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COVID-19 | UC Davis Graduate Education Guidance

Coronavirus Updates for the Graduate Education Community

We continue to follow the developments of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and monitor situations on campus and around the world, and the safety, wellbeing, and educational experience of our graduate education community are our highest priorities. Please visit this page frequently for new information and resources for UC Davis graduate students.

Current Campus Status

UC Davis is committed to the health and well-being of our community. We have a dedicated team working to inform our campus response, and we are working closely with local and state public health departments and the University of California Office of the President.

The Davis campus is currently at "reduced operations" in a gradual reopening. Updates to the campus operation status can be found on the Finance, Operations and Administration website.

UC Davis is committed to keeping the campus community healthy while learning, living, teaching and working. The campus has implemented a number of protocols in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, some of which have been highlighted below. 

  • UC Davis has an interim public health policy (Interim 290-01) for all affiliates and visitors that outlines requirements they must follow, including enforcement and discipline. The detailed guidance and requirements can be found on the Public Health Policies & Requirements page
  • Employees and students must report their positive COVID-19 diagnosesThe number of reported cases for the Davis campus is updated regularly by Occupational Health and the Student Health and Wellness Center.
  • All lectures and discussion sections will be held remotely for undergraduate students and for most graduate students through Summer 2021. If allowed, we will offer a limited number of in-person classes with educational objectives that can only be met through in-person instruction. These classes will follow strict public health guidelines related to required face coverings, physical distancing, disinfecting surfaces and ventilation systems, among others.
  • Each department created a plan specific to its worksite that meets required health and safety guidelines, including enhanced sanitization processes.
  • Student Housing and Dining Services will ensure living spaces in residence halls address physical distancing protocols and implement a multifaceted approach to minimize risk in dining halls.
  • UC Davis has established a COVID-19 testing program
  • Customers, colleagues and partners can find the operational status of various campus services on the Finance, Operations and Administration website. 

Visit the Campus Ready website for the latest information on what's open on campus and visit the UC Davis Coronavirus Information page for news and an archive of past updates.