COVID-19 Updates and Resources

UPDATED: 9/20/2021

UC Davis Campus Ready Website

With UC Davis returning to mostly in-person work and instruction, please refer to the Campus Ready website for information regarding Fall 2021. We advise that you check the website on a frequent basis for updates. 

Please go to the website through the link below:

Office Support 

For Fall 2021, the ASA staff members will be doing hybrid work (On-Site and Remote). The ASA office will be closed on Fridays but our staff members will be working remotely. 

  1. Angel Truong, ASA Department Coordinator, provides departmental information. Please contact her via email or (530) 752-2069.
  2. Joe Nguyen will be available by phone or email for academic advising. Please contact him at (530) 752-8617 or
  3. Dr. Susette Min, the current chair of Asian American Studies, provides overall direction to the faculty and staff. If you have questions regarding the ASA department, please contact her via email at
  4. Dr. Tatum Phan is our CAN Community Counselor. She is available for free consultations and counseling services via phone and video Contact via email with schedule of availability:

COVID-19 and Remote Learning Resources 

PLEASE NOTE: The following information were provided from the start of Spring 2020. For updates, please check out the UC Davis Campus Ready Website or contact our ASA faculty and staff members via email. 

For information on COVID-19 from UC Davis, please use this link,

Here are quick links from the website for specific information.

Coronavirus Updates for Students

COVID-19 FAQ for Students

Coronavirus: Health and Well-being

Student Resources for Remote Learning

Frequently Asked Questions - UC Davis Student Resources

Basic Needs Assistance: Aggie Compass ( and the student-run Pantry (

Medical and Mental Health Resources: Free online medical, mental health, and psychiatry appointments:

Mental health support:

          In-person crisis support @ North Hall available M-F 9AM-4:30PM

          Telehealth (phone or video) visits offered for all other visits 

         Call 530-752-0871 to schedule appointments

          Crisis text line: Text “RELATE” to 741741

          *Free for all registered students

Computer and Internet Access: The campus has assured us that it will do its best to provide computer and internet access to students who need it. Here is the link for more information.

Readings: Assuming you have a computer and internet access, please make sure to download the library VPN ( in order to access any readings for your courses from Shields. Our instructors will do the best we can to provide you with PDFs with readings on Canvas but in case you need to access readings from the library, you will need VPN. Plus, if your instructor requires you to do library research, you will need to have VPN to access readings. Otherwise, you may be asked to pay for reading material. Since it is not clear that postal services will operate in the same way over the next few weeks, we are advising instructors to adjust their syllabi so as to provide you with readings that are easily accessible.

Communication: We will do our best as a department and as individual instructors to keep you updated on all developments that may impact your learning. However, if you have specific questions or concerns, it is very important that you communicate directly with your TAs and/or faculty in the methods that they specify.