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For important updates on UCI campus safety precautions and associated information from UCI, county, state, and federal public health officials, please visit UCI Forward for COVID-19 and the CDC’s COVID-19 site.


The UCI campus is continuing to operate mostly remotely as we gear up for fall quarter. The UCI BioSci Remote site will help you navigate your digital environment. Learn about resources, policies, and news during COVID-19.


Find information to help teach students, use Zoom, and stay connected with others.

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We want to make online learning as easy as possible for you. This is a challenging time for all of us as we continue to adjust to a new normal in our daily lives. But we will get through it together. And this new online learning environment will help everyone stay on track and keep moving forward.

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Whether you’re returning to campus or continuing to work from home, we have resources for you. Learn how to set yourself up for success.

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COVID-19 Updates

UCI is closely monitoring the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) situation and associated communications from the county, state and federal authorities. We will continue to provide updates through this website and email communications, and take steps to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Injuries, COVID-19 concerns and other campus safety issues should be reported to UCI Environmental Health & Safety, which also offers an online incident report form.

October 8, 2020

UCI BioSci has developed a new web application and resources for staff returning to campus. The app also allows employees to request occasional visits to campus while working remotely. Visit the site here: https://returntocampus.bio.uci.edu/...

September 14, 2020

All students are required to take the Anteater Pledge. The Anteater Pledge is a commitment to our community to do everything we can to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campus. Make this...

August 25, 2020

As part of the Working Well™ program that has been developed to help keep you and your colleagues well, daily COVID-19 symptom check screenings are now mandatory for all UCI employees, effective Monday, August 24,...

August 24, 2020

To help protect public health and reduce the burden on hospitals during an anticipated rise in flu and COVID-19 cases this fall and winter, the University of California is requiring all students, as well as...

Check out UCI BioSci’s Staff Recognition Blog!

Staff and Faculty can take a moment to recognize an outstanding staff member for a job well done. Fill out the form – it’s easy!

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Heather Bilton
September 18, 2020

Heather Bilton did an amazing job of navigating the complex new software procurement process in making a large acquisition of a new software for our undergraduate lab courses. This process took over a month but…

Diana and Kristin
August 12, 2020

It’s been my pleasure to work on BioSci commencement and undergraduate convocation for the past three years with the amazing team of Kristin Fung and Diana Tien-Chan from Student Affairs. They are not only super-responsive…

August 3, 2020

A big shout out to the entire MB&B administrative team, they are awesome!! Leading the team is our fearless, knowledgeable and super hard-working MSO, Bessy Varela. I can’t thank Bessy enough for managing…

Spread the word. Not the virus.

Reducing the spread of viruses starts with basic hygiene. Here are preventative measures that you can follow to keep our community healthy.

Always wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. *It’s not the water temperature, but the time you take rubbing the hands (20 seconds).

Cover your mouth with your elbow when you cough.

If you are sick, stay home and do not travel. Call ahead before visiting your doctor or the Student Health Center to arrange a time to be seen.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.