You’re miles from UC Berkeley, maybe even overseas, working remotely and wondering if central campus has become a COVID-19 ghost town with cobwebbed windows, withering brown lawns, locked doors and barely a human, or even a peregrine falcon, in sight. Is anybody there?
If you were here, you’d see nearly empty outdoor expanses and darkened classrooms and offices. And because of all-remote instruction, most of the 45,000-plus students expected to enroll aren’t around; only about 2,200 are in on-campus housing.
But check out the slideshow below. As fall 2020 semester begins, we hope you’ll be glad to see Berkeley again, from a distance. It’s very much alive, in ways you may not have imagined, and will be readying for your safe return.