Message from the Provost and VP for Student Affairs

CSU Chanel Islands News

Nov. 12, 2018Dear CSUCI Community:This last week has been an extraordinarily stressful time for everyone in our community. The shootings at the Borderline Bar & Grill and the fires that have left many families further devastated have together taken a significant toll on all of us.The University has been in constant communication with the Ventura County Fire Department and the Ventura County Office of Emergency Services throughout this event, and they have informed us that the campus is safe to reopen for classes. VCFD has communicated to us that the Woolsey Fire does not pose a threat to the campus. However, for the latest information on road closures visit: www.vcemergency.com. For those who may still be in need of shelter or other assistance, know that you can call 211 from any telephone or visit the 211 website to be connected to Ventura County resources.Moving forward, we know that you may have questions about how the remainder of the semester will unfold. We are writing now to suggest some resources and offer guidance. Most importantly, students, please know that all of the faculty and staff at CSUCI remain committed to you, and to your being able to finish this semester successfully. Although classes will resume on Tuesday morning, we know that many members of our community continue to face significant challenges as they process the events of the last week and return to campus.Students, if you have been directly impacted by the Borderline shooting or the fires, and have lost your possessions or have experienced significant hardship or stress as a result of these recent events, please reach out to faculty who teach your classes and arrange with them how best to proceed in order to meet class and course requirements. If you need help negotiating the remainder of your academic schedule, please contact Ernesto Guerrero, Director of Academic …

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