In June, colleges, schools, and administrative units started a soft return to the office, with staff coming in approximately one to two days per week.
As of July, staff have increased their number of days in the office so units can be in their "next normal" states in preparation for the fall 2021 semester. While we do not expect many employees will work fully remotely going forward, supervisors have discretion to be flexible with remote work options, including location and schedules.
To make this transition as easy as possible, there is free, first-come first-served parking underneath the CU Denver Building and the Business School Building until August.
Under the latest health guidance, there are no longer physical distancing requirements. Daily safety protocols differ depending on your vaccination status. All individuals vaccinated or not must wear face coverings in classrooms, elevators, restrooms, and residence halls.
June and July: The CU Denver Building and Business School garages both offer free parking on a first-come-first-serve basis. During this time, permit holders will not have assigned spaces, but will have access to spaces in either garage. The Lawrence Street Center garage will remain reserved parking, with space numbers assigned to each permit holder; however, there is currently a waitlist for available spots. Contact email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
August: Parking fees for all garages will resume on August 1, 2021. Monthly parking deductions will be made in arrears instead of in advance of the month, and the first billing date will be August 31. A new, part-time rate of $85 per month will allow for up to 10 days per month of parking. If you canceled your parking at the CU Denver Building and Business School garages, you will need to resubmit the CU Denver Parking Agreement for your permit to be reinstated.
Overflow Parking: Visit the Auraria Campus Parking website for additional parking options, rates, and the AHEC parking map.
Plan how you will get to campus. Confirm public transportation service routes and schedules. Check out safe bike routes. Review the RTD EcoPass Enrollment form for options and rates.
To use free parking in the Business School or CU Denver buildings, ensure your ID card is activated by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Allow time in case garages are full.
Prepare for colleagues who are glad to see you and eager to catch up. This has been challenging for many, so be mindful and open to those who have faced different challenges.
Bring your University of Colorado Denver ID. If you have lost your ID card or it has expired, please reach out to your HR Business partner for additional assistance.
Develop a plan for your return. Confirm your scheduled on-campus and remote days with your supervisor, team members, and customers or stakeholders.
Pace yourself and include time for reflection during the soft return to campus. Think about what is going well and what you would like to amend in your own personal plan going forward.
Identify all items that you need for a successful day in the office. Be aware there may be limited food options available on or around campus.
On your first day back, try not to schedule too many meetings. Take the time you need to settle back into your space.
Review the Lynx Together weekly newsletter and this website for the most current information regarding campus topics.
Below you will find resources and principles to assist units with planning for their return to campus.