Planning for possible disruptions on Friday

To: UCSC Community

From: Lori Kletzer, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

There have been several posts on social media calling for a demonstration at the base of campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. While we do not know how the event will unfold, blocking entrances is disruptive activity and not legally protected speech or sanctioned labor activity.

We are anticipating possible disruptions as a result of this announcement and in an abundance of caution, we are encouraging any employees who can work remotely to do so on Friday. As soon as you are able, please contact your employees who can work remotely. If needed, please consult the UCSC Staff Employee Situational Telecommuting Guidelines.

Similarly, particularly in light of the additional road closure on Hagar and the limited bus services, we encourage instructors to consider alternative modes of instruction, e.g., holding their class session on Zoom, to avoid any potential challenges that might arise tomorrow.

Our focus remains on the health and safety of our campus community, and we will be working to continue providing fundamental services for students, including dining and health care.

We will notify the campus community about major disruptions. For your convenience, here are the instructions for how to update your information to receive SlugSafe (non-emergency/ campus impact) notifications. We will also continue to provide timely campus status updates at