COVID-19 Update

All campus visitors must be fully vaccinated (boosted). Masks are highly recommended. Instructors & staff are required to submit a daily symptom check. COVID updates.

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COVID update: vaccinations required. Masks highly recommended.


COVID vaccinations and a booster, mandatory for campus visitors

Masks optional

April 11, 2022—We have entered the third year of this global pandemic, adapting to ever-changing guidance and laws. The Omicron variant has made the past few months challenging, but we're fortunately seeing significant reductions in Santa Clara County transmission rates. 

Masks, while not mandatory at the Silicon Valley campus, are strongly recommended by campus leadership and local public health officials regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.

We support those who wish to continue masking, especially those who are immunocompromised or otherwise concerned about their health while on campus. We ask that our community be gracious and respectful of each other's personal decisions to mask or not and be mindful of our Principles of Community as we continue to modify campus requirements based on COVID-19 data and the evolving situation in our local and state communities.

Current requirements for campus visitors


Building & Student Service Hours

  • Silicon Valley Campus Hours: Monday–Friday • 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Student Service Hours: Monday–Friday • 8 a.m.–5 p.m.



  • Real-Time Instruction
    • Classroom / In Person
    • Live-Online (Fully Synchronous)
    • Flexible
  • Remote Self-Directed
    • Online Self-Study
    • Online Traditional
  • A Little of Both
    • Hybrid Classroom
    • Hybrid Live-Online

Choose your own learning mode.


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International student information on 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.

Informational Resources

Santa Clara County Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UC Santa Cruz Main Campus Response
(Note: Because we are not located on the main campus in Santa Cruz, not all the information on the main campus page is applicable to USCS Silicon Valley Extension students)

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