The mask mandate for California expired on February 15th. Marin has followed state guidelines and no longer has a mask mandate except in certain settings like K-12 schools, public transportation, and medical centers. See the full list and guidelines here. Masks are no longer mandatory on the Marin campus unless a person is unvaccinated; in that case masking in shared spaces continues to be required. Professors can also choose to continue to require masks in their classrooms. Masks also continue to be required on the Redlands campus. Wearing a mask remains a good tool for protecting yourself against COVID-19. Please continue to wear one if you prefer. If you have a COVID-19 exposure, symptoms, or positive test please fill out the form found here and a contact tracer will contact you and provide guidance. For more information, the most recent guidance from the California Department of Public Health can be found here:
The University is monitoring and responding to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Marin County Health Department guidelines. We adjust policies as conditions dictate to keep our campus safe for everyone.
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 and you are living on the Marin campus or accessing the Marin facilities, please fill out the following form: COVID-19 Reporting Form.
Please refer to these steps if you are experiencing symptoms or are concerned you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19: What To Do If You Feel Sick
Please review our latest policies and prevention measures with this Marin Campus FAQ. For the University-wide FAQ, please click here.
Yes the campus is open for students in the Fall! We will continue with remote teaching and learning, as well as our classic residential experience. Students who are planning to move into housing on the Marin Campus may certainly do so.
We continue to require vaccines for in-person learning. Requiring vaccines is an important aspect of our return to campus and is critical to reducing the spread of the virus. Vaccinations offer an added measure of safety, especially in office spaces, residential communities, and classroom settings where members of our community congregate.
This policy applies to all full and part-time students in the following schools:
It does not apply to those students exclusively enrolled in online classes/programs who have no plans to visit any U of R campus during their tenure as a student. However, any student who plans to take in-person courses as part of their program plan, or attend on-campus activities, must comply with the policy.
Effective July 1, 2021, a SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) vaccination will be required to attend in-person classes and use campus facilities. Those who have contracted COVID-19 are not exempt from this vaccination requirement, as illness does not assure immunity.
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Acceptable documentation must show the vaccination brand (if it was included by the provider), date of vaccination(s), and your name, and must include the following options:
Not Acceptable at this time are digital vaccine passports due to lack of a secure international standard.
Students requesting exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for medical or other reasons must obtain an approved exemption by submitting an Student Exemption Request Form.
The vaccination policy is posted online for convenient access.
For information about the University’s vaccination clinic, please visit: https://www.redlands.edu/urready/vaccination-clinic/
For information about other vaccination locations, please visit: https://www.redlands.edu/urready/getting-tested/
As previously announced, the University will require booster shots for all vaccinated individuals. An updated vaccination policy will be released by Jan. 10 .
In the meantime, we strongly recommend you follow CDC recommendations (and your doctor’s advice) and receive a COVID vaccination booster as soon as possible. Based on CDC guidance, individuals are eligible for a booster as follows:
Thank you for your continued efforts to help us mitigate conditions that promote COVID-19 infection and safeguard the health and well-being of our community.
Given SFTS' small population, large (outdoor and indoor) spaces and the nature of its student housing (separate units as opposed to dormitory style residence halls) we are a bit more nimble than some other Institutions when It comes to adjusting back to residential programs in a safe manner. Meanwhile, no matter the modality in which they are teaching—online, in-person, or hybrid—SFTS professors are working hard to offer an engaging and personalized education. Faculty members remain committed to developing meaningful connections within and outside of classes.
Since March 2020, faculty have researched and participated in numerous workshops on the best practices for online teaching and learning. We have steadily built up skills and resources to strengthen the online teaching and learning experience. Also, the University has had the opportunity to invest in enhanced technology to help ensure students have a high-quality experience. This includes upgrading on-campus classrooms such as Scott 101 and Geneva 100 that faculty can use to provide instruction using fast, stable internet connections, as well as ensuring technology assistants are available to help if connection or software difficulties arise.
If you are a student who has unmet needs related to the technology required to support virtual learning, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Options include short-term loans of laptops and portable “hot-spot” wi-fi devices.
Course Reserves: All course reserves will be online in Moodle, and we can scan materials that are in the library. Click here: https://www.gtu.edu/library/get-help/course-reserves
Curbside Pickup: Available in Berkeley or San Anselmo. Click here: https://www.gtu.edu/library/remote-materials-pick
Scanning Requests: We can scan items that are in the library, such as periodicals, reference items, language exams, archival materials, or book chapters. Click here: https://www.gtu.edu/library/get-help/library-scanning-services
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Extended due dates: We have extended all due dates, but the book drops at both libraries are open if you would like to return materials. Please login to your library account to see these changes in due dates.
Full access for special students: Some categories of people (like auditors) only had in-library access to materials like ebooks. We have now extended access to anyone sitting in on classes. If you have students in these categories, and they don’t know how to login, please have them email email@example.com
New Resources! Including: ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global Database, Project Muse Premier Collection, Sage Premier All Access eJournals, Oxford Reference Collections, Oxford Bibliography of Biblical Studies, LGBTQ+ Source, Digitalia Hispanica, ArtStor, and more. Explore the online resources available to you: https://www.gtu.edu/library/resources
The Marin campus is reopening on August 2. Montgomery Hall, Scott Hall, and Geneva Hall will be open during regularly scheduled business hours. On campus, masks must be worn by individuals who are unvaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccinated students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear face masks indoors, per current CDC and Marin County guidelines.
Mail on the Marin campus is collected twice per week and distributed to Marin mailboxes, or, if intended for Redlands, forwarded to the Redlands campus. Please schedule any UPS, FedEx, Amazon, DHL or other package deliveries to come to your home address. No one will be available on a regular basis to receive or distribute packages sent to the Marin campus.
The University’s administration teams are covering all essential business services with staffing plans utilizing social distancing protocols.
The Human Resources Department remains open and fully functional, although with a significantly reduced physical staff presence in the office at any one time. All HR staff are actively reviewing their email and voicemails and returning messages. If you would like to meet with a member of the HR team, please reach out directly to determine how best to meet. The entire department is set up to conduct transactions remotely relying heavily on Webex. The HR team is working with the University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to identify additional resources available to our employees, free of charge, during these uncertain times.
Building Maintenance and Custodial Services
Custodial Service will service only those areas on campus that are occupied. For Building Maintenance, please submit work requests as normal as staff will be monitoring the work order system. For any facilities emergencies, please contact Public Safety at 909-748-8888. Facilities Management staff will remain on call for emergency situations.
For questions, please contact the Dean’s Office at 415-451-2859 or email Christopher_Ocker@redlands.edu