Email sent on March 10, 2020:
Dear CCSF International Students:
As you read in the Chancellor’s email from yesterday, CCSF will temporarily suspend face-to-face classes until further notice due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. There are a few points the OIP would like to clarify for international students:
- As you know, international students have restrictions about online classes. Distance Learning/Online classes will continue as usual per your course outline and syllabus. If you are enrolled in online classes please continue to participate, submit assignments and maintain contact with your instructors.
- Face-to-face (in-person) classes will be moved to a technology enhanced format starting March 30th and will not negatively affect your F-1 visa status. Neither CCSF nor DHS (immigration) will penalize you for not attending face-to-face classes. However, please check emails and ask instructors how they will require you to submit class work -- via email, Canvas, etc. It will be your responsibility to keep up with the work your instructor(s) assign(s).
- The OIP will have limited in-person services until we are given approval to return to normal business operations. The OIP staff will work remotely and will respond to questions as they come via email.
- The Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) at CCSF has been in contact with SEVP (immigration) offices and they are aware that CCSF will be shifting to alternate teaching methods based on the Chancellor and Board of Trustee directive.
We highly recommend that you do not travel during this time and you follow all other health advice as previously sent by the Chancellor’s Office and Student Health Center.
Please continue to check email and social media as we will keep you updated when we have more information about OIP services and hours for the remainder of the semester.
The best way to contact the OIP at this time is via email at email@example.com. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Office of International Programs (OIP)
City College of San Francisco
50 Frida Kahlo Way, Cloud Hall 212
San Francisco, CA 94112
+1 (415) 239-3895