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Prepared SCU

Information and guidance to ensure the safety of our community.

Alert icon Restricted Access to Campus: Santa Clara County continues to have widespread risk of COVID-19. Restrictions on activities and travel remain in effect.

Santa Clara County Health Orders

Following the post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases, we continue to monitor major public health orders and directives from the state and county, which impact our ability to re-open campus.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Santa Clara County continues to be in the most-restrictive “purple tier” in California’s system for COVID-19 openings, which limits the types of in-person instruction that can occur. Students are allowed to move into reduced-capacity on-campus housing (as we have planned) under purple tier, following safety and social-distancing protocols.

Mandatory Directive on Travel

Currently in Santa Clara County, anyone coming into the county from more than 150 miles away must self-quarantine for 10 days. If this were still in effect in the winter quarter, students traveling from more than 150 miles away would be effectively “locked down” for 10 days.

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Student Experience

We have a rich array of programming and offerings for students. Discover how to get involved on our Get Connected hub and find comprehensive information on student life in our Guide for Students.

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Health and Safety

Ensure your health and wellness by social distancing, using face coverings effectively, monitoring your health, and working remotely when possible.

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Teaching and Learning

Our faculty and academic support staff continue to offer rich, virtual classroom experiences that take advantage of the latest technology and best online teaching practices.

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How We Work

With safety as our guiding principle, we continue a phased return to campus that strives to protect all members of our community. To the extent possible, staff continue to work remotely. Learn what to expect, what’s required, and what guides our decisions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

SCU is committed to keeping our campus community healthy, safe, and informed. Find answers to your frequently asked questions.

Ask Professor Kat Saxton Weekly Q&A Episodes

Crucial health information, from how to safely connect with friends to the latest campus health and safety protocols. Tune in once a week to get your questions answered.

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“Amid the pandemic’s impact and the changes in our daily lives, our mission as a Jesuit university endures. Central to this tradition is cura personalis, the care for each person, in mind, body, and spirit.”

President Kevin O’Brien, S.J.

Community of Care

Broncos, we are all in this together. We all will be asked to commit to do our part to keep our community safe and healthy, including:

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Follow social distancing guidelines

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Wear face coverings inside and outside

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Wash hands regularly

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Sanitize and wipe down surfaces

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.

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