Possible protest activities planned for May 1

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Public Affairs

UC Santa Cruz is anticipating potential protest activities on Monday, May 1. Organizers are calling for a range of actions on campus and in the nearby area. 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, as we have seen in the past, protesters may try to impede vehicular access to campus, march around campus and through buildings, occupy areas, and disrupt services. Supervisors and managers should discuss contingency plans with staff ahead of Monday, May 1. When appropriate, contingency plans may include telecommuting 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 the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 911.

Information about actual impacts will be posted Monday on the campus homepage, which will have a ribbon at the top to provide quick access to current status information.

Please check the campus homepage or this page for information about transportation, dining, and other services that could be impacted.

In addition to updating the homepage 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 about significant disruptions via Twitter (twitter.com/ucsc).

Please check the campus homepage or 459-INFO before coming to campus May 1, and please continue to monitor them throughout the day.