Safer Return at Cal Poly Pomona

Student Information - Temporary Online Instruction

Date: 1/10/22
To: Students
From: Student Affairs
Subject: Student Information - Temporary Online Instruction

Dear Students,

Earlier today, President Coley announced a temporary move to remote instruction for the first three weeks of the spring semester, starting on January 22 with a return to in-person instruction on February 12. We are eager to return to in-person instruction, and by taking this temporary measure, we are hopeful we can lessen the risk to our community.

As always, the university will continue to monitor local health conditions and will communicate with you via email with any changes. Below is more information specific to students:

  • All offices and departments will remain staffed and open, including the University Library, BSC and BRIC to support our university community. Visit the Business and Office Hours page on the Safer Return website for current hours.
  • Student activities will be offered virtually during this time. You are encouraged to visit myBAR, the university’s engagement portal, and the ASI Portal for opportunities to stay involved as events get updated.
  • University Housing and University Village are committed to supporting student residents and will remain open as scheduled. All residents will be required to be tested for COVID-19 upon their return to campus on January 21, and weekly while living on campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your respective housing department, and frequently check your email for updates.
  • A vaccination/booster clinic will be available on campus on January 25 and February 15. As mentioned previously, the CSU has updated the system-wide vaccination policy to include a required booster shot. You can upload your updated vaccine record now on the CPP MyHealthPortal.
  • Free COVID-19 testing is still available on campus at the CLA Paseo by appointment or walk-in. This includes both voluntary and mandatory testing. Unvaccinated students with medical and religious exemptions coming to campus must continue to test weekly.

If you have questions regarding specific classes, you are encouraged to reach out directly to faculty members or academic advisors. For other questions related to this announcement, please feel free to email us at  
Thank you for your patience as we continue to adapt to the pandemic, and we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy over the break.
Christina Gonzales
Vice President for Student Affairs