Campus-Wide Messages Archive
The following messages regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were emailed to the SJSU campus community.
Delaying In-Person Instruction Due to Omicron Variant; Residential Housing Move-In; CSU Vaccination Booster Shot Compliance Update; Testing on Campus
January 12, 2022
Interim President Steve Perez updates the campus community on the delay to February 14 for most in-person and hybrid classes as well as booster shot compliance information.
CSU Updates Vaccination Policy to Require Boosters; Monitoring the Omicron Variant; Winter Break Reminders
December 22, 2021
Provost and Administrator-in-Charge Vincent Del Casino, Jr., shares SJSU's response to the CSU's announcement requiring all students, faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
December 15, 2021
President Mary A. Papazian provides an update regarding the state of California's change to mask and testing requirement guidelines.
December 6, 2021
President Mary A. Papazian provides the campus community with an update regarding the Omicron variant.
October 4, 2021
Provost Vincent Del Casino Jr. and VP for Student Affairs Patrick K. Day provide an update regarding student compliance for the CSU vaccination policy deadline of September 30.
August 24, 2021
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The approval of the Pfizer vaccine will hopefully lead to more vaccines being administered, including to those within our own campus community.
August 9, 2021
President Papazian shares a reminder about the upcoming town hall while also sharing compliance measures SJSU will put in place around the CSU vaccination policy that goes into effect September 30.
August 9 Town Hall Reminder; CSU Vaccination Policy Date Clarification; SRAC and Student Union Updates; Physical Distancing and PPE Reminders
August 6, 2021
President Papazian shares a reminder about the August 9 town hall and clarifies dates relating to the CSU's vaccination policy and becoming fully vaccinated by September 30.
SJSU Response to Today’s SCC Mask Mandate; SJSU Adapt Town Hall August 9; CSU Vaccination Requirement and Vaccination Clinic Reminders
August 2, 2021
President Papazian updates the campus community following Santa Clara County's announcement regarding the reinstatement of masks indoors due to the emergence of the Delta variant.
July 27, 2021
President Papazian shares information regarding the CSU's updated vaccination requirement and how it affects SJSU.
July 22, 2021
President Papazian shares recent guidance from Santa Clara County regarding COVID-19 vaccination and wearing of face coverings due to the rise in the Delta variant.
July 15, 2021
SJSU's mask policy has been updated, allowing individuals who are fully vaccinated to not have to wear a mask unless they feel more comfortable doing so.
July 1, 2021
Provost Del Casino shares an update to SJSU's mask policy as well as guidance for events and meetings during the fall semester.
June 24 SJSU Adapt Town Hall; Register for June 25 SJSU Commute Town Hall to Address Parking and Transportation
June 22, 2021
President Papazian shares a reminder with the campus community regarding the upcoming SJSU Adapt town hall and other important information.
SJSU’s Response to State Reopening the Economy; Move to Phase 4 of SJSU Adapt Plan; County Vaccination Reminders
June 16, 2021
President Papazian provides an update on the university's move to Phase 4 of the SJSU Adapt plan in alignment with the state's move to lift the four-tier Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Save the Date: SJSU Adapt Town Hall Set for June 24; Repopulation Reminders and the Future of Work at SJSU; Recognizing our COVID-19 Campus Heroes
June 9, 2021
President Papazian shares information regarding the upcoming SJSU Adapt town hall as well as reminders about repopulation of campus.
May 26, 2021
SJSU has partnered with Santa Clara County to host a pop-up walk-in vaccination clinic on campus June 2.
May 19, 2021
President Papazian shares an update on Santa Clara County's move to the Yellow tier and how it affects SJSU.
SJSU’s Response to CDC Update to Mask Recommendation; CSU Travel Policy Update; Reminders for Campus Repopulation and Potential CSU Vaccination Requirement
May 18, 2021
President Papazian provides an update regarding the CDC's latest update to the mask requirement for fully vaccinated individuals as well as the CSU's updated travel policy.
SJSU Moves to Phase 3 of Adapt Plan; Fall 2021 Course Schedule to Be Released May 6; Reminder of Potential CSU Vaccination Requirement
April 28, 2021
President Papazian shares information on the university's move to Phase 3 of the SJSU Adapt plan and the upcoming release of the course schedule for the fall.
