Dear friends,

UCSB has established criteria to keep us safe during our seminar. We will adhere to these criteria as is fitting for us and our reputation as a community of professional educators. Thank you so much for doing your part to ensure everyone remains safe while we are together!

Here are the guidelines established by UCSB:


UCSB has an FAQ page specifically for attendees.

Further, here is a list of our COVID requirements:

WLSumSem22 COVID Policies

The WLSumSem Staff and Facilitators are committed to ensuring that we all follow the COVID safety guidelines required by UCSB. The University requires us to verify and enforce the following requirements for our participants, for our guests, for all staff, and for facilitators: 

  • Masking/Symptom Screening: Guests are required to follow the current campus guidelines on masking and symptom screening (check on this at the link below)
  • Vaccination: All attendees must either be up to date (including any booster doses when eligible) with a COVID vaccine that is authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) OR they must provide proof of a negative COVID test upon arrival and test regularly during their time on campus (We will ask that you show your card or test results when you check in on July 15th
  • Unvaccinated Individuals: You must produce a negative test result upon arrival (taken within 24 hours for antigen test or 72 hours for PCR test).
  • Testing: Individual attendees or conference organizations will provide their own COVID tests. Community testing is offered; however, appointments are often not immediately available (We will have masks and test kits available in the Seminar Office in Anacapa Hall, across from the main desk. Please see staff members in the office to request them)
  • Quarantine/Isolation Housing: Guests will need to relocate off-campus within 24 hours if they test positive for COVID19.

For the most up to date information around Summer Conference COVID Protocols, please visit 

* A person is considered up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations when they have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster doses when eligible. People who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations include: (i) people of all ages, including children, who have not completed a series of primary vaccinations to protect against COVID-19; (ii) individuals <2 weeks after the primary vaccination series; (iii) individuals with an approved exception or deferral to UC Policy: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program; (iv) persons who have completed a primary vaccination series and are eligible for the booster, but have not received a booster dose.

Also, please note!

If you have any questions or concerns before or during the seminar, please contact Don, Liz or Margaret, and we will make every effort to assist you.