Spring 2022 Information for The School of Design

Author: School of Design
February 1, 2022

Scheduled In-Person Classes Return on Monday, February 14!

Monday, February 14 marks the return to campus. If you are in a scheduled in-person class, it will meet in the room, at the time, and on the days found in your Class Schedule. Check your iLearn site for information about your scheduled classes.

The Provost has shared some very important  information, notably:

  1. Although state and some local authorities are beginning to lift mask mandates, we will continue our masking policy (KN-95 masks are available from building coordinators and the Cesar Chavez Student Center).
  2. Boosters are required for students, faculty and unrepresented employees as of Feb. 28. Represented staff are encouraged to get their boosters while the CSU awaits the meet and confer process with the unions.  
  3. Students and employees who have received exemptions will be required to test regularly. Students who do not comply will be withdrawn from courses. Employees who do not comply will be referred to Human Resources.
  4. If a student in your class tests positive, they are required to isolate for 10 days, but can test back into class after five days. This also applies to employees.

The School of Design Office is Available both in Person and in Remote Modes Beginning February 14

The School of Design Office is open and available via email design@sfsu.edu and phone 415-338-2211. On Monday, February 14, the office in 121 Fine Arts will be open. We will continue to have a department open Zoom available beginning January 24. For all campus details, please check with the Campus Comeback site for vaccine updates and safety measures throughout the physical campus.

Modified Return in Spring 22

San Francisco State has an excellent safety record when it comes to COVID 19. We have successfully completed the Fall 21 semester with no spread on campus. Individuals have tested positive, but due to our high vaccination rate (over 98%), adherence to masking requirements, hand sanitizing, as well as other safety measures, we have had no spread on our campus.

We will continue a modified return for Spring 22; a little over 50% of our offered course sections will have some or all sessions on campus. We are offering some studio classes fully in-person, many studio classes as Hybrid (1 session per week in person and the other session online), a handful as modified Hybrid (between 3 and 7 sessions in person with the remaining sessions offered online). The remainder of our schedule is online, in a combination of Synchronous, Asynchronous and Online Hybrid offerings. Please see the Spring 22 schedule for each class section's details. If a student has an in-person class scheduled with an online offering scheduled right after, we are establishing spaces in the department that students can use to access online classes with their laptops and headphones.

If you are in a scheduled online class, it will remain online.

Rooms On Campus To Use For Online Classes

There are some rooms available in the Design manages spaces on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building that will be open for students to use to study in and to access their online classes. If you have an in-person class that is either preceeded by or followed by an online class, we will post a schedule of available times in FA 117, 119, 123, and 151 for open use. The library also has rooms you can use to access online classes.

Building Access

As the campus opens up, faculty and students can see which buildings are open at which times by visiting the Campus Plan.

The School of Design Office

Our Office Staff will continue their work remotely and in person. If you need to contact us, please write design@sfsu.edu. If you have hard-copy forms or petitions that need to be submitted, please send the petition (along with supporting documentation) to design@sfsu.edu. Include the name of your advisor and we will route your paperwork through the school and then to university offices.

Please send all inquiries to the School via email until we send further notice.

The School of Design Shops

The Design shops will reopen for classes and student use on February 14. We will keep you updated through email and this site as to  access to the shops. Please start with your professor if you have questions about returning to work in the shops.

Quick Links and Resources for Students:

Stay Healthy | Keep Learning | Campus Operations | Student Employees | On-Campus Housing | International Program Participants | Basic Needs Resources l Hope Crisis Fund

The University COVID-19 Information Site

Stay up-to-date with the University's COVID-19 Information Site. There you will find the latest information from the University, advice on how to stay safe, links to remote instruction guides and more.

General COVID Information:

The Centers for Disease Control

The World Health Organization

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