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Winter 2022 Return to Instruction: KN95s and Student Services

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January 24, 2022

Locations updated on Jan. 26.


Dear UCI Students,

I am writing to follow-up on the Provost’s message regarding the return to in-person instruction on January 31. I know this is a welcome move for some and at the same time, others have anxiety and apprehension. We acknowledge those concerns and our staff are doing their very best to create a healthy environment for the campus community. We have carefully examined our current public health status, including positivity rates and our campus infrastructure to manage cases, and feel that we can continue to expand services as more students arrive to the campus.

As part of our efforts to begin opening up the campus, we want to make sure that you continue to participate in our asymptomatic testing if you are selected. For those of you who are eligible to receive your booster, get boosted and upload your documents by January 31. Please be aware that if you are eligible and have not been boosted after this date, you will not be in compliance with the UC po

  • Anteatery – entrance
  • Student Center – Information Center Desk
  • Middle Earth Community Center
  • Brandywine Dining Commons – entrance
  • Parking Structure Kiosk across from Student Center – contact parking attendant
  • Anteater Learning Pavilion – entrance of building
  • Med Sci C Stack – contact Jeff Dillon
  • McGaugh Hall – loading dock room 1439F, contact Robyn Stifler
  • Anteater Recreation Center (ARC) – front desk
  • FRESH Hub every Wednesday 11 - 4 p.m. and Thursdays 1 - 4 p.m.
  • Environmental Health & Safety – front desk

Campus Services and Operations

Campus services updates starting January 31:

Anteater Express: All campus-based shuttle routes will run as normally scheduled. Any changes to routing that need to be made will be posted at shuttle.uci.edu.

Anteater Recreation Center: The ARC will continue to be open for drop-in activities. Hours of operation are subject to change. Please visit campusrec.uci.edu for updated information.

Office of Campus Social Work: Campus social workers are offering services remotely and by appointment only. Referral by faculty or staff member is required.

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CARE: UCI CARE is operating remotely and will continue to offer its services virtually through January 28. In person support may be available on a case by case basis. For more information, the latest updates on CARE’s operations or to set up an appointment, please contact the CARE office at 949-824-7273, by email at care@uci.edu (Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by visiting care.uci.edu.

Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion: CSWHP will continue to be open during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). While most of our in-person programming and services (Wellness Room, Wellness Walks, etc.) have been temporarily paused, many services will continue to be offered and available remotely (workshops, consultations). Some drop-in services (Condom Co-op, consultations) will be available for students on campus, based on staff availability and student comfort. More information is available on StudentWellness.uci.edu or by calling 949-824-9355.

Counseling Center: The UCI Counseling Center is operating remotely and will continue to offer teletherapy services through January 28. Crisis Care services remain available 24/7. For the most up to date information on operations please visit the website at counseling.uci.edu. If you have any questions, please call 949-824-6457.

Disability Services Center (DSC): DSC will be operating remotely through January 28. Services and meetings will be offered virtually with exceptions addressed as needed. Onsite services will occur as necessary to ensure business continuity. Virtual office hours will continue to be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The DSC website is a great source for keeping up to date (dsc.uci.edu) and staff will also be taking calls at 949-824-7494. Onsite testing and Ring Road Rides will resume when UCI returns to in-person instruction.

The Hill: The campus store continues to be open. Please visit uci.bncollege.com for operating hours.

Residential Dining: The Anteatery and Brandywine will continue to be open for grab and go options only. No dine-in seating will be available until further notice.

Retail Dining: Please visit food.uci.edu for retail operating hours. Retail dining will be open for grab and go only.