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June 23, 2020

Dear campus community,

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jenn Stringer as UC Berkeley’s Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer, effective June 29, 2020. Jenn’s candidacy was the unanimous selection and recommendation of a CIO Search committee leading an internal search to replace current CIO Larry Conrad, who is retiring at the end of the month. 

June 22, 2020

Dear campus community:

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, at the end of June. Larry joined UC Berkeley as CIO in 2013 after a distinguished career as CIO at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and, previously, as the CIO at Florida State University. A nationally recognized leader in higher education IT, Larry held several leadership roles in EDUCAUSE and Internet2.

April 21, 2020

Cal Messages

Berkeley Regional Services Announces Onboarding Improvements

April 17, 2020

Berkeley News

An update on UC Berkeley's budget situation sent to campus via CalMessages on April 17, 2020.

March 17, 2020

Dear campus community,
In light of Alameda County’s announcement advising county residents to shelter in place beginning Tuesday, March 17 at 12:01 a.m. through Tuesday, April 7, we are rapidly moving toward a “maintenance-only” mode of physical operation of the campus.

Generally speaking, this means that all in-person instruction should cease. All instruction that can be delivered remotely should continue. 

March 13, 2020

Sent to faculty, staff, and students via Cal Messages

Dear campus community,

We are writing with updates about the delivery of instruction and on-campus housing.  


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Employees now granted up to 14 days paid administrative leave who have to stay home because their children's schools have closed due to coronavirus concerns.

Dear Colleagues,

March 12, 2020


Dear Colleagues,

This message was sent to your supervisors and managers today. If you haven’t already, please discuss alternative working arrangements with them now in light of the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 situation. 

Dear Supervisors and Managers:

March 9, 2020

Berkeley Regional Services

We are improving HR Service Now


This following message was sent to all UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Today I am announcing new campus actions designed to help limit coronavirus (COVID-19) risk on campus. There are no confirmed cases on our campus at this time; however, as local, national, and global public health recommendations shift to include mitigation of transmission, the campus is proactively taking steps that will help to protect the community.

March 6, 2020

Berkeley News

Berkeley News Launches Coronavirus Information Hub


Dear Campus Community,

As concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak intensify at the local, national, and international levels, incidents of xenophobia and anti-Asian racism, harassment, and bullying on campus also have increased. These behaviors have no place at UC Berkeley. 


IST publishes information on Telecommuting Resources


Dear Colleagues,

The following message was sent to your supervisor and managers today for you to discuss alternative working arrangements in light of the coronavirus COVID-19 situation.

Dear Supervisors and Managers:


The last few weeks have been difficult as we have learned of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to locations across the globe, in various cities in the United states, and in our local community.

I want to acknowledge the profound concern, anxiety, and worry that this virus and its consequences have created for so many of us, and our hearts go out to those who have fallen ill in this epidemic. We will get through this together as a community by relying on and supporting each other.

March 3, 2020


Dear campus community,

Local public health officials have confirmed today one case of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city of Berkeley. The individual is not affiliated with the campus and, at this time, there is no obvious connection.

The individual is in good condition and is isolating at home. This was a travel-related transmission of the virus, not a local community transmission, according to public health authorities.

February 3, 2020

Public Affairs

As Coronavirus arrives in Bay Area, UC Berkeley prepares

January 31, 2020

January 23, 2020

The UC Berkeley Energy Office reported working with the EMS group, Stationary Engineers, the Electric Shop, and the HVAC Shop to curtail 60 campus buildings for 12 days at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020. This action resulted in a savings of 1,026,000 KWh for a savings to campus of $157,400. 

In a design to bring more support to two smaller units, Vice Chancellor has asked the Business Contracts & Brand Protection Office, under the leadership of Michèle Huff;  and Property Management & Library Bindery, under the direction of Eric Anglim; to report into Supply Chain Management and Chief Procurement Officer Russ Chung. This new reporting will begin on February 1.