March 3, 2021 

Dear CSUCI Dolphins:

Efforts are currently underway to plan for in-person instruction, on-campus housing, student services, and other campus operations for the Fall 2021 semester. Planning efforts are being led by the respective areas within each Division responsible for the provision of these programs and services. As planning continues, the campus approach will be as optimistic as possible striving to meet our maximum capacity – both in terms of space and students served – while prioritizing safety and ensuring compliance with Ventura County Public Health, as well as our own Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) requirements.

At this point, our plans hinge upon how vaccinations will impact infection, hospitalization, and fatality rates in the coming months, and consequently, how behavioral mitigations like physical distancing will be defined. As such, we must acknowledge that a high degree of uncertainty will remain with regards to local, state, and national health guidelines and, therefore, campus planning will need to remain flexible and responsive to a variety of scenarios. The campus is targeting April 26 to finalize all plans, which is the beginning of Fall semester registration for continuing students.

Moving forward, monthly updates about our planning progress will be provided to the campus. These updates and all finalized campus plans will be made available on our Fall 2021 Semester Planning webpage so that you and your family can make plans.

If you have any questions, please email so your questions may be directed to the appropriate area for a response. 

I know this past year has been difficult for everyone and we are all extremely proud of what you have done to persevere and continue on your path towards degree completion.

I am excited and hopeful at the prospect of welcoming you—in person—to the campus in the Fall.

Richard Yao, Ph.D.
Interim President

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