Dear SDSU Students,

We are pleased to welcome many of you back to campus in person on Monday. Whether you have already returned to campus or March 1 is your first day back for in-person instruction and other activities, we want to share a few reminders.

We encourage you to read this email in total, as it has important information to support you in your success this semester.


We are Here for You

The first thing we want you to remember is that, no matter when or where you need help, there are resources available to you.

Do not hesitate to call on university staff and speak directly with your faculty members when you need support. That includes the following:


Activate Duo ASAP

You have until March 5 to activate Duo Multi-Factor Authentication.

Activating Duo is required for all students, faculty and staff to maintain access to Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, and various other Google applications.

Step by step instructions are available on the Information Technology site, and activation usually takes no more than 5 minutes.


Get COVID-19 Tested, Get Vaccinated When Eligible

You should have received a notice earlier this week informing you of COVID-19 testing. The university has and will continue to require COVID-19 testing for all students living in on campus housing and those taking in-person courses or involved in university research. Check your official SDSU email account frequently, as this is how you will receive information.

Regarding COVID-19 vaccines, San Diego County is progressing through the eligibility tiers. In addition to faculty and staff, all SDSU student employees will be eligible to be vaccinated starting Saturday, Feb. 27. If you believe you are currently eligible to be vaccinated based on any on- or off-campus employment status, please email [email protected]. We encourage all eligible members of our community to get vaccinated through any pathways accessible to you, whether at a county site or through your healthcare provider.

All students, no matter their age, risk factors, or employment status, should expect to have access to the vaccine by summer 2021 per current state and county guidelines.


Keep Yourself, Others Safe

Finally, as we are welcoming more people back to campus, we must continue to do everything necessary to keep ourselves and our community safe. We have continued to see modest COVID-19 infection rates on our campus and, thankfully, were able to offer vaccines to hundreds of community members this month. We encourage all students to also complete the SDSU COVID-19 Spring Training Video.

No matter your health or vaccine history, we must each continue to wear a facial covering (required on campus), and practice physical distancing and healthy hygiene.

J. Luke Wood, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

Libby Skiles, Ed.D.
SDSU Student Health Services Director

Christian J. Holt
Associated Students President


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