All campus visitors must be fully vaccinated (boosted). Masks are highly recommended. Instructors & staff are required to submit a daily symptom check. COVID updates.
COVID vaccinations and a booster, mandatory for campus visitors
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
- Full Vaccination
Be prepared to show proof of their vaccination and boost status.
UCSC Silicon Valley Extension students can upload proof of vaccination and booster shot online.
Please disregard if you’re enrolled in an online course and don’t plan on visiting the building.
- Vaccination Exceptions
Links to upload proof of vaccine as well the forms for medical or religious exceptions and deferment requests are in the forms library.
- Masks Strongly Recommended
- International Vaccinations
International vaccines and boosters are accepted for UC campus access.
- Staff & Instructors
UC employees (including instructors) are required to submit a COVID Symptom Check questionnaire before entering the facility on the day they plan to be on campus. The latest information about pandemic-related teaching requirements can be found at the Instructor Resource Center site. (Please sign on with your UCSC email.)
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)
- 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.
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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