Summer Sessions 2020 Remote Instruction

April 3, 2020

Dear Student:

Due to the continuing complications associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Berkeley has made the decision to continue remote delivery of instruction in place of face-to-face classes through Summer Sessions 2020.  Even before the decision to go remote, more than 30 fully online classes were scheduled to be delivered in Summer Sessions; information on these classes can be found at:

Instructors who had previously been scheduled to teach face-to-face classes have been instructed to begin adjusting their class content to be delivered remotely using Zoom, bCourses, and other tools. It is clear that not all courses can be offered through remote instruction. We have asked departments to work with instructors to identify courses that cannot be delivered remotely and cancel them on the Online Schedule of Classes by April 10th. Additional courses may be added in the coming weeks.You can feel free to register for any class you need at any time, as all cancellation penalties are being waived until the beginning of Summer Sessions on May 25th.

Please be patient with us and instructors during this period while we update websites and academic departments assess their ability to offer instruction remotely and adjust the schedule to represent the full complement of available classes.  Financial aid will be available to eligible students who register for a minimum of 6 units, as usual. For more information about Summer Sessions 2020, please go to

Thank you and Go Bears!

A. Paul Alivisatos
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Cathy Koshland
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Oliver O’Reilly
Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate

Richard Russo
Associate Vice Chancellor, Undergraduate Education & Dean, Summer Sessions, Study Abroad, & Lifelong Learning

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