Campus Advisory

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What’s behind the Unsanctioned Graduate Student Strike?

Updates—Monday, Feb. 24

  • 6 p.m.—Metro and campus shuttles have resumed regular service.  
  • 4:30 p.m.—Motorists coming to and from campus should drive carefully, as picketing continues at both the main and west entrances to campus. Metro buses are not coming onto campus while picketers are present. Campus transit shuttles are altering routes.
  • 3 p.m.—Campus entrances are open and traffic is flowing. Motorists are urged to drive carefully, as there are picketers near the main entrance. Metro buses will not come onto campus while there is picketing. Rather, they will detour around the Bay and High intersection, with buses laying over on Meder and Cardiff streets to maintain their regular service schedules. Campus transit shuttles are trying to meet the added service demand, though adjustments are being made to routes and stops. Bus riders should expect possible delays.
  • 1:30 p.m.—Motorists coming to and from campus should drive carefully, as picketing continues at both the main and west entrances to campus. Metro buses are not coming onto campus while picketers are present. Campus transit shuttles are altering routes.
  • Noon—Motorists coming to and from campus should drive carefully, as picketing continues at both the main and west entrances to campus. Metro buses are not coming onto campus while picketers are present. Rather, they are detouring around the Bay and High intersection, with buses laying over on Meder and Cardiff streets to maintain their regular service schedules. Campus transit shuttles are altering routes due to the picketing.
  • 10:15 a.m.—Campus entrances are open and traffic is flowing. Motorists are urged to drive carefully, as there are picketers near the main entrance. Metro buses will not come onto campus while there is picketing. Rather, they will detour around the Bay and High intersection, with buses laying over on Meder and Cardiff streets to maintain their regular service schedules. Campus transit shuttles are trying to meet the added service demand, though adjustments are being made to routes and stops. Bus riders should expect possible delays.
  • 9 a.m.—There are picketers at the main entrance to campus. Both the main and west entrances are open and traffic is flowing. Metro buses are not coming onto campus while there is picketing. Rather, they are detouring around the Bay and High intersection, with buses laying over on Meder and Cardiff streets to maintain their regular service schedules. Campus shuttles continue to run, but bus riders should expect delays.
  • 8:05 a.m.—Campus entrances are open and traffic is flowing. There are picketers at the main entrance. Metro buses are not coming onto campus while there is picketing. Rather, they are detouring around the Bay and High intersection, with buses laying over on Meder and Cardiff streets to maintain their regular service schedules. Campus shuttles continue to run, but may not be on their regular schedule due to the picketing and the lack of on-campus Metro service.
  • 7:30 a.m.—Both entrances to the campus are clear with traffic flowing freely. Metro buses are running on campus, as are campus shuttles. 

Campus Services

Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions, located in Hahn 150, is open as scheduled.

Athletics and Recreation

Facilities are open with regular hours. Physical education classes are happening as scheduled.

Bay Tree Bookstore

The bookstore and Bay Tree Express are open as scheduled. 

Dining Services

Dining halls and campus cafes are open as scheduled

Libraries

The McHenry Library is open for normal hours (8 a.m. to midnight) and the Science & Engineering Library is open for normal hours (8 a.m. to midnight).

Student Health Center

Student Health Services is open with regular hours.

Transportation and Parking Services

The campus does not expect Metro buses to come onto campus while there is picketing. Rather, they will detour around the Bay and High intersection, with buses laying over on Meder and Cardiff streets to maintain their regular service schedules. Campus transit shuttles will do their best to meet the added service demand, though adjustments may need to be made to routes and stops. Bus riders should plan for potential delays.

The sales office is open as scheduled


Background

Some UC Santa Cruz graduate students have announced they will begin an unsanctioned, open-ended labor strike starting on Monday, Feb. 10. While we do not know how this strike will impact campus, organizers have said in an email to campus leaders they will not be teaching, grading, holding office hours, and/or conducting research. Picketing at the base of campus is also anticipated. Read more.