Last December, the CSU announced the expectation that its campuses, including SF State, will return to in-person instruction for the fall 2021 semester. This announcement provided current and future students and their families time to plan with assurances that the CSU is and will continue to work diligently on the health protocols needed for a safe return to campuses in fall. Physical distancing, masking and other precautions will likely remain necessary requirements for some time. However, ongoing developments about COVID-19 vaccine development allowed us to begin to plan for this step.
As always, the health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority. Our ultimate goal is a safe return to fully-normal operations, but our campus planning work will continue to be driven by science and the guidance of public health experts.
To allow for the maximum amount of time for the rapidly-changing health situation to become clearer, a decision about which classes and labs will be offered in person in the fall will be announced in early May.
Virtual learning options will be offered for students who are unable to attend classes in person in the fall.
Applications to live on campus will open on March 15. The number of students living on campus will be limited by current health guidance, and priority will be given to specific groups, including students for whom the availability of on-campus housing is necessary for them to continue their academic progress.
More information will be announced as it becomes available.