Preparing for Spring 2021
Remote J Block and Half Block: Due to high caseloads in El Paso County, J-Block and Half-Block courses will be remote. This affects 10 in-person and hybrid classes. This will not affect move-in plans for students enrolled in J-Block and Half-Block courses; students who planned to be on campus at those times should keep their arrival plans.
Spring Living Survey: Students will receive a spring living survey via their CC email. This will allow students invited to campus for J Block, Block 5, International Student Orientation, and Winter Start Orientation, to sign up for a move-in date and time.
Winter Break Policies
Quarantine before departure: Students who plan to travel for Winter Break are advised to quarantine for 14 days before leaving campus and upon arriving at their destination.
Get a COVID-19 test before you leave: Students should get a COVID-19 test and receive their results before leaving. CC will be providing more information about testing before students leave for break.
Continue to follow risk-mitigation protocols: Wear a mask, limit exposure to those in your “pod” or household, wash hands frequently, and abstain from unnecessary travel.
El Paso County is currently in “Level Red Safer at Home.”
El Paso County moved to more restrictive “Level Red Safer at Home” as of Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m . Read the specific requirements for our community. As a reminder, every Safer at Home level limits personal gatherings. For the rest of November, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is asking individuals to interact only with people from their own households; to keep at least six feet away from others if you have to go out; and to always wear a mask. View additional details about CC’s Fall and Winter Break travel guidelines.
CC's Spring 2021 Plan
- All students currently living on-campus may remain on-campus, along with specifically identified groups of students. See the full Spring Plan here.
- For J Block, students enrolled in in-person or hybrid courses will be given priority for move-in and COVID-19 testing.
- All students are encouraged to enroll in spring classes of any format. The three-year residency requirement was eliminated for this academic year, so students not included in groups invited to live on-campus may live off-campus, and will have access to campus buildings and classes after they successfully complete testing; an online module on virus protocols; and a spring living survey.
- There will be no Spring Break, in order to reduce the risk of massive outbreaks and quarantines. There will be a regular block break between Blocks 6-7. View the revised academic calendar.
Updated Nov. 6, 2020
Colorado College continues to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The president's cabinet and the college's multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, working teams, and Scientific Advisory Group are meeting regularly (remotely) to assess the situation and plan for impacts to our campus community.
If you have additional concerns about COVID-19 or our campus response, direct them to email@example.com; please leave your phone number if you prefer a personal call back.
- During the week of Nov. 23, a notification was sent that an on-campus student received a positive test result. All positive test result notifications are available here. All known CC cases, regardless of whether exposure at CC may or may not have occurred, appear on the CC COVID-19 dashboard.
- El Paso County moved to Level Red: Severe Risk on Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m.
- During the week of Nov. 16, CC reported three students received positive COVID-19 test results. All positive test result notifications are available here.
- Cases are on the rise in El Paso County and Colorado. View health agency dashboards.
Quick reference guide
- Experiencing symptoms and need to know how to get tested?
- The college is conducting random testing of students, faculty, and staff on campus each week.
- When there is a positive test result, the individual is quarantined, and the college conducts contact tracking quickly to help prevent the spread of the virus.
- For more information, please see our testing FAQs.
- All on-campus students, faculty, and staff must complete the daily health check via the CC app or a printed Word document or PDF to access campus facilities.
- Students experiencing symptoms should contact the Student Health Center, (719) 389-6384, to consult regarding need for testing or treatment. For afterhours, over-the-phone advice or consultation, please contact the Optum Urgent Care Center seven days per week at (719) 636-2999. Report any symptoms of COVID-19 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Students Arriving On Campus
- All students will be tested upon arrival to campus and will be required to adhere to enhanced social distancing protocols until they receive their test result. Once a student receives a negative test result, they may shift to our regular virus risk mitigation protocols.
- Guidelines for Returning On-Campus Students
- Guidelines for Returning Off-Campus Students
- We added more flexibility into the academic year, so students may take 10 blocks for the price of eight or adjust which blocks they take to fit their needs.
- Tuition charges will reflect students’ course selection accordingly.
- For more information about tuition and financial aid, please see the FAQ page from the Student Accounts Office.
- Please see our risk-mitigation protocols.
- Please also refer to our Community Commitment to learn more about what each member of our campus can do to help stop the spread of the virus.
- If you are a CC employee who must be on campus to perform your job duties, please fill out our form to report onsite work to help mitigate risk through a clean and sanitary environment.
- Need to order PPE? Use this form. No other department or division should buy or use CC resources to buy supplies; the Prevention Working Team is the single purchasing liaison for all campus needs. Read the PPE and cleaning supply request guidelines.
MORE INFO: Frequently Asked Questions
- NEW: Spring 2021 Plan
- General Questions
- Tuition/Financial Aid
- Student Life
- Group Gatherings
- International Students
- Prospective Students
We understand that this situation is causing anxiety for many people. There are numerous resources on campus for support and assistance, including the Counseling Center, Chaplain's Office, Employee Assistance Plan, the Butler Center, the Advising Hub, and the Wellness Resource Center.
- Spring 2021 Plan
- CC Community Commitment: COVID-19 Health and Safety
- Facilities Operations & Closures
- Support Resources for Students
- Request Support From the Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund
- Give to the Emergency Response Fund
- HR: Working Through COVID-19
- Colorado College's Report on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act) - Student Portion
- Colorado College's Report on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act) - Institutional Portion
- Form to Report Plans for Working Onsite
- Printable Safety Posters
- Accessing Support Services
- Classroom Protocols
- For Students: 4 Tips for Learning Online
- Practices for Supporting International Students Abroad — Suggestions for Staff and Faculty
- Study Abroad & Other International Travel
- UCHealth Optum Triage Line
- Virtual Fitness Resources
- Wellness & Mental Health
- Face Mask Recommendations
Emergency Response Fund
Because many in the Colorado College community asked how they can help, we have established the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund to meet needs during these uncertain times. Many of our alumni, parents, and friends, as well as members of our Board of Trustees and the president’s cabinet, have contributed. The fund also provides the college with resources to respond to unexpected expenses developing during this crisis and for lost revenue.
If you wish to contribute, please visit https://ourcc.coloradocollege.edu/covid19responsefund