Questions about campus and university safety procedures and policies. Includes information on building access, on-campus services, research and creative activities, and events.
Most student research is now being done entirely remotely, including graduate research. Field research (off-campus research) requires approval before it can be conducted. Students should work with their faculty mentor and department chair to frame their research and determine the modalities that will be used to conduct research.
Additional questions or requests for clarification can be directed to RCA coordinators for each school or college. A list of coordinators can be found on this page.
You can come to campus after hours or on weekends if you have badge access to the building you are seeking to enter. Please complete the health attestation form online before you come and limit your time on campus unless you have an approved unit return plan or research plan.
Your instructors are likely to have designed your class to include a variety of ways to interact with your fellow students, ranging from virtual discussions to collaborative projects that can be completed remotely.
To connect with other students outside of class, you may want to explore the wide variety of student clubs and activities. While most interactions will take place virtually, online connections can be very powerful and might even be easier to fit into a busy schedule.
For food service providers' operating hours, visit this page. Details subject to change.
If you are a new undergraduate student, you will get your ID during New Student Orientation.
Everyone else will get their ID through the ID Station at the Tivoli, which offers online photo submissions. The ID Station is open for in-person services Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended, although they will also accept walk-ins. Check the ID Station website for up-to-date information.
New graduate students can get a voucher to cover the cost of their ID from their school/college.
New undergraduate students who did not get their ID through New Student Orientation can pick up a voucher at Lynx Central on the first floor of the Student Commons building.
Employees should not resume normal campus operations unless they are part of a unit that has an approved Unit Safe Return Plan approved by senior leadership or have an approved research and creative activities plan. Please note that your unit will not be open for regular operations until your unit has been notified of final approval by the Safe Return Team and your approved space has been prepared in accordance with the safety plan.
All students are authorized to be on campus. However, to limit the overall number of people on campus at any given time, we recommend that when students do not have on-campus or hybrid classes, they should refrain from coming to campus unless there is a valid need to do so.
Wear a face mask at all times on campus, both indoors and outdoors.
Follow physical distancing by maintaining 6 feet between you and others at all times: when moving between campus buildings, entering buildings, in offices and labs, in classes, and when socializing with friends.
Follow the posted guidance when in hallways, stairwells, elevators, and common areas.
Wash your hands with soap frequently and use hand sanitizer before eating and after handling high-touch objects, including door handles, kitchen appliances in break areas, copy machines, and similar items.
All residents in Lynx Crossing have their own bedrooms, and no more than two residents share a bathroom. Residents have regular COVID-19 testing, and quarantine units are available for students who test positive. Social distancing requirements are in effect, and spaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected.
Lynx Crossing has remained open and will continue to be open to its residents even if the university must transition to fully remote learning.
Yes. Below is a list of locations on campus where shared microwaves are available to use.
Seventh Street Classroom-101
Tivoli Student Union
Food Court (first floor)
Students who have paid the Wellness Center fee may participate even if they do not have classes on campus, and employees who pay may also participate. All are encouraged to take advantage of the Student Wellness Center’s virtual programs.
A complete list of health check-in stations and their hours is located on the Safe Return homepage, as well as on this campus map.
These principles apply to all on-campus events and activities, whether during normal business hours or during evenings and weekends, and apply to all spaces whether indoor or outdoor, whether typically roomed through the EMS system or otherwise, and in both CU Denver- and AHEC-managed spaces. This includes spaces in the Lawrence Street Center, the CU Denver Building (including CityCenter), the Business School, North Classroom, and the Student Commons building.
No CU Denver-sponsored events or activities that are non-academic in nature may be held at off-campus locations unless specifically authorized by the chancellor. Separate guidance has been provided for curriculum-related activities off campus. To avoid liability, units should refrain from promoting off-campus events being held by partners or affiliates.
Visitors will need to complete a daily health attestation and go to a health check-in station to check in before entering a building on campus. They will need to attest to the department and contact they are visiting.
To limit the overall number of people on campus, we recommend that you refrain from inviting visitors on campus unless there is a critical need.
To reduce campus density and ensure social distancing at all times, on-campus events and activities (anything taking place on campus besides academic classes, approved research and creative activities, and regular office work in accordance with a unit safety plan) must be approved in advance by a Campus Events Committee. Review the Temporary COVID-19 On-Campus Events and Activities Guidance to see if your event/activity is a good candidate for approval and for information on how to apply for approval.
At present CU Denver is not approving any university events held off campus.
If you are able to do so, we are encouraging (but not requiring) students coming from other states to arrive early and self-quarantine for 14 days. This will minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread across states.