CU Denver is planning a flexible return to campus designed to keep our community safe, ensure our students’ ongoing success, and innovate for the future.

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Protecting the Campus Community

  • Public health-informed campus and building safety protocols and procedures, in coordination with our Auraria campus partners

  • Limited number of people on campus; accommodation for faculty, staff, and students who cannot return to campus due to health conditions

  • Phased reopening of research and creative activities over the summer to test safety protocols and procedures

  • Daily health assessments required for entry to campus

  • Safety trainings for faculty, staff, and students

  • Readiness to adapt to changing conditions

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Providing Flexible Course Formats

  • Mix of on-campus, remote, online, and hybrid course formats to meet a wide variety of student preferences and circumstances; details to be provided by early July on format for each course

  • Prioritizing on-campus classes with experiential/hands-on activities—such as labs, studios, and performance classes

  • Prioritizing on-campus classes for particular student populations, including first-year undergraduates, senior seminars/capstones, core courses for graduate students, and others

  • Expanding online and hybrid course offerings to accommodate students who are not comfortable returning to campus

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Promoting our Students' Success

  • No tuition increase for fall and spring semesters

  • Assuring high-quality, interactive courses through faculty professional development on teaching in a variety of formats

  • Student support services—including advising, tutoring, counseling and career services—provided virtually and on campus

  • Providing spaces on campus for students who need access to computers or internet

  • Lynx Crossing residence hall to open, with physical (social) distancing protocols

  • Auraria Library and Student Wellness Center to open as public health guidance permits

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