Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

May 18 — Message from President

If you missed the virtual graduation recognition ceremony posted on Sunday, you can still watch it by visiting The ceremony features addresses by university and government dignitaries, as well as a scroll of names of everyone who completed the requirements for undergraduate and graduate degrees in 2020. Graduates: It is not too late to post your photo on The Gallery of Graduates. Send your photo, along with major and hometown to and view the gallery on the commencement page.

Next up: Summer classes. The first courses begin on May 26 and will run through June 27. You can find out more and sign up at by following this link on our home page.

The university has begun the process of planning for reopening in the fall. We are working with the CSCU System Office to develop a plan for safe return to campus with appropriate social distancing measures.  At the same time, we are preparing for any resurgence of COVID-19, by making our courses and support services ready to be delivered online if necessary.

Last week we completed a Campus Re-opening Planning Document for the CSCU System office that detailed some of the steps we think necessary for reopening, as well as a list of questions that we need state officials to answer for us.  While that report is being considered at the System office, we will now begin more detailed plans as we work through departments, buildings, and functions to be sure that we have considered every important detail to keep our community safe.

Stay tuned for more information posted on this FAQ page and via email and other channels.  We hope to have detailed plans for fall very soon.