Updated Aug. 10, 2021
All plans are contingent upon public health conditions at the time of their implementation and are subject to change.
The default instructional mode for fall 2021 will be in-person
Most classes will be held in person. The main exception is classes with enrollments of 200 or more students. These classes represent 5% of all course offerings and will continue to be delivered remotely. Most secondary sections (e.g., discussion and labs) for these and other large classes will be held in person but some discussion sections will be offered remotely.
Other exceptions include courses that would normally be delivered in an online format, and what is anticipated to be a very small number of courses that may receive exceptional approval to be delivered remotely throughout the fall semester.
See the Academic Guide for information about the mode of delivery for each course and section.
As a residential campus, UC Berkeley generally expects students and instructors to be present on campus to participate in classes and this will once again be the case this fall.
Flexibility remains important
We must be prepared to pivot to remote delivery of instruction should conditions warrant. We’re asking all instructors to be prepared to make this transition swiftly.
- 8/12/21: Update on the fall semester (from Carol Christ and Cathy Koshland)
- 5/25/21: Update on the fall semester (from Paul Alivisatos, Cathy Koshland, Ben Hermalin and Jennifer Johnson-Hanks)
- 5/21/21: Update on the first week of instruction (from Paul Alivisatos, Cathy Koshland, Lisa García Bedolla and Jennifer Johnson-Hanks)
- 4/22/21: Update on return to on-site work in preparation for fall semester (from Ben Hermalin and Eugene Whitlock)
- 4/15/21: Details for Undergraduate Students on fall instruction (from Cathy Koshland and Steve Sutton)
- 4/1/21: Details for Graduate students on fall instruction (from Lisa García Bedolla and Steve Sutton)
- 3/16/21: Update on fall semester planning (from Carol Christ and Paul Alivisatos)
- 2/12/21: Spring 2021 Updates on Outdoor Instruction (from Lisa Alvarez-Cohen and Jenna Johnson-Hanks)