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Summer Session 2020

Friday April 03, 2020 7:48 pm

Dear Campus Community:

Thank you for your ongoing patience, kindness, and perseverance as we continue pursuing our academic mission of educating Titans while observing the Governor’s Stay-at-Home mandate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I write to announce that, based upon the advisement of both the CSU Chancellor’s Office and public health officials, we will continue mandatory virtual instruction through all Summer Session 2020 courses. I understand this decision comes with its own set of challenges, but as always, it was made in alignment with the guiding principles of our two North Stars — the health and safety of all Titans, their families, and our Orange County community, and the continuity of rigorous, high-quality teaching and learning that positions all students to succeed.

Given the fact that we have successfully provided multiple online summer courses for many years, this is not a wholesale change to our typical Summer Session offerings. Further, we recognize that it is the responsibility of the institution, not the students, to provide summer courses that are vibrant, engaging, and enriching — regardless of the delivery modality. We remain committed to upholding that responsibility with a high-impact virtual learning experience that ensures our summer students not only progress to degree, but also acquire transformational knowledge that serves them for many years to come.  

Please know that the campus remains open virtually to provide essential functions that support that mission, including academic counseling, supplemental instruction, tutoring, and more. CSUF’s official COVID-19 website remains the best resource for up-to-date information.

And finally, thank you. These past few weeks, we have moved mountains (not to mention people, equipment, and everything else but the Titan kitchen sink), and emerged as a system-wide model for innovation, collaboration, tenacity, and empathy.

Indeed, under immense pressure, we showed the world what it takes to overcome unprecedented adversity and succeed: It takes tenacity and grit. It takes kindness and collaboration. It takes service and servant leaders.

In other words, It Takes a Titan. Thank you for being those Titans, now and for the days and weeks to come. We still have a long way to go, but I feel both confident and blessed to continue working with all of you toward our goals, and I know that together we can and will achieve them.

Fram Virjee