New Fall Hours • COVID-19 Update

The Silicon Valley Campus is open 4–9:30 p.m. on Monday–Friday and 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday.

All campus visitors must be vaccinated, 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


Proof of COVID vaccination to be mandatory for all campus visitors

Sept. 10, 2021—The University of California Office of the President has announced a systemwide policy to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall beginning Sept. 1. 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.

Please upload proof of COVID vaccination or your request for exception or deferment today!

To visit the Silicon Valley Campus you will need to:


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


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.


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

Please get your vaccine today!

September brings a new opening

At long last, we get to welcome you back to the campus for limited in-person instruction starting in September! Fall courses are open for enrollment.

Limited fall business hours

Beginning Sept. 1, we will be open to the public. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption will be required to enter the building. New fall building hours will be:

  • Silicon Valley Campus Hours
    Monday–Friday • 4–9:30 p.m. and Saturday • 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Student Service Hours
    Monday–Friday • 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Choose your own learning mode

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


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