Email sent to all students on Sept. 1, 2022
Dear CalArts Students,
As we have communicated, we are delaying the Fall 2022 move-in for new and returning students, including international students, into the on-campus dorms until Sunday, Sept. 4, beginning at 9 am to ensure your comfort and safety.
We are deeply sorry for the ongoing disruption in your orientation and move-in plans at the start of the Fall 2022 semester. We understand this impacts long-held travel plans as well as marks an important milestone in your lives. We want you to know we are working around the clock to get you moved in safely and get your orientation started. There is an Information Table at the Blue Wall on campus from 9 am-5 pm through Sept. 4 with staff available to assist students and families.
ZOOM Meeting for Students and Parents RE: Move-in Changes
Please join Vice President of Student Experience Brenda Ivelisse and me on ZOOM on Friday, Sept. 2 at 4:30 pm (PT) for a question and answer session regarding the changes in move-in and orientation schedules. We encourage you to register for the ZOOM webinar and to ask questions in advance.
The Los Angeles County Health Officer issued a Heat Warning as high temperatures are forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley lasting throughout the week, including temperatures expected to reach 110 degrees this weekend. This unprecedented heat wave has coincided with an issue in our electrical systems that supply power to our HVAC/air conditioning systems across the campus, including the residence halls. Our goal is to have air conditioning operating in the residence halls for a safe move in on Sunday.
Due to the extremely high heat, professional movers and CalArts staff will be on hand with moving equipment to help all of those moving into campus on Sunday. We will also have plenty of cold drinks and cooling spaces as well as staff available for questions and other assistance.
You may have also heard that there is a fire burning north of the CalArts campus. Portions of the I-5 are shut down north of campus. While it is impacting travel on I-5, it is not directly impacting campus safety or access to the campus. We will continue to update you with any changes in this situation.
Please go to our Orientation Website for the most up-to-date details and schedule.
Again, we apologize for this very challenging situation and please know that we are committed to doing everything in our power to make this a great year for you.
Dr. Brenda Ivelisse
Vice President of Student Experience