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COVID-19 Message Archive
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
Facilities Operations & Closures
Updated March 27, 2020
Minimal on-campus services will continue in order to support the very few students who must remain living on campus.
These facilities and services are open:
Rastall Café will be operating with limited hours only for those with approved Gold Card access: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Colorado Coffee will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food will be served in a to-go box for carryout only. All other dining locations are closed until further notice.
Student Health Center
Beginning Monday, March 23, the Student Health Center will be open every Monday, from noon to 3 p.m. In order to maintain safety for the staff working in the building and to limit the number of people in the building at one time, the doors will be locked. Students can ring the doorbell and a staff member will come to the door. Students who have been seen at the Student Health Center are Optum patients, so they can request medication refills or ask questions of the medical providers through the Optum patient portal. Instructions for registering on the portal can be found on the Student Health Center website.
Campus Safety transportation for students will continue. Campus Safety will provide grocery-store shuttles over Spring Break on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. On Saturdays, Campus Safety will have a shuttle to the Asian Pacific Market from noon to 3 p.m. Shuttles will be available if needed in Block 7; times and dates are forthcoming. Emergency transportation to urgent care centers and to the hospital, as well as safe rides, are available 24/7.
- Through Block 8, the Career Center has suspended Drop-In Hours. In lieu of these, you are welcome to send your quick questions to email@example.com with “Quick Question” in the subject line. We are checking this email frequently and will respond to you in a timely manner.
- All appointments have been moved to phone or video. You can make an appointment here on Handshake. If you need to meet outside of our normal business hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will confirm an appointment with you.
- During this time, all programming will be made available virtually. Explore our programming and events here on Handshake.
The Counseling Center staff remain available to support students. Appointments already scheduled with counselors or the psychiatrist will be conducted via phone, and students can schedule appointments by calling (719) 389-6093 or emailing email@example.com. The after-hours and weekend support that the Counseling Center has always offered will remain the same: Students can reach a licensed counselor by dialing the Counseling Center number and pressing 2; and there will still be a CC counselor on-call who will be available through Campus Safety and can be reached at (719) 389-6707. Students will be able to transfer their prescriptions from their Colorado Springs pharmacy to a pharmacy close to home, and would then be able to ask for renewals or refills which the Counseling Center psychiatrist will then approve. Students who have questions or concerns about this can contact the Counseling Center.
The Chaplain’s Office will still be offering pastoral and spiritual care. The Chaplains’ Office supports students in diverse pluralistic, spiritual, and secular campus contexts. Chaplain Kate Holbrook can be reached at (719) 389-7986 or firstname.lastname@example.org for support and resources. All the staff of the Chaplain’s Office also remain available, and specific spiritual and religious communities are working on ways to remain connected through virtual platforms and support individuals and communities during upcoming major holidays. The Chaplain’s Office will be moving much of their planned programming to online formats and will announce those programs through the Daily Digest and other campus communications.
Wellness Resource Center
The Wellness Resource Center staff remain available to support students and help them engage practices, information, and resources that enable their well-being. Students can reach out to Wellness Resource Center staff through their emails:
- Heather Horton (email@example.com)
- Chris Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org
- Montana Bass (email@example.com)
- Ysa Trujillo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Wellness Resource Center staff will be moving much of the programming planned for Blocks 7 and 8 to online formats and will announce those programs though the Daily Digest and other campus communications.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
The sexual assault response coordinator, Anna Thompson, continues to serve as a confidential resource for those who have been impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence. The SARC advocate on-call is available 24/7 at (719) 602-0960.
Accessibility Resources is committed to providing full support to students, faculty, and others who reach out. Accommodations will be provided for distance learning classes. Online learning may present unique challenges, and Accessibility Resources is ready to provide individualized support to students and faculty who have questions about access and accommodations. Accessibility Resources can be reached by calling (719) 227-8285 or emailing email@example.com.
Note that during the current stay-at-home order, the CC Print Shop will be minimally staffed. If you place an order through PageDNA, turnaround time will be 3-4 days, especially with Mail Services running on a limited basis.
The bookstore is closed but will maintain the staffing to process online orders. Students remaining on campus will order course materials online and pick them up in the mail room. Students should note that Amazon book orders may not arrive on time because Amazon is prioritizing deliveries of other goods.
Worner Campus Center and Worner Desk
Through April 19, the Worner Center Desk will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and closed on weekends and evenings. Students who have permission to be on campus, along with faculty and staff, may access Worner Campus Center with their Gold Cards from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Key-card access doors are the south door and the northwest doors only.
Financial services such as p-card approvals, invoice/expense processing, and payroll will continue.
- Worner Mail Room will be open Monday – Friday, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. and closed on weekends.
- Department/employee mail: Daily deliveries will continue.
- Student mail and packages: Students may email CC Mail Services with change of address information. UPS forwards mail and packages for free; U.S. Postal Service will charge students to forward the mail. Students should contact CC Mail Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, for the status of their mail/packages.
- Departments and offices should suspend any recurring deliveries that are unneeded while most employees will be working remotely.
ITS: Solutions Center
ITS: Solutions Center will remain open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; most service will be virtual. Please call (719) 389-6449 for help with all technology including help with Canvas. See Student Resources for Distance Learning.
These facilities are closed:
El Pomar Sports Center, Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym and Adam F. Press Fitness Center, to include all gyms, courts, and locker rooms
Honnen Ice Arena
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Taste Restaurant – See the latest Fine Arts Center updates.
Shove Memorial Chapel
The Spiritual Life House