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 60 percent of classes will be offered in person or hybrid for the spring semester. Cal State East Bay's course catalog has information about how each course will be delivered this semester. 

However, Cal State East Bay will temporarily begin the first two weeks of Spring 2022 semester with fully remote instruction. Classes and labs offered between January 18 through January 28 will be delivered via remote modalities. On Monday, January 31, classes and labs will return to the instructional modality as stated in the Spring 2022 schedule.

The California State University system requires faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be vaccinated AND boosted against COVID-19. Effective Sept. 15, 2021, anyone who plans to be at the Hayward, Concord or Oakland Center campuses must be vaccinated or have a valid exemption. In addition, Cal State East Bay will require students, MPP and Confidential employees who are eligible to receive a vaccination booster to do so by February 28, 2022. Those who are not eligible to receive boosters by February 28 will have six months after receiving their final initial vaccination dose to receive a booster.

Represented employees will not be subject to the booster requirement until the CSU concludes its meet-and-confer process with labor unions.

The CSU’s COVID-19 vaccination policy will allow students and employees to seek medical and religious exemptions.

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

The university will be hosting a series of booster vaccination clinics from January-March 2022 in partnership with La Familia. The clinics are scheduled for Jan. 26, Feb. 1, Feb. 15, March 1 and March 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Old University Union, Room 102. 

Cal State East Bay also offers on-campus testing. Registration is required. 

Yes. The university is keeping the current face covering requirements for indoor spaces until further notice. The continuation of this health measure will help keep us all safer, including from seasonal colds and the flu.

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

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving a student should be reported to Student Health and Counseling Services using the Student COVID-19 Positive or Suspected Case Report

There is separate guidance for faculty and staff.