Repopulation Plans


Fall Courses

SDSU is planning for a primarily in-person fall 2021, based on state guidance as well as detailed modeling from our public health experts. SDSU plans to offer most classes fully in-person, with additional classes in hybrid or virtual modes in the fall 2021 semester. 

Residential Housing

In fall 2021, SDSU will house approximately 6,100 students in on-campus residence communities. Following the most up to date CDC, state and county guidelines, Housing plans to continue the implementation of COVID-19 modifications to our residential communities during the 2021-22 academic year. These modifications include but are not limited to:

  • Enhanced cleaning for health in all of our community areas
  • Face covering requirement in communal areas and on campus
  • Sanitation dispensers in building entrances and exits
  • Signage throughout each residential community with reminders and instructions on healthy practices, self-checks and public health guidance
  • Our university will continue to be attentive to guidance and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state of California, and San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency to continue quickly responding to pandemic conditions and changes.

Faculty and Staff Return to Campus

The university began slowly repopulating campus with the return of more faculty and staff during spring 2021. This gradual repopulation will continue during the summer.

Faculty and staff whose work can only be performed onsite and are unable to do so in the fall due to medical conditions that make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 will receive reasonable accommodations in the form of telework assignments, where available, or will be provided with leave options consistent with California State University policies and applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Accessibility for Students and the Return to Campus

Students who need accommodations for in-person or online courses based on their own verifiable disability and/or medical-related need should obtain documentation from their health provider and contact the Student Ability Success Center (SASC), which will work with them and academic departments to determine appropriate accommodations. SASC may be reached by emailing [email protected] or calling 619-594-6473.

Students who are already registered with SASC are encouraged to contact their SASC counselor if they would like to discuss any changes to their approved accommodations in preparation for fall semester. SASC students can schedule appointments with their SASC counselor via SASC Connect

Investments to Enhance Remote Teaching and Learning

To prepare faculty for the uncertainties that lie ahead during the 2021-22 academic year, the SDSU Flexible Course Design Summer Institute, provides faculty participants with pedagogical strategies to teach in a hybrid (blending online and face-to-face) or fully online environment. 

On-Campus Dining

SDSU Dining plans to operate fully in adherence to all pertinent San Diego County guidelines for fall 2021.

SDSU Library Use

The SDSU Library is committed to providing students and faculty the services they require for
coursework and research in a safe environment.

The SDSU Library will continue the wide array of online services that are currently available. This includes, online chat research support, virtual instruction and access to digital content including eBooks and journal articles as well as Domeside Pickup.

Please check the library website for the most up to date hours of operation and resources being offered.

Additionally, the library has instituted safety protocols that include but are not limited to, maintaining social distancing, limiting the number of patrons in the library, use of personal protective equipment, and increasing cleaning procedures. The library has also rearanged furniture to allow for social distancing, using Zoom kiosks and safety shields, quarantining returned materials, requiring patrons to sanitize workstations and desks before and after use and increasing security among other efforts.

The SDSU Library remains committed to continually improving services provided to patrons, both students and faculty alike and maintaing their safety.

Athletic Practices and Competitions

Athletics is following National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), federal, state, local, and university guidance and will phase-in student-athlete involvement to protect the safety and well-being of all individuals engaged in intercollegiate athletic activities.