The following is a memo issued Thursday, March 17, 2011, by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George W. Breslauer:

TO: All Academic Titles, Staff, and Students
Re: Travel Warning Japan

Please be advised that the University of California Education Abroad Programs (UCEAP) in Japan have been suspended and travel assistance providers are assisting students with arrangements to return to the U.S. Please also be aware that the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning last night.

The University of California is now strongly encouraging faculty, staff, and students to leave Japan. The University?s travel assistance provider will assist people with changing their flights. Please call Europe Assistance at 1-866-451-7606 (inside USA), 1-202-828-5896 (outside USA call collect), or email [email protected].

This notice is being sent to all students, faculty, and staff to ensure that all members of our community who are traveling in Japan are informed about the travel warning.

George W. Breslauer
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost