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COVID-19 Information for Students

In response to the health risk posed by the spread of COVID-19, all CCA classes will take place remotely for the rest of the spring semester. This decision was made in alignment with recent recommendations and guidance from the San Francisco Public Health Department (SFPHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Remote Learning Resources

The Spring 2020: Remote Learning page is your gateway to information, resources, and support to help you succeed in a remote learning environment. Topics include how to set up your remote learning space; access available technologies and user support; connect remotely with student services such as advising, counseling, and financial aid; and policy changes and updates due to COVID–19. This page will be updated as additional information and resources become available.

Spring 2020: Remote Learning

CCA Housing

While we remain committed to keeping CCA’s residence halls open to those students who need them, we are asking those who have safe housing alternatives to move out of CCA residence halls for the remainder of the term. This is for the safety of residents, as it enables greater social distancing and provides flexibility in the event any student residents must self-isolate. Students who move out of the residence halls for the rest of the semester will receive a credit for their housing costs prorated to Tuesday, March 17. The Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students followed up with student residents directly to provide detailed information about the timeline and processes for moving out and receiving a credit or refund. 

We also recognize that many of our students, whether due to global travel restrictions or other circumstances, rely on CCA housing for safety and security, and we will continue to welcome and support those students in our residence halls. 

Mental Health Support

If you need support, please fill out a CCA Care Form, contact Student Affairs, or consider the following resources:

  • CCA 24/7 mental health crisis hotline: 510-594-5099
  • CCA counseling: 510-594-3670 (non-urgent consultations, referrals, and appointments)
  • California Mental Health Warm Line: 855-845-7415 or visit online to take advantage of its instant messenger service.

During the campus closure, CCA Counseling Services continues to provide services. For detailed information about consultation, referral, and appointment availability, please check the Counseling Services Update & Timeline. For additional mental health resources, please visit Student Resources for Mental Health during COVID-19.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. or text HELLO to the Crisis Text Line 741741. If you identify as LGBTQ, contact the TrevorLifeline by calling their 24/7 line at 866-488-7386 or text START to their text line 678678.

If you are a student needing assistance contacting a healthcare provider or if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, please email


Unfortunately, due to social distancing requirements and public gathering restrictions related to the COVID–19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies and exhibitions as planned. While in-person ceremonies and exhibitions have been canceled, the Commencement Planning Committee has shifted its focus and energies toward designing an alternative celebration; one that honors our students’ accomplishments and time together at CCA, even as we must remain apart. The $100 graduation fee has been waived for graduates participating in the spring 2020 ceremonies. If you have already paid, the fee will be refunded to your student account.

Read the March 19, 2020 message to our 2020 graduates and their families from CCA President Stephen Beal.

Financial Aid and Compensation

In order to avoid delays with your paycheck, student payment, or financial aid refunds, we strongly encourage you to set up direct deposit in Workday. If you do not have direct deposit set up, your paycheck will be mailed, so make sure contact information is up to date in Workday. Here is how to update your contact information.

At this time the college is paying all current, regular employees. When possible, student workers and TAs have transitioned to remote work; however, the college is currently paying regular employees, including student employees, regardless of whether they are able to work remotely or not.

Campus Access

Both CCA campuses are closed until further notice. Exceptions include residence-hall access for students who have been approved to remain in student housing, and limited access for employees and students who need to retrieve essential items. Please respect the public health order to stay at home, and do not come to campus unnecessarily.

See the Campus Access Information page for details and information about accessing campus.