University of California, Berkeley
At The University of California at Berkeley, one of the top public global universities, students did not have power during the wildfires, except for life-saving needs and critical research projects. All classes were canceled for several days, exams were rescheduled, and many students were affected by power outages. While some students still had power due to backup generators, the fires had unprecedented impacts on school operations
Mount St. Mary's University
A recent wildfire that was spreading by Santa Ana winds brought dangerous fires close enough to Mount St. Mary’s University to warrant an evacuation. Students were alerted in the middle of the night, as the Getty Fire picked up rapid exposure.