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Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery

Message to Students from the Provost and VP Student Affairs : Fall 2021 Update

Thursday February 11, 2021 2:07 pm

Dear Titans, 

We want to keep you informed around planning for Fall 2021 classes. We may be able to return to campus largely in-person, as CSU Chancellor Castro announced in December and reinforced at the recent CSU Board of Trustees meeting. 

At this point, we are planning for a Fall 2021 semester that features a blend of virtual and in-person instruction, and this approach is being communicated throughout the campus, including to you … especially for you. As the COVID pandemic continues, we also remain committed to the health and safety of our whole Titan community. So, we cautiously say, Titans, that the part of our plans that are in-person are dependent on federal, state and community guidelines and equitable vaccine distribution to all who desire it. In order to return, we must be reasonably confident that our faculty, staff, and students are adequately protected. The campus will make appropriate adjustments to the class schedule to best maintain your health and safety, which may include limiting our in-person classroom capacity and moving a greater percentage of our courses to virtual. We will know more in the months ahead, and we will let you know as soon as we know, should plans for instruction change. 

The timing, processes and procedures for enrollment are largely as they have been in the past. You should keep in mind the following important dates and processes. If you are unsure about any issues as you gear up for Fall 2021 registration, please reach out to the various offices below – they are here to help you! 

  • Fall 2021 registration opens Monday, April 12, 2021. Your registration window will open in your Student Center portal indicating that you may register. The registration period will open first for graduation candidates, applicants, and postbacc credential and certificate students. Please contact if you need help.  
  • The priority deadline for applying for financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year is March 2, 2021. If you need assistance with your FAFSA or CDA application please register by visiting the Office of Financial Aid home page for one of our virtual CDA/FAFSA workshops this Spring 2021 at We are open virtually Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm: phone 657-278-3125, email You may also submit a question to us via our website’s Financial Aid Questions button on our home page listed above. 
  • Academic advisement is available and we urge you to seek both General Education advising at and major advising at as early as you can to avoid the rush when registration opens in April. Advisors may be helpful as you decide on balancing in-person or virtual course formats. Check your Student Center portal to find your assigned registration time.  
  • For more information, please visit the campus Titans Return website at   

Titans, you continue to show incredible grit, determination and perseverance. Know that we are doing our best – safely – to get us back together in our campus “home”, so that we can continue to learn and commune together – one of the many aspects of what makes it great to be a Titan. 


Carolyn Thomas, PhD                                                                                          
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs 

Tonantzin Oseguera, EdD 
Vice President for Student Affairs