August 13, 2021 News & Updates



Sent to all campus employees on 8/13/21.



campus re-entry updates 


Review the Employee Re-entry Checklist  for employee requirements, protocols, and guidance for returning to campus. 


Vaccine Requirement Policy

As described in the President’s message on July 27, 2021, the CSU is requiring that all returning faculty, staff, and students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. To achieve compliance with this mandate, CSUF employees must receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by August 17, 2021 and upload their record as soon as the second dose is received.

Fully vaccinated is defined any individual from whom the University has received documentation noting receipt at least 14 days prior, of either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. You may request a medical or religious exemption from the mandatory vaccination policy. Individuals with a pending or approved exemption will still be required to undergo weekly surveillance testing.


Face Coverings Required Indoors

Presidential Directive 22 has been amended to reflect the requirement that all members of the University community regardless of vaccination status must wear a face covering indoors, based on updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). These revisions are effective on August 11 and will continue at least through September 30.


Required Testing for Returning Faculty Aug 18-20

Faculty who have not uploaded a vaccine record and will return for the fall semester at on-campus centers are required to have re-entry testing between August 18-20 and undergo weekly surveillance testing thereafter. View instructions for scheduling your testing appointment.


CSUF Vaccine Clinic at the Titan Gym

Vaccines will be available on campus through the OC Health Care Agency from August 16-20, in the Titan Gym Foyer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vaccines are available by walk-in or appointment to all students, employees and their families. Click here for more details.  


Fall Planning Forum Recording

The August fall planning forum recording is now available for those who were not able to attend the live forum.


Support Sessions for Transitioning Back to Campus


Mon, Aug 16
10 am - 12 pm

Thurs, Aug 19 
3 - 5 pm 

EAP 1:1 Re-entry Virtual Support Sessions

Meet 1:1 virtually with an EAP counselor, whose goal is to help you re-acclimate to the workplace successfully. Discuss concerns, ask questions, and create space to prepare for the transition to campus.

Aug 16 - 19

10 am - 4 pm 

EAP On-site Support Sessions - Visit CP 700 to meet 1:1 with an EAP counselor, whose goal is to help you re-acclimate to the workplace successfully.

Tues, Aug 24

2 – 3 pm

Success or Stress - Thriving in a Chaotic World
Livestream webinar presented by Life Matters EAP and CSU Systemwide HR. Learn more about the causes of stress, the art of resiliency, mindsets and attitudes, and ways to put them into action.





One Book, One CSUF Program Free Book Distribution

With the fall semester around the corner, we invite students, faculty, and staff to pick up a free copy of the 2021-2022 One Book, One CSUF book selection, They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei on Tuesday, August 24 – Wednesday, August 25 at 10 am – 1 pm at the Pollak Library. See additional details herePDF File .


Staff Development Conference 2021

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs is excited to announce the inaugural Staff Development Conference on September 23-24 designed specifically to honor, recognize, and develop our Titan Staff. Full schedule and details are coming soon.






Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Discount for CSUF Employees

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is offering a special discounted admission rate September 24–26, 2021, just for CSUF employees. Click here for details and learn how to order ticketsPDF File


Updated Employee Separation and Exit Interview Process Coming Soon

Stay tuned for updates to the employee separation and exit interview process, including streamlined steps and a new website coming September 2021.


Do you play a musical instrument?

The CSUF University Band is open to participation from faculty, staff, and members of the broader campus community. Click here for more information or contact Dustin Barr, Director of Bands at





Fri, Aug 20
9 - 10 am

Transition to Retirement

Presented by Total Wellness. Many people only think of things like relaxation and financial planning when they think of retirement. Learn how to emotionally prepare for retirement in this session.

Mon, Aug 23
9 - 10:30 am

Conducting Equitable and Inclusive Searches

Presented by Engagement and Learning. Effective immediately, all search committee members involved in staff and MPP searches are to complete a 90-minute diversity education session on equitable and inclusive search practices. One time participation in this session will cover you for two years. Learn more.

Tues, Aug 24
9 - 10:30 am

Equity-Minded Decision-Making Education

Presented by Engagement and Learning. This session is designed to provide participants with a deeper rationale, greater understanding, and practical application for placing social equity at the core of high-impact decision making.





HRDI is here for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at 657-278-2425 or  





Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our EAP, LifeMatters by Empathia, is always here to assist CSUF employees and their family members with a variety of work life services. Visit our EAP webpage for details.



COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

The University requests that any employee or student self-report a positive COVID-19 case or possible exposure using the CSUF COVID-19 Self-Reporting form.



CSU Vaccine Requirement

View CSU vaccine requirement information here.Opens in new window



COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics   

Find vaccine clinic and resources for employees, students, and Orange County community members on the Titans Return: Vaccine webpage.




Contact for questions or concerns regarding COVID-19. Stay updated on campus re-entry news and resources at Titans Return website.