What's New

For the week of Sept. 13, 2020

Vaccine Certification

REMINDER: Students accessing campus this semester must upload their vaccination certification or request a valid exemption by Sept. 15. 

For the week of Aug. 30

Exposure and Quarantine Guidelines

With the start of the Fall Semester and more students returning to campus, Cal State East Bay is sharing its latest exposure and quarantine guidelines. Please review these guidelines if you have questions involving positive COVID-19 cases, close contacts and more. 

For the week of Aug. 23

Al Fresco is Tuesday

Al Fresco, the annual welcome back festival, returns Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 11am to 2pm on the Music Building Lawn. The 33rd annual event features free food, giveaways, campus and community resources tables, and live performances by Kazual Acapella and Myles Parrish. Due to the potential for crowding, masks are required at this outdoor event to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For the week of Aug. 16

Welcome back, Pioneers. Fall semester classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 18. As a reminder, the university is offering a vaccine clinic on Tuesday, Aug. 17 and regular on-campus testing begins this week. 

Pioneer Dining

As the semester begins, additional Pioneer Dining locations have opened back up. In addition to the Pioneer Kitchen, the university community can get food from Red Wave, Panda Express, Starbucks, and the market in the Old University Union. Full hours and the Pioneer Kitchen menu are available on Pioneer Dining's website. 

Fall Hours of Operation

Several other campus locations and services have reopened and have new hours of operations, including the library, bookstore, RAW and shuttle services. See the What's Open section for more details. 

For the week of Aug. 9

On-Campus COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinics

Cal State East Bay will be conducting COVID-19 testing on the Hayward campus beginning the week of August 16th. Testing will be available on a drop-in basis during the posted hours and registration is required

The university will also host two on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics for its students, faculty and staff at its Hayward campus.

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.

Vaccination Certification

To avoid weekly COVID-19 testing, faculy and staff should complete their vaccination certification on MyHR by close of business on Friday, Aug. 13. Students should certify their vaccination on MyCSUEB by Wednesday, Aug. 18 (first day of fall semester classes). Those who have not certified their vaccination by these deadlines, are still completing their vaccination series or are seeking a valid exemption will be required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. 

For the week of Aug. 2

Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Require Face Coverings Indoors

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

For the week of July 26

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Students, Faculty and Staff

The California State University system has announced 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 align with this requirement, and anyone who plans to be at the Hayward, Concord or Oakland Center campuses must be vaccinated or have a valid exemption. To allow time to become fully vaccinated or to request an exemption, the effective date of this requirement at Cal State East Bay will be September 15, 2021.

For the week of July 19

Updated Face Covering Recommendations

Face coverings are recommended indoors for all people, regardless of vaccination status, by the Alameda and Contra Costa departments of public health.

For the week of July 12

Student Orientations

Student Life & Leadership is continuing its in-person orientation sessions for new Cal State East Bay students this week, welcoming incoming first-year students to the Hayward campus July 15-16.

Coca-Cola Transition Update

The Pepsi coolers, fountains, and vending machines are scheduled to be removed from campus by Thursday, July 15 and will be replaced with Coca-Cola products beginning Monday, July 19. The vending machines will not be available right away but are expected to be fully activated by Monday, August 2.