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Reopening Fuller’s Pasadena Campus

Fuller’s Senior Leadership Team has been closely monitoring the current situation regarding COVID-19, as well as federal, state, and local public health guidelines and health orders. The numbers of hospitalized COVID patients and deaths in all three of the counties where are campuses are located are rapidly falling. While it is premature to declare the pandemic over, these trends are very encouraging, and allow us to begin taking steps toward resuming normal operations at our campuses in Pasadena, Houston, and Phoenix.

As we move forward with our plans to reopen our campuses fully, we offer this list of Frequently Asked Questions.


What procedures are in place to help protect us against the COVID virus?

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are extremely important. The following measures are being taken to minimize the risk of infection:


Which modalities will be available for Spring Quarter?

We will have classes available in residential, fully online, and hybrid modalities.

I am an international student. How will this opening affect me and my visa?

Pasadena-based course offerings in Spring Quarter ’22 will allow sufficient campus-based units for new and returning international students to maintain their residential visa eligibility.

My program requires me to attend in-person classes in Pasadena, but I have health concerns. What can I do to address my health concerns while not falling behind in my coursework?

You can ask for a pandemic-related academic adjustment if you have:

  • received a positive COVID test requiring isolation
  • a COVID exposure or symptom expression requiring quarantine
  • a CDC-recognized high-risk factor such as diabetes, cancer, or immunosuppression
  • another high-risk condition such as age over 65, obesity, or pregnancy
  • a documented physical or mental health condition affected during the pandemic
  • a situation where you are living with or caring for a high-risk individual, as defined by CDC guidelines

If your situation falls into one of the above categories, please read more about the Pandemic-Related Academic Adjustment process.

What are Fuller’s procedures for responding to a COVID-19 case on campus?

Students and employees should email to report COVID-19 symptoms, if they test positive, or if they are a close contact to someone who has COVID-19. Fuller has an exposure management plan that includes notifying the Pasadena Public Health Department of positive cases, implementing contact tracing, and providing additional cleaning/disinfecting to applicable areas. Fuller will also follow the procedures outlined in Fuller’s COVID Prevention Program as it relates to the workplace.

I’m a staff or faculty member scheduled to return to the Pasadena campus in a full-time or hybrid in-person modality, but I have health concerns. Who should I contact to address my concerns?

For all pandemic-related work adjustments, please email

I work in Fuller’s healthcare facility (180 N. Oakland Avenue). Am I required to be vaccinated?

If you are a healthcare worker in Pasadena or perform any physical work within Fuller’s healthcare facility (180 N. Oakland Avenue building, not including Travis), you must follow the City of Pasadena Health Officer Order for the Control of COVID-19: Order Requiring Vaccination of Health Care Workers.

Past Updates

Fuller has released regular updates to the community as the pandemic as progressed.

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For questions or concern, please contact