Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Enjoy a fully remote summer of professional education at the Silicon Valley Campus and the re-emergence of in-person courses in September. Visit our COVID update page.

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COVID update for Silicon Valley Campus

COVID vaccinations to be mandatory for all campus visitors

June 11, 2021—The University of California Office of the President has notified campus leaders that it is finalizing a policy to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall. The requirement aims to protect the health of all members of the UC community as well as the general public as we transition from remote work and instruction back to UC campuses.

The finalized policy and an updated Q&A are expected by July 15.

For more information, please read UCSC Chancellor Cindy Larive's latest announcement.

A virtual summer '21 schedule for UCSC professional education

June 7, 2021—Our plan at the UCSC Silicon Valley campus is to continue bringing you the most interesting courses in modalities that serve you best and keep you healthy.

Remote Learning Continues

Our remote format has been popular and we are continuing our all-virtual, classroom experience with live instruction, plus online, self-paced courses through August 2021. We have about 160 courses for you to choose from—100+ live-online and 50+ self-paced online.

Summer Business Hours

The building in Santa Clara will remain closed to the public through summer and we are maintaining shortened office hours.

UCSC Silicon Valley campus continues to handle administrative operations from remote locations and we are here when you need us.

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. except holidays. See our Academic Calendar for more information.

  • Call Student Services—408.861.3860
  • Email Student Services—
  • Tech Help for Students & Instructors
  • Call UC Scout—408.450.4962
  • Documents & Building Access Questions — If you need to pick up documents or gain access to the building, please contact Debbie Medeiros, our Operations Manager, by email or by telephone to make an appointment., 408-861-3705


What’s happening in the fall?

Fall courses open for enrollment June 16.

September brings a new opening! At long last, we get to welcome you back to the campus for in-person instruction!

We can't wait to see you and to celebrate a successful campus opening. We are planning for this to happen beginning in September. We’ll be strictly adhering to all Santa Clara County regulations. Campus guidelines and protocols will be posted here and provided to students when they enroll in on-site courses.

Of course, things can change quickly as we emerge from the global pandemic, but we are optimistic and getting ready for those of you who are interested in joining us in our newly remodeled Santa Clara campus.

Fall business hours

We're planning on resuming our traditional business hours beginning Sept. 1.

  • 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m. • Monday–Friday
  • 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. • Saturday

Continued choice

Also, because of the success of our live-online and online/self-paced modalities, we will continue to offer many of programs in a variety of formats.

  • Classroom / In Person
  • Live-Online (Fully Synchronous)
  • Flexible
  • Online Self-Study
  • Online Traditional
  • Hybrid Classroom
  • Hybrid Live-Online
  • Short virtual courses that take fewer than 30 days to complete

We'll know more soon and will be in touch. If you are not sure you're on our mailing list and would like to receive updates, please sign up to receive the latest news.

International Student Information—Health Insurance

International students on the UCSC Silicon Valley Anthem Blue Cross plan are covered if they contract the coronavirus. It will be covered like any other illness.

Stay safe. Take good care. And, keep learning!

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FAQ relating to the coronavirus at Extension

Please visit our FAQ page on the coronavirus.

Remote Learning & Online Courses

Please visit our new for a Remote Learning Opportunities page for general information about our live-online courses and our self-paced online learning courses.

Informational Resources

Santa Clara County Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UC Santa Cruz Main Campus Response

Top Image Credit: This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. SARS-CoV-2, also known as 2019-nCoV, is the virus that causes COVID-19. The virus shown was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Image captured and colorized at NIAID's Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana. Credit: NIAID