Latest Updates

Updated 9:54 a.m. July 1

A message from Debbie Adishian-Astone, vice president for Administration and chief financial officer, to faculty and staff about non-essential international and domestic travel, through June 30, 2021.

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Updated 6:17 a.m. June 30

A message from Marsha Baum, associate vice president of Faculty Affairs, to faculty regarding parking fee refunds for the spring semester.


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Updated 2:21 p.m. June 15

A message from President Joseph I. Castro and Debbie Adishian-Astone, vice president for Administration and chief financial officer, to employees and students about confirmed COVID-19 cases within the campus community.

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Updated 12:12 p.m. June 12

A message from Marylou Mendoza-Miller, associate vice president for Human Resources, was sent to managers and department chairs with guidance for responding to COVID-19 cases.

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Updated 10:11 a.m. May 27

A message from Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Debbie Adishian-Astone, vice president for Administration and chief financial officer, to the campus community with a Fall 2020 planning update. 

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Updated 10:11 a.m. May 27

A message from Marylou Mendoza-Miller, associate vice president for Human Resources, was sent to managers about Emergency Pay for CSUEU and Teamsters 2010.

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Updated 3:35 p.m. May 19

A message from Orlando Leon, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, was sent to faculty and staff about how to prepare for uninvited Zoom guests.

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Updated 1 p.m. May 12, 2020

A message from Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Debbie Adishian-Astone, vice president for Administration and chief financial officer, to the campus community with an update from the Fall 2020 Planning Task Force.

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Updated 12:03 p.m. May 7, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro to the campus community about planning for fall 2020.

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Updated 11:32 a.m. May 5, 2020

A message from Human Resources and Faculty Affairs to faculty and staff about temporary paid leave programs.

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Updated 9:43 a.m. May 5, 2020

A message from Dr. Xuanning Fu, interim vice provost, to faculty about resources for final examination concerns.

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Updated 1:14 p.m. May 1, 2020

A video message from President Joseph I. Castro to the campus community about scenarios being considered for instruction this fall, what he anticipates in terms of student enrollment, and more.

 


Updated 8 a.m. May 1, 2020

A message from Dr. Xuanning Fu, interim vice provost, to faculty about accommodations to students with disabilities.

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12:30 p.m. April 30, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro to students about the availability of the CARES Act and other funding.

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10 a.m. April 30, 2020

A message from Orlando Leon, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, was sent to faculty and staff about their role in Zoom security and privacy.

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Updated 8:49 a.m. April 30, 2020

A message from CSU Chancellor Timothy White to CSU employees about the months ahead.

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Updated 3:32 p.m. April 29, 2020

A message from the Office of the University Registrar to students with information about the CR/NC grading request form.

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Updated 10:50 a.m. April 29, 2020

A message from Debbie Adishian-Astone, vice president for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, to campus employees about international and non-essential travel.

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Updated 12:40 p.m. April 28, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro and Provost Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval to students about current planning for fall 2020 semester.

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Updated 12:35 p.m. April 28, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro and Provost Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval to faculty and staff about current planning for fall 2020 semester.

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Updated 4:15 p.m. April 24, 2020

A video message from Provost Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval to the campus community sharing images of campus set to the music and poetry of faculty in celebration of National Poetry Month.

 


Updated 3:25 p.m. April 21, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro to students about the CARES Act funding.

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Updated 4 p.m. April 17, 2020

A video message from President Joseph I. Castro to the campus community on embodying bold.

 


Updated 9 a.m. April 17, 2020

A message from Orlando Leon, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, was sent to faculty and staff about Zoom security and privacy concerns.

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Updated 3:25 p.m. April 14, 2020

A message from Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Carolyn Coon, dean of students and acting vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, to students about registering for fall 2020 courses.

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Updated 4 p.m. April 13, 2020

A message from the Department of Public Safety was sent to employees about the use of face coverings for essential employees.

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Updated 9:35 a.m. April 7, 2020

A message from Human Resources was sent to managers, department chairs and timekeepers about pay for student assistants.

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Updated April 6, 2020

A memo from the CSU Chancellor's Office was distributed about Zoom security.

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Updated 3 p.m. April 6, 2020

A message was sent from Human Resources to student assistants about their pay during this time.

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Updated 4:30 p.m. April 3, 2020

video message from President Joseph I. Castro to the campus community answering student questions.

 


Updated 3 p.m. April 3, 2020

A message from Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Carolyn Coon, dean of students and acting vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, to the campus community about grading accommodations exclusively in the spring 2020 semester.

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Updated 2:43 p.m. April 2, 2020

A message to students from President Joseph I. Castro and Dr. Carolyn Coon, dean of students and acting vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, about commencement, emergency funding and other support services.

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Updated 2:17 p.m. April 2, 2020

A message to managers from Human Resources about the extension of COVID-19 Temporary Paid Administrative Leave.

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Updated 8:46 p.m. March 31, 2020

A message from Human Resources was sent to managers about stateside student assistants.

