We are so proud of our Bronco community, as another week has gone by with very few positive COVID-19 cases, even as certain outdoor activities and limited face-to-face classes resumed last Thursday after a brief halt. Thank you for prioritizing safety by continuing to wear face coverings and maintaining social distancing as our campus gets increasingly vaccinated and closer to our planned reopening in fall.
Other news of note:
Across campus, more than 300 students and nearly 370 faculty and staff have already used the campus Vax Verify system to register that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Keep up the good work! Not only do vaccines help protect our campus overall, once you have been fully vaccinated for three weeks, you are no longer required to participate in mandatory weekly testing for those coming to campus.
To verify your own vaccination through Vax Verify, bring a CDC vaccination card showing either two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, along with your SCU ID, to the Benson Memorial COVID testing center.
Vaccine Availability Near Campus
To find information about vaccination sites convenient to campus and when they open up for appointments, keep checking the state website or the county website, or follow the Twitter account @HealthySCC for advice and other information.
Students who are looking for guidance on how to get to testing sites from campus can click on the Valley Transportation Authority web page, where they can find information about VTA’s free bus or light-rail rides to vaccine appointments. Clicking on their interactive site will provide directions to testing sites including Levi’s Stadium.
COVID Testing and Vaccination
The COVID testing center in Lucas Hall will be closing as of Friday, April 23. The testing center in Benson (Williman Room) will continue to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All currently enrolled students are required to meet with their assigned faculty advisor during the Mandatory Advising Period (May 3-14). This meeting is designed to help you plan ahead for next year and to check in about your progress within your major. Undeclared students are able to meet with either their faculty advisor or an advisor in the Drahmann Center. Please note that a hold is placed on all students that will prevent fall term enrollment until the Mandatory Advising requirement is completed, so schedule your appointments now.
Benson Memorial Center
The Benson Memorial Center is open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Individual study space is available in Parlor B, the Basement Lounge, and the California Mission Room. Outdoor dining and study space is available adjacent to the fountain and the area between the bookstore and the MCC/Shapell Lounge.
We are excited for the highly anticipated opening of the Sullivan Aquatics Center to current students and winter quarter graduates—happening on Monday, April 26. The pool will be open the following hours for the rest of this quarter:
Monday - Friday 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.
The pool, like the parking garage weight room, is open by reservation. There are 15 spots (13 traditional lap lanes and two open water lanes) during each 45-minute window to reserve for swimming (laps or leisure). We are sorry but there is no sunbathing at the pool at this time.
Dunne Outdoor Volleyball Court
The sand volleyball court adjacent to Dunne Hall is open for student use. Users should wear a facial covering, and wash their hands before and after use.
An in-person, outdoor, Sunday Mass for students only will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at the Mission Church this coming Sunday, April 25, 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.
Enjoy your weekend, and thank you for continuing to stay safe and protecting your health and that of your fellow Broncos.
Vice Provost for Student Life