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Campus Happenings

Weekly Events & Updates

Week of March 23, 2020

Editor’s note: The weekly “Campus Happenings” e-newsletter is distributed to all CU Denver students on Monday mornings by the Division of Student Success. If you have items you’d like to contribute, please complete our submission form by noon on Thursday for the following week. Please note that the information on the list is subject the change. Thanks for reading! 


Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27: Student Spring Break

Monday, March 30: Remote Teaching & Learning resumes through the end of the spring semester


In-person Spring Commencement Ceremony canceled: In an e-communication & video message, Chancellor Dorothy Horrell shared the disappointing news that CU Denver Spring Commencement will not be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Alternate ceremony options are under consideration. Check the website for details & updates. Questions? Ideas for a reimagined Commencement?

Mobile Food Pantry: Starting Tuesday, March 24, 9am – 11am, Food Bank of the Rockies will bring its Mobile Food Bank to CU Denver students every two weeks until it’s no longer needed. While supplies last, pre-made boxes of supplies will be available in the Walnut Parking Lot on West 4th Street, across from the Lynx Crossing Residence Hall, formerly known as Campus Village. Take light rail to the Auraria West station or RTD to Auraria Parkway & 7th Street. Social distancing measures will be in place. Students are also welcome to visit other Food Bank of the Rockies mobile locations.  

Stay informed! To be sure you’re receiving the latest information and updates from Chancellor Horrell and the university about the implications of coronavirus on our campus community, visit the web page or stay connected through social media.

Health Center at Auraria resources: The Health Center at Auraria (HCA), located in the Plaza Building, serves all students, staff, and faculty on the Auraria campus and will remain open Monday – Friday until further notice. Check the website for updates to the schedule and services offered, including remote medical consultations for anyone who thinks they may be experiencing signs or symptoms of Coronavirus, and mental health consultations. For 24/7 crisis services, call 303-615-9911 or text TALK to 38255.

Loving Lynx Fund: CU Denver students facing current unanticipated financial emergencies in general, or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as accidents, medical or dental emergencies, natural disasters, and/or a need for temporary housing, may qualify for assistance from the Loving Lynx Fund. Please check the website to see if your needs qualify, then complete the application. All student applicants will also be referred to community resources. Questions?

Get the most out of remote learning: The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is the place to turn for questions, advice & support. Be the best remote learner you can be!

Need to reach an undergraduate academic advisor? Advisors across the university are still available to serve students remotely. For assistance, visit the Undergraduate Academic Advising website and look for Remote Advising Details at the top of the home page.

Here to support you! Registrar, Financial Aid, Lynx Center: While the majority of our staff is working remotely, we want to assure you that we’re still here to help. We’re continuing our regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, and encourage you to email us with your questions.  

RaCAS going virtual: The annual Research & Creative Activities Symposium for CU Denver and CU Anschutz students will be held online this spring. RaCAS abstracts are still due, Wednesday, April 1. Applicants will be contacted with details about how to make their research presentations virtually.

YOU@CUDenver & Coronavirus: Find supportive articles to help you cope with the emotional and physical stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic and navigate your life as a student with YOU@CUDenver, the student wellness portal. Create a profile, set goals, and get personalized content to help with all parts of your life.


New bus stop location! Sunday, March 22: The central Auraria Campus bus stop has moved a little north from its long-time location, from 11th and Larimer Street to just north of Walnut Street on 11th. The new stop will serve all RTD buses and Regency shuttles until the new CU Denver City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons opens for the fall 2021 semester. There will be no disruption of service.

Transgender Day of Empowerment Messages – Friday, March 27: This is now a virtual event. Please join the LGBTQ Student Resource Center and the Metropolitan State University of Denver Writing Center supporting the transgender community. Email your writings, drawings, photos, etc. and they will be compiled into a zine.

Diversity Awards Nominations – Friday, March 27: The Rosa Parks Awards celebrate students, staff, faculty, and community members who’ve gone above & beyond enhancing university & community diversity and fostering a culture of inclusivity. Be sure to submit your nominations by March 27, 5pm.

FAFSA Application – Wednesday April 1: Be sure to submit your 2020 – 2021 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and requested documents by April 1 to be considered for the best available funding. Use CU Denver school code 004508.

RaCAS Abstracts – Wednesday, April 1: Presentations at the annual Research & Creative Activities Symposium will be made virtually this spring, but abstracts are still due April 1.

Milo’s Student Leader Scholarship – Tuesday, March 31: Know a student leader who deserves a $500 scholarship? Be sure to submit the application by March 31. It’s at the bottom of the form. 

Milo Awards – Friday, April 3: Help us recognize excellence in student leadership. Nominate a classmate or yourself (!) by April 3.

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