January 10, 2022
We hope that you are continuing to enjoy a safe, healthy and peaceful holiday break. Over the past several weeks, we have continued to monitor the increase in COVID-19 cases, which is due primarily to the highly transmissible Omicron variant. We continue to take actions that keep the health of our students and entire CSUN community as our priority. It is with this in mind that we will begin the first three weeks of the spring semester with virtual instruction. Classes will begin primarily remotely from Monday, January 24 through Saturday, February 12. On-campus instruction will begin on Monday, February 14. If you are enrolled in a course that requires in-person activities during this time, you will receive an email from your instructor and students can access their courses on Canvas to find details about delivery of instruction.
This is a temporary measure that will allow what is anticipated to be a mid-January spike in COVID-19 cases to subside before a return to in-person learning.
To ensure a successful return, there are a number of things to note:
Vaccine Boosters and Testing
The CSU recently announced that all students who are eligible will be required to receive a booster shot to return to campus. In addition, the university believes that COVID testing is an important tool in the reduction of viral spread and encourages all employees and students to engage in testing as appropriate. Please visit Matadors Forward, Health and Safety for more information.
Some important information to note:
- All students coming to campus and who are eligible for a booster (six months after final dose of Pfizer/Moderna or two months after Johnson & Johnson) will be required to provide verification of a booster shot through self-certification by February 4.
- Students who have not had a booster shot will be required to test weekly while on campus until certification of a booster shot is submitted.
- Students qualifying for a religious or medical exemption from vaccination will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing on campus at no cost. Information about on campus testing is available online at Matadors Forward in Student Quick Links, Health and Safety.
- To find a vaccine clinic near you, go to MyTurn.ca.gov.
Academic and Student Support Services, Housing, Technology Support
- While classes will be remote until Feb. 14, academic and student support services will remain open for students, either in person or virtually. These include advising, financial aid, student health and counseling services and the university library, among others.
- Student Housing residents will continue to have access to facilities and services.
- CSUN will provide loans of laptops and other technology hardware needed for remote instruction. For assistance, click here.
Our top priorities remain ensuring the health and safety of our students and doing all that we can to ensure your academic progress and success. Please know that we are here for you and there are many resources to help and provide assistance to students. If you have questions or need additional information, go to Matadors Forward.
Mary Beth Walker, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Colin Donahue, Vice President for Administration and Finance & CFO