Returning to Campus

New: UC Santa Cruz has released an updated campus guidelines and resources booklet and new guidelines for meetings, events, and visitors.

UC Santa Cruz operations are close to what was underway before the pandemic.

A campus services webpage provides a snapshot of what is open as we start fall quarter. Information is also available on office and department websites.

Most COVID-19 requirements have been lifted, though some requirements and recommendations remain:

  • Face coverings: UC Santa Cruz requires that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face covering when accessing shared campus indoor spaces, particularly those that are open to the general public. Learn more about requirements for face coverings.
  • Daily symptom checks: Students, employees and visitors, including those who are vaccinated, must complete daily symptom checks when they are on-site, a requirement set by Cal/OSHA.
  • COVID-19 training: COVID-19 training is still required for all employees who are on site at any UCSC facility. The current training is being revised, and we will pass along the revised information when it is ready.
  • Asymptomatic testing protocol: UC Santa Cruz has released fall 2021 testing requirements for both unvaccinated students and employees and availability for vaccinated students and employees. Unvaccinated students (undergraduate and graduate) living in university housing or who are on-site for any reason are required to have COVID-19 tests at least every four days. Unvaccinated staff and faculty who come on-site for any reason are also required to test at least every four days.
  • UC vaccination policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all faculty, staff, academic appointees, and students accessing facilities at any UC campus this fall. Employees and students can submit proof of vaccination online or request an exemption.

Support for managers and supervisors: Have questions? Visit Office Hours with Staff HR and EH&S on Fridays starting at 1 p.m.

Last update: September 17, 2021