**As of 1/6/2022**

WE Innovate Students,

UC Berkeley, Haas, and the EWMBA Program have all been closely monitoring the Omicron variant and its implications for the start of the spring semester, including WE Innovate. By now you should have received an email from Dean Harrison (subject line: Update on Classes Scheduled for Next Week) indicating that Haas classes will be remote for the week of 1/10 – 1/16.  

Based on this guidance, we will cancel WE Innovate 2022. This decision has been made in order to allow students, staff and faculty some level of predictability in this highly unpredictable time, and to preempt the impact of any emergent absences from students, staff and faculty that would hinder the successful delivery of this course. 

As a result of this cancellation, students currently enrolled in WE Innovate will: 

  • Be dropped from the course
  • Not receive the 1 unit credit for Fall 2021
  • Receive a tuition refund for the 1 unit
  • Have EW299 – Strategy entered as the capstone requirement for graduation

This was not the outcome anyone hoped for. The WE Innovate Team has made extraordinary efforts to this point to put together an in person course while accommodating pandemic concerns. At this point, we have run out of options. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate the uncertainties.  

If you have any questions, please email the Program Office

Sincerely,

The EWMBA WE Innovate Team