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Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery

To limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus, see the University’s COVID-19 Mitigation Measures & Guidelines (Presidential Directive No. 21).  View the full directive.

Virtual Teaching and Telecommuting End-Date Extended To May 22, 2020

Wednesday March 18, 2020 11:16 am

Dear Campus Community:

Thank you for your ongoing patience, intentionality, and courage as we continue to navigate the uncharted and unprecedented situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSUF still has no confirmed or presumptive cases on our campus. However, in alignment with guidance from the CSU Chancellor’s Office and public health officials, we are further enhancing our efforts to protect the health and safety of all Titans, their families, and the broader Orange County community.

To be clear, everything I announced yesterday — the suspension of all non-essential on-campus functions, the expansion of mandatory virtual instruction to include all modalities, and the direction for all employees to work remotely to the fullest extent possible — remains unchanged, with the exception of the following:

  • The original mandatory virtual instruction end-date (April 26, 2020) has now been extended to at least the end of the semester (May 22, 2020).
    • As directed in other communications, students can address questions and concerns with their professors or by visiting coronavirus.fullerton.edu
    • Residential students will soon receive an additional email from the Director of Housing that will provide further information and direction.
  • The end-date for mandatory temporary telecommuting for all non-essential personnel whose jobs can be performed remotely has also been extended to at least the end of the semester (May 22, 2020), subject to any change in circumstances.
    • As directed in other communications, employees can address questions and concerns with their supervisors or by visiting coronavirus.fullerton.edu
  • 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed – NOT cancelled.

Please note that while both access to and activity on our campus is now at the minimum, the campus is not closed; we continue to provide the essential functions that support our mission. Again, our campus’s official COVID-19 website is the best resource for up-to-date information.

And finally, we are working through and evolving with an unprecedented moment in our history. Your patience and perseverance has been paramount, and I thank you for it.

We at CSUF have always used words like “resilience,” “grit,” “tenacity,” and “courage,” to describe the Titan Family, and they have always rung true.

Today, however, those words are not enough.

Truth be told, given what you all are doing in the name of both health and safety and educational continuity, there are no words.

Just gratitude, love, and respect.

Sincerely,

Fram Virjee
President