Coronavirus Information for Berkeley Social Welfare

June 15, 2020


All classroom instruction in the School of Social Welfare will be delivered remotely in Spring 2021.  
Members of the administrative team developed our School's plan based on information collected from and numerous conversations with our senate and field faculty, groups of students, regional and national social work stakeholders (e.g., local agencies, other schools of social work, Council on Social Work Education), and central campus stakeholders. Our planning centered two priorities: (1) the health and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, as well as the persons and communities most impacted by the delivery of social work services and (2) maintaining high educational standards (including meeting accreditation standards for our MSW program). 
Instruction for Summer 2021 will also be remote. UC Berkeley currently plans a return to in-person instruction for Fall 2021; see for the most current information. 

Field Education

Berkeley Social Welfare will offer hybrid field internships to MSW students for the 2020 – 2021 academic year, i.e. SW 410A and SW 412A which include various combinations of both in-person and remote field opportunities for MSW students. When regional stay-at-home orders are in effect, in-person field education will be suspended. For detailed information, please consult our Guide to Field Education for MSW Students.


Advising and other student-focused services are provided online or by phone. Contact for undergraduate advising and for graduate advising.

Haviland Hall

Haviland Hall is currently closed, and staff are working remotely. Advising and other student-focused services are provided online or by phone. View contact information for Dean's Office staff.

Last updated January 15, 2021