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Updated 7:32 p.m. March 25, 2020

A message from Human Resources was sent to managers about emergency pay represented employees.

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Updated 4:05 p.m. March 30, 2020

A message from Dr. Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Carolyn Coon, dean of students and acting vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, to the campus community about the temporary closure of the Henry Madden Library per guidance from the California State University Chancellor's Office.

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Updated 2:15 p.m. March 30, 2020

A message from Human Resources to the campus community about Voluntary Employee Health Screening.

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Updated 3:30 p.m. March 27, 2020

A message from Orlando Leon, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, was sent to faculty and staff regarding Zoom-bombing, Recording and Etiquette.

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Updated 1:53 p.m. March 27, 2020

In a video, President Joseph I. Castro answers some of the most frequently asked questions from students, faculty and staff over the past few weeks.

 


 

Updated 3:43 p.m. March 23, 2020

A memo from Debbie Adishian-Astone, vice president for Administration and chief financial officer, and Provost Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval to managers about meals for employees working on campus.

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Updated 9:23 p.m. March 22, 2020

A message from Marylou Mendoza-Miller, associate vice president for Human Resources, was sent to employees about temporary paid administrative leave.

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Updated 5 p.m. March 20, 2020

In a video, President Joseph I. Castro shares a message for employees who remain on campus and those working remotely to ensure instructional continuity and maintain campus operations.

 


 

Updated 10:30 p.m. March 19, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro was sent to faculty and staff about the State's new "shelter-in-place" order.

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Updated 2 p.m. March 19, 2020

A message from Dr. Carolyn Coon, dean of students and acting vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, and Debbie Adishian-Astone, Chief Financial Officer, was sent to students regarding refunds.

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Updated 9:30 p.m. March 18, 2020

A message from Provost Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval was sent to faculty ahead of the transition to virtual instruction.

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Updated 3:30 p.m. March 18, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro was sent to the campus community about the City of Fresno's "shelter-in-place" order.

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A message from Human Resources was sent to staff and managers with more guidance for telecommuting and other campus resources.

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Updated 11:30 a.m. March 17, 2020

A message was sent from President Joseph I. Castro to the campus community with new University actions to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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Updated 12 a.m. March 16, 2020

A message from Faculty Affairs was sent to faculty, which also applies to staff, regarding employees who are 65 and older.

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Updated 10 p.m. March 15, 2020

A message from Human Resources was sent to managers, with guidance from the CSU Chancellor's Office and Gov. Gavin Newsom, regarding employees who are age 65 and older.

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Updated 7:15 a.m. March 15, 2020

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) has confirmed the second case of travel-related COVID-19 in Fresno County. There are no reported cases on the Fresno State campus.

A message from Marylou Mendoza-Miller, associate vice president for Human Resources, was sent to staff and managers for guidance as the University transitions to virtual instruction.

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Updated 5:09 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2020

In a video message, President Joseph I. Castro shared some thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic and how it is affecting our local communities, and the University's temporary transition to virtual instruction for most courses beginning on Friday, March 20.

 


 

Updated 12:45 p.m. March 12, 2020

A message from President Joseph I. Castro was sent to the campus community about the implementation of alternative instruction.

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Updated 12:15 p.m. March 11, 2020

A message from Erin Boele, director of housing, was sent to student residents about Student Housing and Dining Services.

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Updated 10:15 a.m. March 11, 2020

A message from Orlando Leon, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, was sent to the campus community about coronavirus phishing scams.

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Updated at 8:09 a.m. March 11, 2020

A message from Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer Debbie Adishian-Astone was sent to faculty and staff regarding international and non-essential travel.

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Updated at 3:14 p.m. March 10, 2020

A message from Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, with guidance from the CSU Chancellor's Office and state and local public health officials, was sent to the campus community regarding classroom instruction, near-term large events and travel.

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Updated at 8:34 p.m. March 8, 2020

A message from Dr. Carolyn Coon, dean of students and acting vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, was sent to students with tips on how to stay healthy and guidance for travel during spring break.

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Updated at 2:30 p.m. March 8, 2020
(original post was at 8:12 p.m. March 7, 2020)

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Fresno County. This is a travel-related case and was not community-acquired. At this time, the FCDPH says there is no immediate threat to the general public, and is not recommending cancellation of events, closure of schools, or buildings at this time.

Since the status of classes and campus operations may be on people’s minds as they learn of the first confirmed case in Fresno County (not on campus), President Joseph I. Castro shared a message with the campus community about Fresno State's emergency preparedness plans and procedures.

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Updated at 10:45 a.m. March 6, 2020

There are no reported cases of COVID-19 on the Fresno State campus or in Fresno County at this time. Nevertheless, Provost Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, provided guidance to faculty in a letter on potential impacts in the classroom. The letter addresses illness-related student absences, importance of having continuity teaching plans and the availability of related resources, and guidance on when faculty or students miss class due to any illness.

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