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Prepared SCU: Plan for Fall 2020

Information and guidance to ensure the safety of our community.

Alert icon Read the latest Santa Clara County health orders impacting SCU’s decisions.

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.

Search COVID-19 and Fall 2020 Updates

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

COVID-19 Information and FAQs

SCU is committed to keeping our campus community healthy, safe, and informed. Find answers to your frequently asked questions, information on financial assistance, and read the latest campus messages and stories.

To report positive COVID-19 results, call 408-554-5100.

COVID-19 Information and FAQs

CARES Act Relief Fund

Students can still apply. Learn what the eligibility requirements are and how to receive assistance.

CARES Act Fund Report

Fund FAQs and How to Apply

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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.

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.

Working Groups’ Areas of Focus

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.

For general questions email covid19@scu.edu.

COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Idea Submission Form
Parent Email Sign Up Form
Academic Technology Contacts
COVID-19 FAQs