Possible Protest Action on Thursday

To: UCSC Community

From: Public Affairs

UC Santa Cruz is anticipating potential protest activities and a student walkout tomorrow as part of the "96 Hours of Action." This is an advisory to be prepared and to stay informed.

If you are a campus employee seeking more information about working tomorrow, see this message from Academic Personnel and Staff Human Resources.

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 Thursday. 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 on the campus web site beginning at 5 a.m. Thursday. Please check the campus home page (ucsc.edu) or go directly to an  advisory page (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 Thursday and please continue to monitor them throughout each day.

Thank you.