January 7, 2022
Dear CSUN Community,
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.
Our spring semester begins on January 24, which falls into the timeframe that public health officials anticipate will be the peak of the largest COVID-19 case surge. Out of an abundance of caution, CSUN will begin the spring semester with temporary primarily remote instruction for the first three weeks of the semester, Monday, January 24 through Friday, February 11. We will resume in-person instruction on Monday, February 14. Some courses will proceed with an in-person start on January 24, and students can access their individual courses on Canvas or look for emails from their instructor to learn details about the delivery of instruction.
This temporary measure will allow the January case spike to subside before beginning in-person instruction, which will help to minimize the spread of COVID-19 across our campus community, and ensure our faculty and staff are able to support a quality educational experience for our students.
Although instruction will start primarily virtual, our campus facilities and services will remain open and accessible to students, whether they want to visit them in person or access remotely.
Prior to winter break, the California State University announced a new policy that requires students, faculty and staff who are eligible to receive booster shots to provide proof of vaccine. All eligible students and non-represented employees will be expected to provide proof of a booster shot by February 4 and upload their self-certification to the CSUN portal. Represented employees should refer to the link below for more information on vaccination requirements.
For important details for students, click here. Employees can find additional critical information here.
Protecting the health and safety of our entire CSUN community as we continue to ensure our students are able to successfully advance toward degree completion remains our highest priority. With these protective measures in place, we look forward to a successful start to our spring 2022 semester.
ERIKA D. BECK, PH.D.
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8230
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