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    Guidelines for Returning On-Campus Students

    Thursday, Sept. 17-Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Before You Arrive:

    Prior to your arrival to the Colorado College campus, please take care of your off-campus shopping and any other needs.

    Once you have checked in to your residence hall, you are expected to remain on campus and follow our enhanced social distancing protocols. What is enhanced social distancing?

    • Interactions
      • Limit interactions to your roommate until you get your test results
      • Stay in your room unless you are getting food
      • Abide by all other hall expectations (wear your mask every time you leave your room, socially distance, wash hands frequently, etc.)
    • Use of facilities
      • You will not be able to access any additional buildings until you test COVID-19 free
      • You will only be able to pick up food at designated locations outside of populated buildings

    Once You Arrive, Go Directly To Testing:

    On the day of move-in, you must complete your COVID-19 test prior to moving into your residence hall. Upon arrival to campus, go directly to the COVID-19 testing site at Hybl Community Center:

    • Address: 1107 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    • Hours: Thursday, Sept. 17-Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • If you are not available during these times, please email the residential life coordinator (RLC) of your community:
    • Mathias, South, and Loomis Front Desks will be open to assist and redirect as needed

    To make your arrival to campus and testing experience go as quickly as possible, please follow the directions below as well as included in these guides:

    Step-by-Step Test Scheduling Instructions:

    • Start setting up your MyHealthConnection Account (preferably from a computer); on the account set-up page, you’ll be asked to confirm/submit that Colorado College is your “employer.” Say yes/submit to that question, then proceed with registering your account. Once you’ve registered your account, you can download the UCH app. View app instructions.
    • When selecting a testing location, please only select “Employer On-site” locations. If you do not see that option, please call the UCH technical support at 855-395-9031.
    • Next, you’ll be able to schedule a time during the testing day, enter your insurance information, sign forms (including the release that will allow UCHealth to share your test results with the college for contact tracing purposes), and see your test results when they are available.
    • Please also complete the eCheck-In on the day of, but prior to your appointment, as that will help move the process along more quickly.

    Until you receive your test results you will be required to follow enhanced social distancing protocols, which means that in addition to regular risk mitigation protocols, you should only interact with your roommate and will not have access to buildings on campus other than your assigned residence hall.

    Remember that a COVID test result is simply a snapshot in time; because it is possible to get a negative result even when you have Coronavirus, it is important to be careful even when you receive a negative result. You must follow social distancing guidelines and other risk mitigation protocols at all times while on campus.


    • After you have completed your test, you can proceed to your residence hall for move-in.Go directly to your residence hall after your test, as your enhanced social distancing expectations have begun.
    • At your residence hall, staff will be on hand to facilitate the move-in process. You may begin your check in process at the front desk of either Mathias, Loomis, or South Hall
    • At residence hall check-in, you will receive your room key and COVID-19 safety kit
    • As a reminder, students are only allowed one(1) guest on-campus and in the residence hall during move-in. Please note: food service will not be available on campus to parents/family members, but many restaurant options are available close to campus.

    The address of your hall’s check-in and unloading area is:

    • South Hall: 130 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903*
    • Mathias Hall: 123 E. Uintah St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903+
    • Loomis Hall: 1104 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903^

    *Please note that E. Cache La Poudre is currently closed between Nevada and Tejon. Therefore, it is best to approach E. Cache La Poudre from Cascade Avenue.

    Students assigned to Fleming, Salazar, or Jackson should check in to Mathias Hall. Should there be city construction near the intersections of Uintah and Nevada near Mathias Hall, please use the C-1 parking lot for parking and unloading. Students assigned to Montgomery, McGregor, Ticknor, Bemis, Breton, or Cascade Park should check in at Loomis Hall.

    Now that you are here:

    Once you have arrived and settled into your space:

    • You will have the chance to meet your RA! You will be required to attend (virtually) a meeting with your RA at 7 p.m. the night that you move in, you will receive that information from your RA. Your RA will update you on all information, here is some important contact information in the meantime:
      • RA on-call: This is a different number per community, this phone number should be posted on most exterior doors and resource boards (can be called for any lockout, emergency, or support)
      • Campus Safety:
        • Emergency line - (719) 389-6911
        • Non-Emergency line - (719) 389-6707

    Meals: The Preserve is open ONLY for those students who are in the move-in process and need to be in the enhanced social distancing phase until they receive test results. 

    Thursday 9/17
    Lunch 11am-1pm | Dinner 5-7pm
    Friday 9/18 - Monday 9/21
    Breakfast 8am-9:30am | Lunch 11am-1pm | Dinner 5-7pm

    FAQs from Campus Safety and our Emergency Logistics Team:

    What should I do until I get my results back?

    • Stay in your room unless you are leaving to get food
    • Follow enhanced social distancing procedures

    What is enhanced social distancing?

    Read more.

    What are behaviors that mitigate risk to COVID-19?

    • Interact within your cohorts, under 10 people. Floor, team, building, etc…
    • Wear a mask when outside your residence hall room or apartment.
    • Maintain at least six feet of distance from others not also living in your residence hall room or apartment.
    • Wash hands frequently.
    • Cover your coughs/sneezes.
    • Students approved to be on campus are not allowed to host guests.
    • Once granted access to Colorado College, whether living on campus, or living off campus and having access to campusstudents may not travel out of the state of Colorado at any time. If they do so, they will not be allowed to return to campus and must take classes remotely.
    • Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 must participate in contact tracing so others who have been exposed may be notified and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to more people.
    • Students who test positive for COVID-19 must follow isolation and quarantine procedures.
    • On-campus students are expected to check their own temperature before going to areas of campus that are not their residence. Students should stay in their room if sick or experiencing mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19 such as such as fever or chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. They should immediately contact the Student Health Center, (719) 389-6384, and report any symptoms of COVID-19 to

    What are COVID symptoms?

    Most common symptoms include:

    • Fever
    • Dry cough
    • Tiredness
    • Less common symptoms:
    • Aches and pains
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhea
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Headache
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • A rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers or toes

    Serious symptoms:

    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Chest pain or pressure
    • Loss of speech of movement

    What do you do if you have symptoms?

    During operating hours of the Student Health Center (M-F 8 a.m.-8 p.m., S-S noon-3 p.m.) call the Student Health Center: (719) 389-6384.

    If testing is medically appropriate, you will be scheduled to be tested at the Student Health Center.

    Outside Student Health Center hours, call the UCH Nurse Triage Line using CC’s triage pin: 833-494-0560, Pin#: 0801, who will put in an order for testing if medically appropriate.

    If before 9 p.m., an ambulance testing crew will be deployed to campus within an hour.

    If after 9 p.m., you will be scheduled for a next-day test at the Student Health Center

    You will be able to see your results through the UCH MyHealthConnection app or webpage.

    What is Quarantine vs Isolation?

    Isolation is the process in which people who are known to be ill with a dangerous, contagious disease are treated to prevent the disease from spreading.

    Quarantine is the process in which people who have been exposed to an infectious disease, but are not yet known to be ill, are kept separate from others and monitored.

    Where would you quarantine/isolate?

    Colorado College has a quarantine/isolation location near campus. Students who are symptomatic or have possibly been exposed to a symptomatic person will be transported to that location until the symptoms subside, they test negative, or they have completed their quarantine/isolation period. Students should bring necessities such as clothes, computers, cords, and study material; at that location, they will be provided necessities. They will be provided a contact tracer who will contact them daily. Campus Safety is on the premises 24/7 and is always available at 719-389-6707.

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    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.

    Read here about requesting support from the (COVID-19) Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

    If you wish to contribute, please visit