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Prepared SCU: Plan for Fall 2020

Information and guidance to ensure the safety of our community.

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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.

Search COVID-19 and Fall 2020 Updates

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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.

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Teaching and Learning

We will continue to build upon our substantially enhanced classroom technology platform and invest in more faculty development to ensure that we are ready for flexible modes of learning. SCU students can expect a variety of learning environments when they return in the fall. Many course offerings will be a blend of in-person and online instruction to keep everyone safe. See more on Teaching and Learning, including updates on calendar and instruction.

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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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Student Experience

Extensive planning is underway to adapt SCU’s rich array of co-curricular and residential offerings as we plan for fall 2020. By mid-summer, check in for more comprehensive guidance on student life for the fall. See more about the Student Experience.

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

COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Idea Submission Form
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Academic Technology Contacts