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Last updated on Aug 26, 2021

Housing & Dining

CCA’s brand-new student residence and dining facility, Founders Hall and Makers Cafe, has opened and will welcome students this fall. For information about the Fall 2021 move-in schedule, visit the Move-In Process page.

All students living in housing or attending hybrid in-person instruction are required to be vaccinated by September 1, 2021. Please read the email that was sent to all students on May 5, 2021, and the FAQ. To update your vaccination status, please log into Workday and follow these instructions. Entering your vaccination status as soon as possible will help inform updates to existing on-campus policies and protocols, and will also inform your move-in date to CCA housing.

For all new unvaccinated residents, proof of a negative COVID19 test result is required before move-in. More information.

Beginning August 30, all students, faculty, and staff must provide proof of vaccination or approved exemption to access campus. Vaccination or exemption will be verified with an ID sticker, and IDs must be worn at all times. Read more here.


  • Per the San Francisco Department of Health guidelines, the college will be making assignments based on double occupancy (2 persons per sleeping room)
  • All residents are encouraged to complete their roommate preferences, and use the Roommate Matching feature in their CCA Housing Account, by June 1
  • All unit types in CCA residence halls have in-unit bathrooms that are only shared with (suite mates / roommates)
  • There are no common shared bathrooms at CCA


To establish the safest environment possible, unvaccinated residents will be required to quarantine in their unit for 7 days upon arrival (contingent upon a negative test result). For more information, click here.

Makers Cafe

Makers Cafe will offer to-go and outdoor dining through September 13, while vaccine verification is completed for the CCA community. After September 13, indoor dining will be available only for fully vaccinated patrons with a vaccine verification sticker on their ID. To-go and outdoor dining will remain available for patrons who are not fully vaccinated. Makers Cafe will not be open to the general public. Masks must be worn indoors on campus. You may remove your mask while eating, but should put it back on when you are finished. There is no food service on the Oakland campus. For those taking classes, teaching, or working in Oakland, please make appropriate arrangements. 

Health & Wellness

Information about CCA’s student health insurance plan and waivers, counseling services, and other resources to support students’ health, safety, and well-being may be found on the Health + Wellness Portal page.

If you have a positive test, symptoms, or are exposed to COVID-19

If you are sick, stay home! If you have a positive test, are showing symptoms, or have had close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 (defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period), you should follow the steps outlined here. Students who have tested positive, show symptoms, or who have been exposed to COVID-19 should notify immediately. 

CCA is responsible for initiating the contact tracing process and will work with any sick students, faculty, or staff, along with public health officials, to identify and contact individuals who may have been exposed. Please reach out to your healthcare provider directly if you have any concerns about your health or your symptoms worsen.

International Students

Immigration has updated online learning policies for international students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information can be found on the Maintaining F-1 Status for Fall 2021 Portal page. ISAP staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please email or make an appointment with an ISAP advisor for assistance.


We may not be together in person, but that doesn’t mean we’re not attending events … virtually! Find out about guest lectures, online exhibitions, discussion groups, faculty meet-ups, and more on our calendar of events.

Mental Health Support

If you need of mental health support, please 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.

IMMEDIATE RISK: If you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harming one’s self or others, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

During the campus closure, CCA Counseling Services continues to provide services. For detailed information about consultation, referral, and appointment availability, check the Counseling Services Tele-Mental-Health Portal page. For additional mental health resources, 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 need assistance contacting a healthcare provider or if you have questions regarding your student insurance coverage, email

For additional assistance or referrals please fill out a CCA Care Form.