COVID-19 Update

All campus visitors must be fully vaccinated AND BOOSTED, wear a mask, & submit a COVID symptom check. Visit our COVID page for updates.

a microscopic view of the novel coronavirus sars-cov-2

COVID update: Vaccinations Required for Silicon Valley Campus


COVID vaccinations & booster is mandatory for campus visitors

Jan. 7, 2022—COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory for all staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus.

At the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus, students and instructors attending flexible format courses this month must show proof of being fully vaccinated (vaccination plus a booster shot.)

Note new building hours below.


To visit the Silicon Valley Campus you will need to:


Provide proof of vaccine

People will be asked to show proof of vaccination at the building entrance as well as a government photo ID. UCSC Silicon Valley Extension students can upload proof of vaccination online. Please do this right away.

You can find the link to upload your proof of vaccine as well the forms for medical or religious exceptions and deferment requests in the forms library.

Please disregard if you’re enrolled in an online course and don’t plan on visiting the building. Vaccination Exceptions

Fill out a daily questionnaire

Every campus visitor is required to respond to a short daily symptom questionnaire. Students enrolled in Extension courses should fill out an online UCSC Visitor COVID-19 Symptom Check Questionnaire before entering the building and be prepared to show confirmation at the building entrance. We will also have printed copies of this questionnaire available at the building entrance. You must fill out the questionnaire each day you intend to visit campus.

Wear a mask inside the building

Everyone must wear face coverings at all times when inside the Santa Clara building regardless of vaccination status.


Limited building access

  • 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.



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.

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

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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)

Updates and Notifications

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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