COVID-19 has created an extraordinary public health emergency that burdens all of us with unusual constraints, extra responsibilities, and tremendous uncertainties. In the last three months, you have enabled students to continue their education by swiftly transforming Winter Finals, Spring Quarter, and Summer Session to remote format. You have also participated in an iterative planning process to prepare the campus to offer some Fall Quarter courses in person if the public health situation allows this.
Thank you for everything you are doing to help UC San Diego continue to innovate and thrive as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.

-Elizabeth H. Simmons