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Physics Department COVID-19 Response Information

Box folder:

Research Continuity

UCM research continuity page


UC Merced Laboratory Ramp-Down Checklist

Official Ramp-Down Communication Notice

Campus Access

Designated people exception form

Application for one-time access to campus


Guidance from Sponsored Projects Office

Council on Government Relations collected "Agency Guidance Specific to Federal Award Impact" information


UC Guidance to Campuses (primarily employment concerns)


Educational Continuity

SNS information exchange page for online technologies

Online workshops by CETL to support online instruction

Educational Continuity for Faculty (Office of Information Technology)

Educational Continuity for Staff (OIT)

Educational Continuity for Students (OIT)

University Resources, including where to make requests for loaner laptops and internet hotspots

Top Hat Resource (free until end of semester)

UCOP Faculty Resources & Links

UC-level drop-in technical sessions

SNS Academic Integrity Statement to be included on all exams

Amendment to the Emergency Course Continuity (ECC) policy 
allowing undergraduate students to change the grading option for their course(s) from letter grade to Pass/No Pass up to the final day of instruction of the Spring 2020 semester.

Student of Concern form

Physics education activities with smartphones


How to protect your Zoom sessions from trolls (OIT)

Zoom background images from UC Merced Marketing


Campus Support for Producing Remote Teaching Material

Four classrooms in COB2 (110, 130, 140 and 170) and the instructional labs in SE1 and SE2 have been designated to enable and assist instructors with producing remote teaching material. These rooms are not for in-person instruction and additional individuals beyond the instructor are limited to only those directly assisting instructors in the production of instructional content. These designated spaces will be available for reserved use from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday effective Monday, March 30.

Please note, instructors will first work with IT classroom support staff and work through existing resources to develop remote teaching material. If classroom or instructional lab access for use of the technology for producing remote teaching material is deemed necessary, IT will facilitate reserving space. Please follow the steps here to initiate the process:

  • Instructor contacts at least one work day in advance;
  • Registrar’s Office will facilitate coordination between the instructor and IT classroom support staff;
  • IT will guide instructors through existing resources here:;
  • If access to a campus room is still needed, IT will create a Service Now ticket and set up an appointment (not to exceed four hours) to coordinate access to the designated room and assist in setting up the technology with the instructor;
  • The Registrar’s Office will create a calendar appointment on Astra schedule and will notify campus units including facilities, custodial, police and emergency response about the room usage;
  • Custodians will be scheduled to clean the room after each use.