COVID-19 Updates

We understand that with the current situation surrounding COVID-19, things are changing frequently. As such, we’ve created this space to provide the latest updates from our leadership team, as well as any other information and resources we think would be helpful during this time. We truly appreciate your patience and cooperation and support we have received from our students, alumni, and the surrounding community. We are sincerely thankful and we believe that during this time, our commitment to our community and our transformative, transpersonal values is more important than ever before. 

As always, we are readily available during normal business hours, 9 am to 6 pm PST, as well as via email at student_services@sofia.edu. Please, stay safe and take care.

With gratitude, Sofia University. 


Being a student-centered university means putting our students at the top of our priority list and making sure we’re doing everything possible to continue to provide the best educational experience during this pandemic.


We recently sent out a survey to make sure we’re doing just that, and the response has been positive! We invite you to hear what our students have to say about Sofia’s transition from face-to-face to virtual course instruction. 

Letters from the Provost and Chief Academic Officer

COVID-19 Resources & Information

Up to date information on COVID-19

We invite all of our current and prospective International Students to visit our International Student Offices page for more detailed information as it relates to COVID-19.


Sofia University - Campus Updates

  • All residential classes scheduled for the Palo Alto campus from March 11 until the end of the Fall quarter have been moved to Zoom classrooms.  Classes are not canceled, and Canvas will not be used to replace the scheduled face-to-face class time.  Instead, classes will be conducted via Zoom teleconferencing.  If you have not received information about the Zoom classroom meetings, please reach out to your instructor.
  • The seminars (for MATP and PhD students) and intensives (MATP) have been modified, and will not be conducted in Palo Alto.  Here too, faculty will meet with students through Zoom.  If you do not receive meeting invitations for the Zoom classes, please reach out to your Program Chair (jennifer.crane@sofia.eduMarilyn.schlitz@sofia.eduNancy.rowe@sofia.edu) or faculty advisor.
  • Students who have paid a deposit for the retreat center for the seminars will receive a refund.
  • For students for the spring quarter, Orientation will be held remotely via Zoom.  The Dean of Student Services, Rosalie Cook at (rosalie.cook@sofia.edu) will shortly send announcements about the schedule and Zoom information for these Orientation meetings.

Federal CARES Act

November 16, 2020:

Update: Sofia University is proud to announce that thirty-two eligible students applied for the $15,000 fund and will be awarded $469 each. The students were notified on November 13, 2020. 

During this time of great difficulty and uncertainty, we the Sofia CARES Act Fund Committee, appreciate your continued commitment to the safety and welfare of our entire extended community.

For more information on the CARES Act Fund please visit our Emergency Financial Aid Grants Resources Page