Winter Campus Plan

Classes start January 4 via remote learning.
Exceptions apply - please see below for details.

Committed. Prepared. Together.
Classes for PUC's winter quarter will continue via remote learning with exceptions for all students in essential services programs and others as noted below. Our expectation is to bring students back on campus as soon as safely possible. Campus safety measures are in place and we will continue to update this page regularly with details about class and campus operations.

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Have questions about returning in Winter? Learn more about exceptions for staying on-campus.

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Your Safety

Campus health and safety improvements are continuing across campus for those who will be here and to make PUC ready for a gradual, phased re-introduction of the full campus family as soon as we can.

General On-campus

Social Distancing

Social Distancing
At least 6 feet is required, which isn't hard on our spacious campus. Adjustments are being made for dorms and other shared spaces.

Wear Face Masks

Face Coverings
When distancing can't be guaranteed, face coverings will be required.

Wash Hands

Daily Health Checks
Temperature checks and a quick health survey every day will help ensure a healthy campus.

Dining Commons

Your Academic Experience

While some things will be different this winter quarter, what won't change is our focus on providing you an excellent education. Learn more about what changes you can expect.

  • Academic Calendar. Classes start on January 4 for Winter Quarter. See full calendar.
  • Prepared Faculty. Faculty have been trained to deliver courses using higher education best practices during COVID restrictions. 
  • Classroom Preparation. Adjustments are being made to classroom capacity, physical spacing, and cleaning schedules to make sure you stay safe while you learn.
  • Technology Solutions. Online instruction and other solutions will help bridge the gap for those who can't be in the classroom.

Essential Services Students

We are collaborating with the Napa County Health Department to allow as many students as possible from essential services programs to take classes and reside on campus. These essential services programs will likely include the Nursing, Emergency Services, and Aviation. More information to come soon.

Admissions Updates

We know times are challenging and we want to make it as simple as possible for you to enroll at PUC. Below are updates to our admissions process during this time. If you have any questions or run into any roadblocks we are here to help you. Please call (800) 862-7080.

  • Commitment Form. We are currently waiving the enrollment fee. Please fill out the Pioneer Commitment form to indicate your intent.
  • ACT and SAT test scores. We are currently waiving test scores for Winter 2021 applicants.

International Students Winter 2021

International students will be able to take classes remotely from wherever they are. For those in need of housing, international students can submit an application to remain on campus and take remote classes from their residence hall.

Pacific Union College is dedicated to our international students and to the protection of their student visa legal status. We will meet all Homeland Security requirements to operate as an approved hybrid on-site campus for Winter 2021. 

International students can feel secure that continuous adjustments will be made as government policy changes throughout the upcoming year. Based on new government policy, all returning and new international students attending Pacific Union College this winter will receive a new, approved I-20 from the International Student office. For additional information, please contact Crista Peterson at

Application to Remain on Campus

We know that for some, being on campus provides the best environment for learning. The state of California has provided assessment and mitigation guidance regarding students who face food, housing, and access insecurity. We have created an online application form for students who fall into one of these categories and have a significant need to reside on campus.

Application to Remain on Campus