University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR -
October 23, 2007
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
Dear UC San Diego Campus Community and Friends,
After careful consideration and conferring with the Office of the President and our Academic Affairs colleagues, we have decided to cancel classes for the rest of the week. Due to the continuing uncertainty of the fires and extremely poor air quality, we want to put all precautionary measures in place. Many of our faculty and staff and their families have been directly affected, and we are certain that classes and standard operations will not be available at full capacity this week.
Most non-essential personnel are asked not to come to campus, but we know in some cases there are those who might be needed. All personnel considering coming onto campus, should check with your department.
UCSD Medical Center and Medical Group employees are expected to report to their jobs as scheduled. ALL UCSD Healthcare clinics and hospitals are open with the exception of Scripps Ranch Family Medicine.
We want to assure parents and families that students on campus have access to essential services and we have plans in place if the need arises to take further measures. Residence, dining halls, and the student health center are open and staffed to serve students.
Please note that the Chancellor's 5k scheduled for Friday, October 26, is canceled, as is the Preuss Classic Cars fundraiser.
At this point, we plan to resume a normal class and work schedule on Monday, October 29. We ask that you check the website regularly to make sure that all current plans are intact (http://ucsd.edu).
We will be determining the impact that these mandatory class closures will have on required class time and will be providing additional information at a later date.