Possible protest actions March 2 - 5

UC Santa Cruz is anticipating potential protest activities from Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 5. Student organizers are calling for "96 Hours of Action," culminating with a call for a student walkout on March 5. This is an advisory to be prepared and to stay informed.

At this time it is unknown how these activities will impact our campus; however, and as we have seen in the past, protesters may try to impede access to campus and disrupt services. Supervisors and managers should discuss contingency plans with staff ahead of Monday, March 2. Where appropriate, contingency plans may include telecommute and alternate work site arrangements. Instructors are strongly encouraged to speak with their department chair regarding contingency plans should classroom access be impacted. Additionally, employees may leave their workspace if they do not feel safe, be that because of a demonstration, building occupation, or other major incident. And of course, in any situation of imminent danger, people should call University Police at 911.

In addition to campus access disruptions, and as we have seen in the past, protest actions could include rallies, marches around campus and through buildings, occupations, road disruptions and marches off campus.

Information about actual impacts will be posted from Monday through Thursday on the campus web site. Please check the campus home page or go directly to http://news.ucsc.edu/2015/02/campus-advisory.html for information about transportation, dining, and other services that could be impacted.

In addition to updating the web page as information warrants, the Public Affairs Office will be:

  • Recording information on the campus's communications hotline, 459-INFO (831-459-4636).
  • Relaying information on a regular basis to KZSC Radio (88.1 FM) for broadcast.
  • Sharing information via Twitter (twitter.com/ucsc).

Please check one or more of the communication channels before coming to campus March 2-5 and please continue to monitor them throughout each day.

Thank you.