Message from President Wong: Outdoor campus activities canceled today

Dear Campus Community, 

Due to the devastating fires in the North Bay, we are experiencing severe and unhealthy air quality conditions due to the smoke. 

Effective immediately, all University activities taking place outdoors are canceled. This includes classes, athletic events and practices, the farmer’s market and activities on the Quad. Children are especially sensitive and should remain indoors. We are closely monitoring the Romberg Tiburon Center site for the health and safety of those employees given their proximity to the fires.

For students, Student Health Services has a limited supply of single use disposable dust masks for student use. Stop by Student Health Services, or call (415) 338-1251 for more information.

For faculty and staff, Environmental Health Safety has a limited supply of single use disposable dust respirators/dust masks that we can issue for “voluntary use.” Please contact: Jon Farhat in Environment, Health & Safety at or 415-338-7037, 415-672-6531 (cell) to arrange for a mask.

If you or any of your staff, faculty or student colleagues have been affected by the fires, please inform my office at your earliest convenience, as we work to assess the full impact of the fires and the needs of our SF State Community. Also, please be patient with your fellow students, faculty and staff as they navigate the negative health and safety impacts of this disaster. 

While we do not anticipate a campus closure for Friday at this time, I will communicate again before the close of business today to confirm our operational status for tomorrow.

We will continue to update with information on the fires and their impacts on the San Francisco State sites throughout the Bay Area.

Les Wong