Update: UCSD cancels classes for the rest of the week

From Chancellor Fox:

Dear UC San Diego Campus Community and Friends,

After careful consideration and conferring with the Office of the
President and our Academic Affairs colleagues, we have decided to
cancel classes for the rest of the week. Due to the continuing
uncertainty of the fires and extremely poor air quality, we want
to put all precautionary measures in place. Many of our faculty
and staff and their families have been directly affected, and we
are certain that classes and standard operations will not be available
at full capacity this week.

Most non-essential personnel are asked not to come to campus, but
we know in some cases there are those who might be needed. All
personnel considering coming onto campus, should check with your

UCSD Medical Center and Medical Group employees are expected to
report to their jobs as scheduled. ALL UCSD Healthcare clinics and
hospitals are open with the exception of Scripps Ranch Family

We want to assure parents and families that students on campus have
access to essential services and we have plans in place if the need
arises to take further measures. Residence, dining halls, and the
student health center are open and staffed to serve students.

Please note that the Chancellor’s 5k scheduled for Friday, October
26, is canceled, as is the Preuss Classic Cars fundraiser.

At this point, we plan to resume a normal class and work schedule
on Monday, October 29. We ask that you check the website regularly
to make sure that all current plans are intact (

We will be determining the impact that these mandatory class closures
will have on required class time and will be providing additional
information at a later date.


Marye Anne Fox Paul Drake
Chancellor Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Well, that gives me plenty of time to work on this grant…