UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood

UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood

Dear Members of the UCSF Community,

I write to inform you that UCSF leadership is actively engaged with the UC Office of the President to comprehend the implications of President Trump’s executive order on immigration and determine all options available to protect the well-being of every member of our community. I also want to immediately distribute to you the following communication that we received this morning from the Office of UC President Janet Napolitano.

Guidance for the UC Community on the Executive Order Affecting Visa Processes and Entry into the United States

On Friday, President Trump issued an executive order that restricts entry into the United States for 90 days for individuals from seven countries – Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Based on news reports, individuals with immigrant and non-immigrant visas and those with green cards who are originally from these countries are being denied entry into the United States. We continue to analyze the executive order and its impact on our students, faculty, scholars, employees, and other community members. At this time, we recommend that UC community members from these seven countries who hold a visa to enter the United States or who are lawful permanent residents do not travel outside of the United States.

We will continue to monitor and analyze the impact of the executive order and will issue additional guidance as soon as possible. Until then, if you are a visa holder or green card holder from one of these countries that is currently abroad, or you have any questions, please contact the International Studies Office on your campus.

In addition to the above, further information can be found on the UCSF International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) website, including information on how to contact the ISSO office or an ISSO adviser should you have specific questions.

I know many other questions are being raised by the actions emanating from Washington, DC. We are reviewing these actions and their impact on our campus and our community, and we will be communicating with the UCSF community in the coming days and beyond with additional information and recommendations.


Sam Hawgood, MBBS
Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor