Report a Skillsoft Books Broken Link

The library is replacing our Skillsoft Books database with O’Reilly for Higher Education e-books.  If you notice any broken link in a Blackboard course, please report it using our Ask a Librarian service.  Thank you!

Winter Quarter New Student General Orientation

Are you a new student this winter quarter? Join us for the New Student General Orientation providing an overview of the various university departments and systems including the portal, the Student Center, the library, tutoring, and Blackboard.

The webinar will be offered on three different days – sign up for the day and time that works best for your schedule:

  • Tuesday, December 29th 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST
  • Wednesday, January 6th 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PST
  • Saturday, January 9th 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST

You will receive an automatic confirmation email with the access link after registering for the webinar.

Click here to register.

Student/Faculty Center Outage Sat., Jan.23rd 2:00 p.m. to Sun., Jan 24th 2:00 p.m. PDT

Our administrative applications for Student, HR, Payroll and Finance will be unavailable part of this weekend for maintenance. This is a planned monthly maintenance that ensures the stability and availability of our administrative PeopleSoft systems. These systems will be offline beginning Saturday, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m. PDT. Maintenance will be completed no later than 2:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, January 24th. This outage will affect students’ ability to register for classes and access their records through the Student Center.  Teaching faculty will not have access to the Faculty Center for attendance and grading.

Blackboard, email and library services will remain available.  Both students and faculty can find direct links to these services in their respective Portals at

Message From the Provost: Onsite Class Delivery Winter Quarter (January – March)

Dear City University Students:

As we have been since last spring, we continue to pay close attention to guidelines from government and health officials about exactly when we can return to campus and what guidelines we must follow when we do. While certain areas are beginning to reopen more widely, it is still unclear when a full return to campus for students and classes is likely. We believe it is in the best interest of our students, faculty, and staff to plan to offer all courses normally schedule as in-class or mixed mode via synchronous video throughout winter quarter as we have done for the last several quarters.

We will be offering select face-to-face classes for international students, however. We are committed to supporting our international students in maintaining their studies, and as we are doing this fall, we will provide face-to-face instruction to maintain international students’ visa status. We have plans in place to be able to do so safely and ensure health and safety guidelines are followed.

If more clear guidance suggests we are able to safely return to campus at some point in winter, we will announce a comprehensive plan to begin doing so. Until then, stay well, stay engaged,

Provost Dr. Scott Carnz