Coming to Campus

People walking outside Arts and Education Building

Coming to campus? Here’s what to do.

Please follow these steps when coming to any of Cal State East Bay’s campuses: 

    1. Health self-assessment: Prior to coming to campus, all visitors (students, staff, faculty and community visitors) should perform a daily self-assessment. To complete this self-screening, check for COVID-19 symptoms over the past 24 hours that are not due to a chronic medical condition. If you are experiencing any of these, or if you live with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, do not come to campus. If your conditions change during the course of the day while on campus, distance yourself from other people and go home as soon as possible. Employees who are ill, or if they live with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, should notify their manager or department chair. These symptoms include:
      • Fever of 100.4 Fahrenheit or greater
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or chest tightness
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain or body ache
      • New loss of taste and/or smell
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion
      • Runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • Fatigue
    2. Wear a face covering: California public health orders require that individuals wear a face covering in most settings outside their home. Upon arrival to Cal State East Bay’s campuses, students, employees and visitors must wear a face covering.  
    3. Maintain a minimum 6 foot distance from other people: Health officials are clear that social distancing and personal protection are the most potent tools against the spread of the coronavirus. Please be aware of your surroundings and comply with posted signs and floor decals to ensure proper social distancing. 
    4. Observe posted signage: Throughout campus, signage indicates direction, capacity of spaces and protocols for common space use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please adhere to signage. Additional signage is available to print for your specific area.
    5. Practice proper health hygiene: To protect yourself and others, it’s important to check your health daily for COVID-19 symptoms, wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your nose, mouth, or eyes with unwashed hands, clean and disinfect surfaces and shared equipment routinely, maintain proper social distancing and use face coverings. 


Parking permits are required at Cal State East Bay when students, faculty, staff or visitors are parking their vehicle on campus Mondays-Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the Hayward and Concord campuses. As our campus has remained open, with many staff continuing to work on the Hayward campus, and students remaining in the Residence Halls, the university continues to maintain its Parking and Alternative Transportation Services. 
While some regional municipalities may have changed their parking requirements, the university uses parking fees to support parking services. For the Fall 2020 semester, many courses will be held virtually; students only need to purchase a parking permit if they plan to park a vehicle on campus. Additionally, the first week of the semester, the university provides a parking grace period and citations will not be issued during this time.

  1. The impact of COVID-19 is continually fluid, and the university will post information about campus repopulation and other resources on this website. If you have questions or comments that would improve this site, please submit them through this online form.