Coronavirus (COVID) Information & Resources


President’s Emergency Fund

Saint Mary’s has launched the President’s Emergency Fund to assist SMC community members in need. Enrolled SMC students who, as a byproduct of protective measures against COVID-19, are challenged financially, have limited access to resources to support distance learning, and are facing other hardships, are eligible to apply for emergency assistance. Learn more about the fund here or submit an application for assistance by clicking here.

2020 Commencement Postponement

A Community Message from President James Donahue
As we continue to shelter in place in California, we hope that you and your family are well. Given the ongoing health crisis, and the likelihood that large gatherings will continue to be prohibited for the foreseeable future, we have decided to postpone the Spring 2020 Commencement exercises scheduled for May 23 and May 24. We know how significant these events are for our graduates and their families, as they are for the faculty and staff who look forward to this celebration every year. We are very sorry to have to make this change. Read More

Campus Access Update: April 2, 2020

On March 31, 2020, Contra Costa Health Services extended the previous stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and preserve critical hospital capacity across the region. The new order requires that essential businesses such as Saint Mary's College must scale down operations to essential components only. In light of the stricter guidelines in this latest shelter-in-place order, we have new guidance for faculty, students and staff about who can be on campus and the reasons for their presence on campus. Read More


March 27, 2020: Update to Residence Hall Policy

March 23, 2020 – Campus Community Update

March 20, 2020 – Public Service Notice - Limited Access

March 18, 2020 – Saint Mary’s Suspends In-Person Instruction Through the End of the Academic Year

March 16, 2020 – Campus Response to Health Department Shelter in Place Order

March 13, 2020 – Saint Mary's Suspends In-Person Instruction

March 9, 2020 – Social Distancing & Large Scale Events, Disposables in Dining Services, HR Resources for Employees, Managers, and Supervisors

March 5, 2020 – Guidance for Faculty, Assisting in Self Isolating Students, EdTech Center Support, Prepping for Contingencies


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