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Santa Clara University has made the difficult decision to continue remote learning for our undergraduates for the fall quarter, with some limited exceptions, and to suspend plans to bring students back to on-campus housing, again with some exceptions. Our decision is guided by two principles: protect the health and safety of our campus community, and offer a rigorous, transformational education in the long tradition of Jesuit education.
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Health and Safety
Ensure you’re taking care of your health and wellness by social distancing, using face coverings effectively, monitoring your health, and working remotely when possible. See more about our campus Health and Safety protocols.
Teaching and Learning
Our faculty and academic support staff have planned rich virtual classroom experiences that take advantage of the latest technology and best online teaching practices to bring enhanced and inclusive learning opportunities to our students. With every course redesigned to optimize the remote nature of instruction, students will experience a variety of flexible course modalities—a mix of real-time, professor-led classes, recorded lectures, activities and assignments, virtual class discussions with classmates and instructors, and one-on-one online time with professors. See more on Teaching and Learning, including updates on calendar and instruction.
How We Work
With safety as our guiding principle, we will begin a phased return to campus that strives to protect all members of our community. To the extent possible, staff should continue to work remotely unless their job requires their presence on campus or they are unable to work remotely. Learn what to expect, what’s required, and what guides our decisions. See more about How We Work.
Resilience and Recovery Working Groups
Our COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Working Group is planning scenarios for how we will continue to preserve our core academic mission and the well-being of our community.
We're Here to Help
We know these are uncertain times, here are some ways you can get in touch. Stay safe and well.
Students, faculty, and staff: Report positive COVID-19 results at 408-554-5100.