Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 – noon

Update on spring in-person instruction

The timeline for resuming in-person instruction has been updated given the recent surge in cases within the campus community.

  • Monday, Feb. 8: Occasional outdoor in-person graduate student instruction was permitted to begin this week.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16: Occasional outdoor in-person undergraduate student instruction can begin next week, following the holiday.
  • Monday, Feb. 22: The small pilot of indoor in-person instruction has been approved to move forward but has been delayed by one week.

As is always the case, all plans are contingent upon the terms of public health orders in effect on the dates of their planned implementation and are subject to change.

New walk-up testing site for students in residence halls

An additional COVID-19 surveillance testing location has opened at the Underhill Parking Garage for students living in residence halls. The site is available for walk-up appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. Appointments are needed and can be booked through eTang. The walk-up testing site at Underhill will be open on Monday, Feb. 15.

Walk-thru testing is accessed via the garage entrance on Channing Way. Please note that the walk-up option ends at noon so that the location can be set up for drive-thru testing beginning at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

This new testing option is in addition to the existing RSF, Memorial Stadium, Underhill drive-thru, and UVA testing sites and will hopefully be another convenient option for those living in the residence halls.

Some testing sites closed on Monday for holiday

The walk-up testing sites at RSF and Memorial Stadium, as well as the drive-thru site at Underhill Parking Garage, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Please note that testing sites tend to be busier on the Tuesday following a holiday, so you may want to plan your testing schedule accordingly. As noted above, the new walk-up testing site at Underhill for students living in residence halls will be open.

Important update on Library due dates

After multiple due date extensions because of the pandemic, starting Feb. 1, 2021, all materials checked out from the UC Berkeley Library have regular due dates. Patrons with materials checked out before Sept. 1, 2020, are urged to renew or return them by Feb. 17, 2021, before the system marks the items as overdue and blocks their account. For more information, go to the Library’s COVID-19 portal.