Phased campus reopening underway, emergency order lifted

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz emergency order is lifted and the campus is in the midst of a phased effort to recover from the CZU Wildfire.

The Coastal Science Campus, Westside Research Park, and parts of the residential campus have reopened. Pursuant to the chancellor’s authority, many buildings at the residential campus remain closed for assessment and cleaning, and will be opened once cleared by appropriate departments. Ongoing updates are available at

I appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation as we evacuated UC Santa Cruz and responded to this emergency.

This message is in compliance with 20 U.S.C. Section 1092 (f), the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" ("Clery Act"), and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).