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Coronavirus: Students

Student Affairs updates

Student Affairs is highlighting campus messages, developments and resources related to the coronavirus on its website.

  • March 17 — Please visit the student-focused FAQ addressing remote learning, housing and dining, Student Health and Counseling Services, Global Affairs,  travel and much more. 
  • March 14 — A message to the campus community said the campus's comprehensive educational and personal support services will be available in both in-person (small groups with social distancing) and remote formats, to meet the widest possible range of student needs. This includes, for example, office hours, academic advising, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and library and mental health services.


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  • March 25Loaner laptops are available to students who have a financial need and don’t have a computer of their own for spring quarter. Ten-thousand students received emails from Financial Aid informing them they were eligible — those students should respond to for more information.
  • March 14 — An announcement highlights technology resources available to support remote access for final exams.
  • March 14 — The decision to allow for remote instruction will continue throughout spring quarter, a message said. Should the situation improve, instructors may be given the option to resume in-person classes but students would still be allowed to finish their spring courses remotely. Read the message.
  • March 10 — In-person final exams are canceled for Winter Quarter. In a message to the campus community, leaders highlight alternatives that instructors may choose. Read the message in its entirety.
  • March 7 — In a letter, campus leaders say they are not mandating the cancellation of in-person class meetings for the week of March 9. However, they advise “maximum flexibility” on instruction and encourage faculty or students who either should not or do not wish to attend in-person classes to complete the work of the quarter via alternate means. Read the letter in its entirety.
  • March 5 — Campus leaders share advice and resources for supporting faculty and students who become ill or are quarantined. Read the Message on Planning for Instructional Continuity.
  • Study Abroad — Global Affairs provides information and resources related to study abroad on its Global Learning Hub and as well as in its travel questions and answers.

Graduate education and training

The UC Davis Graduate Education Guidance page offers comprehensive information and resources for incoming and continuing graduate students as well as postdoctoral scholars. 

Housing, dining, facilities and services

  • March 18 — Unitrans is moving to Weekend Service, under which buses operate only on the G, K, M, P, Q, O and V-MU lines, starting at 7 a.m. Read more.
  • March 17 — Student Housing and Dining Services emailed residents with guidance about staying on campus and information on how to terminate their housing contract. For more information about Student Housing and Dining Services, please see the student-focused FAQ
  • March 14 — It is anticipated that residence halls, dining halls, recreation facilities and student support services will remain available throughout the quarter, while the campus works continuously to make these spaces as safe as possible. Residents who hold current contracts with Student Housing and Dining Services will receive a communication about their options within the next few days. Read the message.

International students

Minimizing international travel is recommended since re-entry into the U.S. could be restricted. Services for International Students and Scholars is available for those with questions or concerns related to traveling to and from UC Davis, visas, immigration status, and specific programs such as the Planned Educational Leave Program. Email or call 530-752-0864.