In light of the rising COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles, we remind employees on campus to adhere to safe physical distancing and diligent face covering wearing when around co-workers and others on-campus.
Felicia Washington, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and Charles Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, share an important update with faculty and staff on COVID-19 training and daily wellness checks.
USC student-athletes will begin a phased return to campus for voluntary workouts beginning on June 24.
USC Transportation shares an update regarding fall semester parking permits and campus parking for the remainder of the summer.
As we begin a phased approach toward resuming some on-campus activities, Provost Charles Zukoski shares the progress we have made in a number of areas.
USC has a potential budget gap of $300 to $500 million in FY 2021. The gap arises from lost revenues and increased costs associated with COVID-19. We are preparing for a prolonged economic recovery that could impact our finances for several years. We remain confident that we can close this gap for FY 2021, and over the next year, develop plans to emerge stronger from the pandemic.
President Folt shares some of the key Project Restart decisions that the university has made so far. While we still have many details to work out, we are planning for an in-person fall semester for students beginning on Aug. 17, 2020. This is a week earlier than originally scheduled.
President Carol Folt thanks faculty and staff for protecting our university, our students and our patients during this challenging time.
Zoom recently released Zoom 5.0, which includes stronger data encryption, centralized security controls and other meeting safeguards. Beginning on May 30, all Zoom software must be upgraded to Zoom 5.0 in order to join meetings.
We will salute our class of 2020 on Friday, May 15 with a 12-hour virtual celebration filled with videos, photos, social streams, inspiring personal messages, performances and special celebrations from our individual schools. We hope you will join in the festivities and drop in and out during the day, or even get comfortable and stay with us for the duration.