SJSU’s Response to CSU Announcement Regarding Intended Requirement of COVID-19 Vaccinations for Students, Faculty and Staff
April 22, 2021
President Papazian provides additional information regarding the CSU's announcement on the intention to require the COVID-19 vaccine for students, faculty and staff once one or more of the vaccines are fully approved by the FDA.
April 12, 2021
President Papazian shares information regarding drop-in sessions for students, faculty and staff as part of the university's repopulation efforts.
April 7, 2021
President Papazian provides an update on what the State of California's proposed plan to eliminate the four-tier Blueprint to a Safer Economy system means for campus repopulation.
March 24, 2021
President Papazian provides an update on Santa Clara County's move to the Orange tier and reminders ahead of spring break.
March 3, 2021
President Papazian provides an update on Santa Clara County's move to the Red tier and additional information on vaccination eligibility for the education sector.
February 23, 2021
SJSU provides information regarding the education sector becoming available for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Sunday, February 28.
Face-to-Face Classes Return Monday, Feb. 15; Health/Safety Reminders; SJSU as Potential County Vaccination Site
February 8, 2021
President Papazian provides an update regarding spring semester face-to-face classes and SJSU potentially becoming a vaccination site for Santa Clara County.
January 25, 2021
President Papazian provides an update after Gov. Newsom lifted the Stay-at-Home order for the state.
January 13, 2021
With COVID-19 positivity rates remaining high in Santa Clara County and the state, SJSU has announced that all on-campus face-to-face classes will be remote until February 15.
December 9, 2020
President Papazian provides an update after the CSU announced plans to return to in-person learning in fall 2021.
December 8, 2020
SJSU provides an update on positive COVID-19 cases on campus from December 6-8.
December 5, 2020
SJSU provides an update on positive COVID-19 cases on campus during the week of November 29-December 5.
December 4, 2020
President Papazian discusses the changes caused by six Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara County, implementing the state's Regional State at Home Order this weekend.
November 29, 2020
President Papazian shares how Santa Clara County's revisions to mandatory directives affect the university.
November 20, 2020
Further clarification on how operations at SJSU will change due to the county's move into the Purple tier is provided, as well as how the new state curfew affects essential employees.
November 16, 2020
President Papazian shares the university's response to the state moving Santa Clara County to the Purple tier and what operations might be affected.
October 27, 2020
A reminder of the operating hours for student services, an increase of capacity and expanded hours for the SRAC and an updated Social Distancing Protocol form from the county.
October 26, 2020
SJSU learned on Friday afternoon (October 23) of an individual who has COVID-19 and was in Duncan Hall on Tuesday, October 20. The campus has reported the case to the Santa Clara County Public Health Department.
October 14, 2020
President Papazian provides an update after Santa Clara County improved to the Orange Tier in the state’s COVID-19 tracking system.
September 10, 2020
President Papazian shares California State University Chancellor (CSU) Timothy P. White's announcement that all 23 campuses in the system will continue with a primarily virtual instructional approach for the spring 2021 semester.
September 8, 2020
President Papazian provides an update after Santa Clara County improved to the Red Tier in the state’s COVID-19 tracking system.
First Full Week of Fall Semester: Spartan Community Promise; What’s Open; SJSU COVID-19 Symptom Check Tool
August 26, 2020
President Papazian introduces the Spartan Community Promise and new tools to prepare before coming to campus.
August 12, 2020
President Papazian shares a reminder of health and safety expectations for the entire campus community and previews other information that is forthcoming over the next several days.
July 16, 2020
San José State University will host two town halls to provide the campus community the opportunity to ask questions about the SJSU Adapt plan.
July 13, 2020
San José State University has unveiled the four-phase SJSU Adapt plan that details the university’s plans for the fall.
July 8, 2020
President Papazian provides an update following Santa Clara County releasing a new health order.
May 12, 2020
President Papazian provides an update following the CSU’s announcement that the Fall 2020 semester will be mostly virtual.
