Campus Closed Through Friday

    From UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Paul Drake, Senior
    Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs:

    October 23, 2007

    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 department.

    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 Medicine.

    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

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