Frequently Asked Questions: Today Toward Together

The impact of COVID-19 is fluid, and the university will post information about campus repopulation and other resources here to address your questions and concerns. If you have a question that you can't find the answer to, please let us know. For questions specific to vaccinations and testing, please refer to the FAQ section of those pages. 

Yes, about 40 percent of classes will be offered in person or hybrid this semester. Cal State East Bay's course catalog has information about how each course will be delivered this semester. 

The California State University system announced on July 27. 2021 that it will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Cal State East Bay will require anyone who will be physically accessing the Hayward, Concord or Oakland Center campuses at any time, for any reason, to be vaccinated or have a valid exemption. We encourage students to upload proof of their vaccination status as soon as possible in MYCSUEB. 

To allow students time to become fully vaccinated or request an exemption, the effective date of this requirement at Cal State East Bay will be September 15, 2021.

Find answers to other vaccine-related questions in the FAQ section of the vaccination certification page. 

As fall semester begins, Cal State East Bay will host two on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics as well as regular on-campus COVID-19 testing for its students, faculty and staff at its Hayward location.

La Familia will administer the walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Aug. 17 and Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Old University Union, Lobby and Room 102. All three vaccines — Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson — will be offered. Individuals can get their first or second dose. 

Students, faculty and staff should bring a government issued ID such as driver’s license or Bay Card (hard copy or digital). Check in is at the West Loop Road entrance of the union. 

On-campus testing begins the week of Aug. 16 in front of the Student Health Center. Registration is required. 

As of Aug. 3, 2021, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties require that face coverings are worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. 

Yes, everyone accessing a CSUEB campus and/or participating in a CSUEB-related in-person activity must wear a face covering indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Yes, these facilities will be open. Please see What’s Open for the latest information on hours and how services are currently being delivered as they are subject to change. More information is also available on each department’s website.

Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) and the Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) are both great resources. Meet with an AACE advisor to make sure you are taking the courses you need to graduate. In the fall, AACE will continue delivering most of its advising virtually. SCAA, which provides tutoring services, is also operating virtually for now.

We have a list of resources available for students and well as faculty and staff

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and the CSU will continue to review the guidance from local, state, federal and global health agencies and revise the policy as needed based on the goal of maintaining the health and well-being of all members of the campus community.

  • Students should notify Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) directly by emailing Please include (student) NetID and the best contact method.
  • If living on campus, the student must also notify Housing and Residential Life.
  • Upon notification, SHCS will follow up with the student and confirm when the student can return to campus. Students should stay home until they meet public health isolation/quarantine criteria.
  • Students should contact their instructor(s) directly if an accommodation is needed for classes that are missed.
  • For positive cases, students should provide a medical clearance from a board-certified physician to SHCS before returning to campus. 
  • Any medical records should be provided directly to SHCS as opposed to any instructor.

There is separate guidance for faculty and staff. 

At this time, Alameda and Contra Costa counties have recommended face coverings be worn in-doors regardless of the individual’s vaccination status. The requirement for face coverings is based upon local and state public health guidelines, which are monitored closely.