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A rapid and important increase in COVID-19 cases is occurring in San Francisco. Consequently, no new indoor classes or courses can commence with effect from 12:00 noon on 29 November 2020, and until further notice by the Health Officer, unless the particular class trains students to provide essential functions or services relating to the protection of public health or safety or essential governmental functions ('Core Essential Classes').


San Francisco State University

Although delivering world-class education during the COVID-19 health crisis, San Francisco State University is committed to its goal of equality and social justice. In the academic year 2020-2021, the safety and health of our students, faculty, employees, and local Bay Area communities are the highest priority of the University. Consequently, our preparation efforts are motivated by the idea of having the smallest number of students, faculty and staff to the campus for in-person training and support activities. On-campus building access is strictly restricted to approved SF State employees, teachers, students, and vendors.


Their strategy aims to ensure that the institution, though in remote modalities, offers a holistic educational experience and facilitates activities. San Francisco State courses will be virtually offered for the 2020-21 academic year, with very restricted exceptions for courses that require some measure of in-person preparation or events. To meet physical distancing criteria, classrooms and other public spaces have been reconfigured. A small number of tenants are also limited to university housing, serving only those students who need housing to continue their education. Campus activities and ceremonies have been cancelled as virtual events or revamped.


City College of San Francisco

The 2021 Spring Session is now open and classes commence on 19 January 2021. Canvas will teach most Spring 2021 classes remotely, and most student services will be provided online and remotely. Following strict security procedures, these classes can be held in person.


University of San Francisco

The university decided on October 8, 2020 that for the spring 2021 semester the classes will be predominantly remote. They will continue to coordinate their decision-making with the latest guidance provided by the Department of Public Health of San Francisco. They hope that as we expect the introduction of a safe and widely available vaccine, the spring semester will act as a bridge to reopening in fall 2021.


The university determined its plans for returning to in-person teaching for the fall 2021 semester on January 13, 2021. They will easily adapt if the situation with COVID-19, including vaccines, changes, or if public health guidance needs a change to their fall plans. They are committed to sharing their intentions to all members of their group as early as possible.


University of California San Francisco

The University of California confirmed (Jan. 11) that it plans to return to the entire framework of exclusively in-person teaching beginning in fall 2021, allowing prospective and current students and their families to recognize our goal well in advance in the midst of the complexities of the pandemic. UC is planning to welcome students back to all its campuses this fall, with robust scientific developments and COVID-19 vaccinations soon being accessible to students, staff and faculty, while staying diligent in all important preventive efforts and continuing to prioritize the health and well-being of the university community.

San Francisco, California is blessed with some of the top colleges in the state.  Make sure to check these out:

  • California College of the Arts 

  • City College of San Francisco

  • UC Hastings College of the Law

  • California College of Arts

  • San Francisco State University

  • University of San Francisco

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  • San Francisco Art Institute

  • University of California San Francisco  


All of these wonderful colleges are located just a short distance from our location located at 100 Pine St #1250 in San Francisco! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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