July 13, 2020


SUBJECT:    Return to Learn Student Town Hall, Thursday, July 16

In preparing for the Fall 2020 Quarter, UC San Diego plans to welcome back students, faculty and staff through an incremental repopulation of campus through a program called Return to Learn. I understand that there are many questions surrounding this program and invite you to join me on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., for a student-centered town hall, where a panel of experts will provide updates on campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and answer your questions about the impact on the student experience.

The student town hall will feature a Q&A session moderated by Ebonee Williams, Ph. D., Director of Virtual Experience and Peer Engagement Initiatives for Student Affairs, with the following panelists joining us to answer questions from students:

JAMES ANTONY, Ph.D., Professor of Education Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
JOANNA BOVAL, Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities
DULCE DORADO, Director of the International Students and Programs Office
MARUTH FIGUEROA, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Retention and Success
VONDA GARCIA, Director of Financial Aid
KIMBERLY GIANGTRAN, President of Associated Students
PATRICIA MAHAFFEY, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life
JOHN MOORE, Ph.D., Professor of Linguistics and Dean of Undergraduate Education
QUYNH NGUYEN, President of the Graduate Student Association
ANGELA SCIOSCIA, M.D., Interim Executive Director of Student Health and Wellness
JANA SEVERSON, Director of Housing Services, Housing, Dining and Hospitality

You are invited to submit a question as part of your registration or during the event itself. While we will not be able to address all questions during the event, we will make every effort to do so through an FAQ on the Return to Learn website (

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The Triton community stands with you during this time of great uncertainty, where the situation continues to evolve rapidly. The health and safety of our campus community will continue to be paramount in all university decisions. I hope these discussions will assuage some of your concerns, and greatly appreciate your patience, flexibility, and resilience.

Alysson M. Satterlund
Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs