Each day you are on campus, you will complete a daily attestation and check in at a campus check-in station. To avoid delays, have your health assessment ready before you get to the check-in station.
Find a designated health screening location on the Safe Return homepage. If a health check-in station is closed, please proceed to a nearby health check-in station. If it is after-hours, on the weekend, or on a holiday, please complete the daily attestation and save your approval email.
While you are on campus:
Wear a cloth face covering at all times on campus, both indoors and outdoors.
Follow physical distancing instructions by maintaining 6 feet between you and others at all times: when moving between campus buildings, entering buildings, in offices and labs, in classes, and when socializing with friends.
Follow the posted guidance when in hallways, stairwells, elevators, and common areas.
Wash your hands with soap frequently and use hand sanitizer before eating and after handling high-touch objects, including door handles, kitchen appliances in break areas, copy machines, and similar items.
Practice “respiratory etiquette” by coughing into a tissue or your elbow.
A complete list of health check-in stations and their hours is located on the Safe Return homepage, as well as on this campus map.
These principles apply to all on-campus events and activities, whether during normal business hours or during evenings and weekends, and apply to all spaces whether indoor or outdoor, whether typically roomed through the EMS system or otherwise, and in both CU Denver- and AHEC-managed spaces. This includes spaces in the Lawrence Street Center, the CU Denver Building (including CityCenter), the Business School, North Classroom, and the Student Commons building.
No CU Denver-sponsored events or activities that are non-academic in nature may be held at off-campus locations unless specifically authorized by the chancellor. Separate guidance has been provided for curriculum-related activities off campus. To avoid liability, units should refrain from promoting off-campus events being held by partners or affiliates.
Visitors will need to complete a daily health attestation and go to a health check-in station to check in before entering a building on campus. They will need to attest to the department and contact they are visiting.
To limit the overall number of people on campus, we recommend that you refrain from inviting visitors on campus unless there is a critical need.
To reduce campus density and ensure social distancing at all times, on-campus events and activities (anything taking place on campus besides academic classes, approved research and creative activities, and regular office work in accordance with a unit safety plan) must be approved in advance by a Campus Events Committee. Review the Temporary COVID-19 On-Campus Events and Activities Guidance to see if your event/activity is a good candidate for approval and for information on how to apply for approval.
At present CU Denver is not approving any university events held off campus.
The library is following a phased reopening plan. Visit the website for detailed information.
Lynx Crossing has remained open through the spring and summer and will continue to be open if we need to transition to remote learning again.
All residents in Lynx Crossing will have their own bedrooms, and no more than two residents will share a bathroom. Residents will have regular COVID-19 testing, and quarantine units are available for students who test positive. Social distancing requirements will be in effect, and spaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected. Staff have planned a wide variety of programming that can be accessed remotely if needed.
Your instructors are likely to have designed your class to include a variety of ways to interact with your fellow students, ranging from virtual discussions to collaborative projects that can be completed remotely.
To connect with other students outside of class, you may want to explore the wide variety of student clubs and activities. While most interactions this fall will take place virtually, online connections can be very powerful and might even be easier to fit into a busy schedule.
The Student Wellness Center plans to reopen for limited in-person activities on August 10 and will expand Wellness Center offerings pursuant to future public health guidance. Students who have paid the Wellness Center fee may participate even if they do not have classes on campus, and employees who pay may also participate. In the meantime, please take advantage of the Student Wellness Center’s virtual programs.
If you are able to do so, we are encouraging (but not requiring) students coming from other states to arrive early and self-quarantine for 14 days. This will minimize the risk of COVID-19 spread across states.
Employees should not resume normal campus operations unless they are part of a unit that has an approved Unit Safe Return Plan approved by senior leadership or have an approved research and creative activities plan. If you need to come on campus briefly (for example, to retrieve materials from your office), you may do so starting Aug. 3. This includes faculty who will be teaching on-campus.
Please note that your unit will not be open for regular operations until your unit has been notified of final approval by the Safe Return Team and your approved space has been prepared in accordance with the safety plan.
All students are authorized to be on campus as of Aug. 17. However, to limit the overall number of people on campus at any given time, we recommend that when students do not have on-campus or hybrid classes, they should refrain from coming to campus unless there is a valid need to do so.
Buildings with scheduled classes will be open during those hours. Otherwise, all buildings on campus are badge-access only. Make sure your ID badge is activated and that you have permissions for the buildings you need to access. For questions about your access permissions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can come to campus after hours or on weekends if you have badge access to the building you are seeking to enter. Please complete the health attestation form online before you come and limit your time on campus unless you have an approved unit return plan or research plan.
If you are a new undergraduate student, you will get your ID through New Student Orientation.
Everyone else will get their ID through the ID Station at the Tivoli. The ID Station is currently open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended, although they will also accept walk-ins. The ID Station is hoping to be able to accept online photo submissions soon; check the ID Station website for up-to-date information.
New graduate students can get a voucher to cover the cost of their ID from their school/college. As of Aug. 10, new undergraduate students who did not get their ID through New Student Orientation can pick up a voucher at Lynx Central on the first floor of the Student Commons building.
Follow the instructions for Research and Creative Activities on this page.
Field research (off campus research) does need approval before it can be conducted. A formal process for approval will soon be available through the safe return website. Questions about starting your field research should be directed to the safe return coordinator for your college’s RCA Return Coordinator. The list of coordinators can be found on this page.
Do you have a question about how COVID-19 affects your studies or work at CU Denver?
Answers to the most common questions will be added to the FAQ section on a regular basis.