Acclaimed authors come together in livestreamed events to honor the Geisel Library building’s golden anniversary.

Aggie volunteer arranging food pickups on the lawn

Photographer creates ‘Pandemic Portraits’

Karin Higgins documents the ‘new normal’ at UC Davis, highlighting the silver lining each photo subject has found in this historic moment.

UC Riverside view of palm tree

UC Regents approve principles to guide campus decisions about fall term

The Board of Regents adopted a set of principles, inclusive of testing, contact tracing and more, to guide fall campus reopenings.

Sather Gate

An update on UC Berkeley’s plans for the fall semester

Campus leaders offer an update on their ongoing planning for fall semester operations.

Twin firefighters pose in front of a fire truck

For firefighters, ‘twin’ paths led to UC Davis

The career paths of identical twins Cara Martinez and Meggie Elledge meet inside the UC Davis fire station.

Lone students walks UC San Diego campus

UC San Diego introduces COVID-19 testing program on campus

Return to Learn aims to test on a recurring basis and better position the campus to resume in-person activities in the fall.