April 29, 2020
President Papazian provides an update on the extended Shelter-in-Place Order in Santa Clara County.
CSU Chancellor Thanks, Shares Thoughts with CSU Employees
April 28, 2020
California State University Chancellor Timothy White expresses his appreciation for CSU faculty and staff [pdf]while looking ahead to what might come next for the CSU system and its 23 campuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 23, 2020
President Papazian provides insight regarding funding from the federal CARES Act and how SJSU is providing support for students.
April 20, 2020
President Papazian provides a brief overview of SJSU's planning that is underway for the Fall 2020 semester.
April 8, 2020
President Papazian provides information on the online recognition experience for SJSU Spring 2020 graduates.
April 6, 2020
The paid administrative leave for COVID-19 related reasons has been increased from 16 to 32 days.
April 6, 2020
The California State University Chancellor’s Office has asked all CSU campuses to impose a marked slowdown in hiring practices, effective immediately.
April 4, 2020
SJSU provides updates regarding the hours for facilities as the university returns from spring break.
April 4, 2020
SJSU has passed a policy recommendation providing all students with the choice to change their individual course grades from a letter grade to Credit (CR)/ No Credit (NC) for the Spring 2020 semester.
April 3, 2020
SJSU provides updates to accessing pay statements and how to access live paychecks.
April 1, 2020
SJSU provides an update following the extension of the Shelter-in-Place order to May 3.
March 30, 2020
As spring break kicks off, SJSU provides updates on employee options given K-12 school closures, April and May events, and reminders for paychecks and facility closures.
March 27, 2020
SJSU has confirmed that a campus employee has been diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus. The individual is off campus and is recovering at home.
March 27, 2020
With classes fully online, Zoom bombing has become a new trend. Here are tips on how to avoid Zoom bombing.
March 24, 2020
In an op-ed, President Mary A. Papazian requests the U.S. government provided support for SJSU and the entire California State University system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 22, 2020
SJSU has established a guide concerning the refund of fees for tuition, housing, parking, dining and more.
March 21, 2020
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is closed until further notice. Study space and access to computers will be available in the Diaz Compean Student Union.
March 18, 2020
President Papazian shares her thoughts on the COVID-19 health crisis and the impact it has had on the SJSU community.
March 18, 2020
SJSU is postponing the spring Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 20-22. The postponement extends to all college, department and student group celebrations.
March 17, 2020
SJSU has confirmed a member of the campus community has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The individual is an off-campus student and is recovering at home.
March 16, 2020
In response to six Bay Area counties announcing a region-wide order to shelter in place, SJSU has move all courses online for the rest of the semester and recommend the campus community does not come to campus.
March 15, 2020
Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s directive today calling for self-isolation of anyone 65 years of age or older and those with chronic conditions, SJSU is asking from those populations to not come to campus or any of SJSU’s off-site locations.
March 12, 2020
As Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve in Santa Clara County, San Jose State University has been proactively evaluating large-scale events that are scheduled during the spring semester. At this time, the majority of campus-based events for the rest of March have been canceled.
March 12, 2020
In response to the President's decision to suspend in-person classes, on-campus food service will remain open, but with reduced hours.
March 9, 2020
Following the death of a Santa Clara County resident from COVID-19, San Jose State has suspended all in-person classes through Friday, March 13. The campus remains open for business.
March 8, 2020
Because SJSU does not have a confirmed case of COVID-19 identified in our own community, the campus will continue to follow the guidelines of the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health and the guidelines of the California Department of Public Health...
March 5, 2020
While there are no reported cases of the COVID-19 at San Jose State, the university has activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate communications going forward. In the event of a campus closure, information will be shared through Alert SJSU, our primary means of communication in the event of an emergency. Information will also be distributed through email, Twitter, Facebook, and the Health Advisories website...
February 28, 2020
While there are no reported cases of COVID-19 within the SJSU community at this time, the university is consulting with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of State. Please see FAQ below for additional information...
January 29, 2020
While there are no reported cases of COVID-19 at SJSU, the university is following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and communicating with the Santa Clara Public Health Department. Please read the FAQ below to learn more about COVID-19 symptoms and prevention...