Campus-Wide Messages Archive

The following messages regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) were emailed to the SJSU campus community.

Education Sector Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination Effective Feb. 28

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.

SJSU Response to Lift of Stay-at-Home Order; Access to Campus Reminder; Campus Tours

January 25, 2021

President Papazian provides an update after Gov. Newsom lifted the Stay-at-Home order for the state. 

All Spring Semester Face-to-Face Classes To Be Remote Until Feb. 15

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.

SJSU's Response to CSU Announcing Return to In-Person Learning for Fall 2021

December 9, 2020

President Papazian provides an update after the CSU announced plans to return to in-person learning in fall 2021.

Notification of COVID-19 Cases on SJSU Campus (Dec. 6-8)

December 8, 2020

SJSU provides an update on positive COVID-19 cases on campus from December 6-8.

Notification of COVID-19 Cases on SJSU Campus

December 5, 2020

SJSU provides an update on positive COVID-19 cases on campus during the week of November 29-December 5.

SJSU’s Response to Bay Area Counties Regional Stay at Home Order Effective December 6

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. 

SJSU's Response to Santa Clara County’s Revisions to Mandatory Directives

November 29, 2020

President Papazian shares how Santa Clara County's revisions to mandatory directives affect the university.

Clarification of Purple Tier Impact on Employees and State Curfew

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.

SJSU’s Response to State Moving Santa Clara County Back to Purple Tier

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.

Reminder of Student Service; SRAC Increases Capacity; Updated Social Distancing Protocol

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. 

Notification of On-Campus COVID-19 Case

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.

SJSU’s Response to State Moving Santa Clara County to Orange Tier; SJSU Adapt Fall Forum Reminder

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.

CSU Announces Mostly Online Spring 2021 Semester For All Campuses

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. 

SJSU’s Response to State Moving Santa Clara County to Red Tier

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.

Expectations for Fall 2020 Semester During COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Information Regarding SJSU Adapt Town Halls (July 23 and 28)

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.

SJSU Launches the SJSU Adapt Plan for Fall 2020

July 13, 2020

San José State University has unveiled the four-phase SJSU Adapt plan that details the university’s plans for the fall.

SJSU Response to New Santa Clara County Health Order

July 8, 2020

President Papazian provides an update following Santa Clara County releasing a new health order.

SJSU's Response to CSU Announcing Plans for Mostly Virtual Fall 2020

May 12, 2020

President Papazian provides an update following the CSU’s announcement that the Fall 2020 semester will be mostly virtual.

SJSU Response to Shelter in Place Order Extension Through May

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.

CARES Act and Multiple Ways SJSU is Providing Student Support

April 23, 2020

President Papazian provides insight regarding funding from the federal CARES Act and how SJSU is providing support for students.

Planning underway for Fall 2020

April 20, 2020

President Papazian provides a brief overview of SJSU's planning that is underway for the Fall 2020 semester.

Recognizing the Class of 2020

April 8, 2020

President Papazian provides information on the online recognition experience for SJSU Spring 2020 graduates.

Temporary Paid Administrative Leave Update (CPAL)

April 6, 2020

The paid administrative leave for COVID-19 related reasons has been increased from 16 to 32 days.

SJSU Initiates Hiring Slowdown Due To COVID-19 Impacts

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 Updates Regarding Facilities on Campus

April 4, 2020

SJSU provides updates regarding the hours for facilities as the university returns from spring break.

Important Update Regarding Spring 2020 Grading

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.

Electronic Pay Statement Access And Live Paycheck Information

April 3, 2020

SJSU provides updates to accessing pay statements and how to access live paychecks.

SJSU Response to Shelter-in-Place Order Extension

April 1, 2020

SJSU provides an update following the extension of the Shelter-in-Place order to May 3.

Updates as SJSU Begins Spring Break

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.

SJSU’s Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19

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.

Zoom “Bombing”

March 27, 2020

With classes fully online, Zoom bombing has become a new trend. Here are tips on how to avoid Zoom bombing.

The time is now for strong federal support of higher education

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.

SJSU’s Guidelines for Campus Refunds

March 22, 2020

SJSU has established a guide concerning the refund of fees for tuition, housing, parking, dining and more.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library Closed Until Further Notice

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.

Reflections on our current crisis and SJSU's remarkable resilience

March 18, 2020

President Papazian shares her thoughts on the COVID-19 health crisis and the impact it has had on the SJSU community.

Spring 2020 Commencement Postponed

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.

SJSU Announces First COVID-19 Case

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.

SJSU Response to County Shelter in Place Order

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.

Gov. Newsom Mandate For 65+ Year Olds and Chronic Conditions

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.

Majority of March SJSU Events Canceled

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.

On-Campus Dining Hours Altered Due to COVID-19

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.

SJSU Suspends In-Person Classes Through March 13

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.

SJSU Classes Continue

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...

Emergency Operations Center Activated at SJSU

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...

SJSU Responds to COVID-19

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...

Healthy Habits to Avoid Coronavirus Outbreak

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...