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March 25, 2020

New Business Hours

Due to the current shelter in place order, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension has moved most of its administrative operations to remote locations.

All of our spring courses are available remotely. We are offering both live and online courses—mostly evenings and weekends—as well as our traditional self-paced online courses.

Although the building is closed except for specific appointments, we are still here to help you out with any questions you may have during regular business hours. Our Student Success teams are on hand to answer your questions and help you plan out your courses.

Reduced Hours For Phone & Email: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Please give us a call or send us an email and we'll get right back to you!

Stay safe and take good care. And, keep learning!

March 17, 2020

All Spring Courses Moved to Remote Format

Due to the new shelter in place order by Santa Clara County, we have moved all of our courses to a remote format. Please contact us if you have any questions or face a hardship continuing your course remotely.

March 16, 2020

Ongoing Courses Moved to Remote Format

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve on a daily basis. It is a crisis of enormous scale and impact unlike anything we have seen before. A week ago, we made operational adjustments, moving most of our ongoing courses to a remote format. However, the current situation requires us to make additional adjustments to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the community. Effective Monday, March 16, we are moving instruction for all of our current courses to Zoom with very few exceptions.

This decision, made in consultation with UCSC administration and following the latest guidance from Santa Clara County Health Department for social distancing and enhanced sanitization.

We will let you know about possible changes to upcoming courses as soon as possible.

Core Expertise – High Quality Learning

We remain committed to bringing our students the kind of hands-on, interactive experience that has been happening on our campus for decades. Our courses are being taught by industry experts in a live Zoom setting in small groups that allow for a high level of personalization, very similar to what one would experience in a classroom. For courses involving a lab, we will provide students access to the appropriate software to ensure the highest quality learning outcomes.

We can't thank our instructors enough for the extra work involved in implementing this effort so rapidly and so effectively. We will return to in-person or hybrid delivery when we are assured of your health and safety.

No Extension-Related Cases to Date

To date we have no reports of students, instructors, or staff who have been exposed to the coronavirus and we are currently open for classes as usual. We have taken additional measures to increase cleaning of shared areas and equipment between classes and have made cleaning materials available to visitors.

The campus remains open and operational. However, we strongly urge you to practice social distancing and enhanced sanitization. Instructors will be in touch with students to inform them of class continuation on the remote Zoom format, or otherwise, as appropriate.

Extension Policy Updates

To accommodate the extra challenges we know you face, we have initiated changes to our drop, swap and refund policy. Please learn more on our website about this policy. If you have any unique challenges, please let us know.

We are confident that together we will overcome this crisis, and life will return to normal. Many of you are likely experiencing additional stressors in your work and personal lives and we hope you and your families and friends are healthy and well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, if we can help answer any questions you may have about our policies. Many of your questions may be answered on our FAQ page regarding our policies and the impact of the crisis on international studies.

The preventive measures being taken by UCSC, the government, and the business community are critical to responsibly and successfully addressing this situation. Our best course of action is to do our part to prevent the spread of the virus. We want to reiterate that your health, safety and well-being remains our highest priority.

Our top priority is your health.

March 9, 2020

Dear Silicon Valley Campus Community,

The coronavirus (COVID-19) raises concerns for everyone about what might be the healthiest and safest way to go about our daily lives. We intend to provide you with the latest information we have about our response to the epidemic and how it may affect your ongoing and future courses at the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley facility. Please bookmark this page so you can find our latest updates as they arise.

Precautions

To date we have no reports of students, instructors, or staff who have been exposed to the coronavirus and we are currently open for classes as usual. We have taken additional measures to increase cleaning of shared areas and equipment between classes and have made cleaning materials available to visitors.

Remote Study Opportunities

We understand that the situation is rapidly changing and are working with instructors to identify classes that can accommodate remote learning. Many of our instructors have already stepped forward to begin facilitating this change. Please visit our Remote Learning Opportunities page for more information.

Upcoming Events

Events at the UCSC Silicon Valley Campus may need to be rescheduled or shifted to an online/remote format.

Top Image: CDC illustration of virus, named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM