Office of the President

November 8, 2018 – Campus closed Friday, November 9

To: Faculty and Staff
From: President Gayle Hutchinson

As we continue to learn of the devastation in our neighboring communities, our hearts go out to all who are affected. The University will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 9, out of an abundance of caution and in recognition of the impact on our students, faculty, and staff. Residence halls and Sutter Dining will continue to operate. Friday will be a nonwork day for nonessential employees, and emergency campus closure leave shall be granted to all employees who are scheduled to work. Additional information will be forthcoming about events, essential staff, and payroll distribution. We also will continue to post updates online.

We know our Wildcat community is one defined by our compassion and care for one another, and we thank all of you who are taking care of one another in this difficult time. For those looking to support fire victims, the North Valley Community Foundation has activated a Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund to support evacuees. The Caring Choices Emergency Volunteer Center is accepting applications from interested volunteers. Additionally, Airbnb has activated its disaster program for Butte County, which allows members of our community to offer housing free of charge. If you are offering housing or in need of housing, you can access that program here.

Students can call the Counseling and Wellness Center 24/7 at 530-898-6345. Faculty and staff can also utilize 24/7 counseling through the Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-367-7474 or mylifematters.com (password: csuchico).

The safety and well-being of our campus community will always be our first priority. Please know our thoughts are with you.