We end Week 3 with good news: The uptick in positive COVID-19 cases that we experienced last week seems to have abated. We are pleased to see our campus respond so quickly to a serious situation, and thank you for recommitting to preventive measures such as wearing face coverings, social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings. As a result, campus was alerted Wednesday that face-to-face classes and previously approved indoor activities such as study areas resumed Thursday, April 15.
A reminder of last week’s pointers for those seeking to get vaccinated against COVID-19, especially now that all those age 16 and over are eligible in California:
- Remember that you can still be infected with COVID-19 in between your two-dose vaccine regimen. Make sure you continue mask-wearing, social distancing, and other safety protocols.
- If you do contract COVID-19 between vaccine doses, you should isolate for the required 10 days and then, provided you are asymptomatic, reschedule your second vaccine.
- It is widely expected that supplies will be low at first, now that all those 16 and older qualify for vaccination. Expect delays in appointment scheduling, but keep trying.
- In California, vaccines are available to those who work or reside in the state, so students should be able to show their student ID and some proof of campus or California address, in order to get a vaccine.
Students who have difficulty securing a vaccine appointment (on either the county website or the state’s website) or encountering other obstacles can stop by the Bronco Health Ambassador table on the Alameda Mall Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or seek help from health ambassadors who are walking around campus in red tie-dye t-shirts.
Welcome to our new international students! We are thrilled you are here. Ninety-three new international undergraduate and graduate students joined us on campus for the first time this spring quarter. This is the first opportunity our students have had to enter the US during the pandemic. For more information or questions about international student services visit the Global Engagement Office’s International Students website or email email@example.com.
Drop deadline is next Friday
Next Friday, April 23, is the deadline to drop a class without a W. Remember that the deadline to drop classes with a W or change grading options to P/NP has been extended to the end of the term. If you have questions or want to discuss options with an advisor, visit the Drahmann Center’s website and select “Make an Appointment.” You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions.
HUB Writing Center Now Open
The HUB Writing Center is back open and ready to help you with writing and public speaking projects. We provide synchronous and asynchronous assistance and look forward to working with you! Please check out our resources as well.
An in-person, outdoor, Sunday Mass for students only will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at the Mission Church this coming Sunday, April 18, and on Sundays throughout the quarter. Preregistration is required each week for these Masses. Reconciliation will be available this coming Sunday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. near the bell tower of the Mission. For weekday night Masses and other programs sponsored by Campus Ministry, please see scu.edu/cm or the Get Connected website.
Thank you again to everyone for helping curb the spread of the virus and protecting our community. Last week’s pause in our reopening is a reminder that we all should stay vigilant in these hopefully final days and months of the pandemic. Stay safe and well.
Vice Provost for Student Life