SF State Campus Plan

What you need to know

San Francisco State University is committed to its mission of equity and social justice while providing world-class education during the COVID-19 health crisis. The safety and welfare of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding Bay Area communities are the University's top priority in the 2020-2021 academic year. Consequently, the guiding principle for our planning efforts is to bring the smallest number of students, faculty and staff to campus for in-person instruction and support activities. Building access on campus is strictly limited to authorized SF State staff, faculty, students, and vendors.

Our plan attempts to ensure that the University delivers a comprehensive educational experience and support activities while in remote modalities. For the 2020-21 academic year, San Francisco State courses are being predominantly offered virtually, with extremely limited exceptions for courses which require some measure of in-person instruction or activities. Classrooms and other public spaces have been reconfigured to accommodate physical distancing requirements. University housing is also limited to a small number of residents, accommodating only those students who require housing to continue their education. Campus events and ceremonies have been canceled or redesigned as virtual events or to allow for physical distancing.

The CSU expects its campuses (including San Francisco State University) to return to primarily in-person instruction for the fall 2021 semester.

To date, SF State’s cautious approach to the pandemic has resulted in no widespread campus infections, and our limited on-campus operations will continue as planned. However, the campus has implemented a framework to promote full compliance with the campus’ required health and safety measures. To remain healthy and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, continue to follow the guidance of health experts and enroll in California’s statewide exposure notification system.