Returning to Campus


As CU Denver gradually returns to campus in fall 2020, we are committed to providing quality learning experiences, robust support services, and opportunities to be a part of the Lynx community.

If you are returning to campus for any reason, please read and follow the steps below before coming to campus.

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One-time: You must take the one-time SkillSoft training “COVID-19 Return to Campus - CU Denver” before returning to campus for the first time. Once you have finished the training, take a screenshot of the certificate of completion on your mobile device. You may be asked to show this at a health check-in station.

Daily: Every morning before coming to campus, you should take your own temperature and then complete a daily health attestation. You will receive an approval confirmation email, which you should be prepared to show at a health check-in station.

Health check-in station locations and hours are listed below. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to check in.

Starting Aug. 17—the first day of fall semester—all students are authorized to be on campus.

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Daily on-site check-in at a designated health check-in station is required for everyone returning to campus. Health check-in station locations and hours are listed below. Follow these steps each day:

  1. Bring your email confirmation of completion of the health attestation.
  2. Bring and wear your CU Denver ID badge and a face covering at all times, indoors and outdoors. The only exception for face coverings is when working alone in a closed workspace.
  3. Check in at a designated health check-in station, see list below. Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to check in.
  4. Those who pass the health check-in will be issued a color-coded wrist band allowing them to be on campus for that day only.

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Visibly wear your CU Denver ID badge. Follow all safety protocols below, including wearing a face covering at all times, indoors and outdoors. The only exception is working alone in a closed workspace.

Most buildings will have one entry point and one exit point during regular class/business hours. Outside of these hours, building entrances will remain locked and accessible only by the ID badge reader. Make sure your CU Denver ID badge is activated and you have permissions for the buildings you need to access. For questions about your access permissions, contact dc_facilities_dispatch@ucdenver.edu.

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Reporting on COVID-19 exposure and testing is essential to our campus community. You must self-report your status if you fall into any of the following groups.

  • You believe you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
  • You have had prolonged contact of 15 or more minutes, in close proximity of 6 feet or less, with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You are under quarantine by direction of a public health agency or medical provider, and/or awaiting test results for COVID-19.
  • You have been informed by a public health agency or a medical provider that you have tested positive or are presumptively positive for COVID-19.

If you fall into any of these groups, please take the following steps.

  1. Let your head of your business unit know immediately or your professor, if you’re a student.
  2. Follow the recommendations of the public health agency or medical provider. You must follow CDPHE guidance and self-quarantine for 2 weeks if you have had prolonged contact of 15 or more minutes, in close proximity of 6 feet or less, with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  3. Submit your self report
  4. Contact the Auraria Health Center at 303-615-9999, and
  5. Do NOT come to campus

These last three steps are especially important as we monitor the impact of COVID-19 within the campus community and beyond. Gathering pertinent health information is essential to the well-being of the campus community.

Do you know of someone who needs support or do you have a concern about something happening in regards to COVID-19? Submit a referral form to get assistance.

Submit Your Self Report

COVID-19 Dashboard

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This dashboard displays a number of campus COVID-19 metrics, including the number of asymptomatic tests conducted by our campus testing operations and positive cases among CU Denver students, faculty, and staff.

Health Check-In Stations


Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to check in.

Lynx Crossing Residence Hall 
Enter through main doors on east side of the building, station located at check-in desk inside lobby
Hours: 7 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday

North Classroom Building
Enter through south side of the building near Lawrence Way and follow signage to station inside Atrium
Hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday

Student Wellness Center
Enter through the 12th and Walnut entrance of the building and follow signage to station
Hours: 7 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., 4 – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Business School
Enter through the Lawrence Street entrance to the building and follow signage to station
Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Thursday

CU Denver Building
Enter through the 14th Street entrance to the building and follow signage to station
Hours: 7:15 – 9:00 a.m., 12 – 2:00 p.m., Monday – Friday


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.

Follow All Campus Safety Protocols


Everyone has a role in keeping themselves and our campus community safe. Please follow these guidelines at all times when on campus. Read more detailed safety protocols.

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Wear a Face Covering

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Frequent Hand-Washing

Physical Distancing

Physical distancing

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Stay to the Right

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Use Stairs When Possible

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Follow Posted Campus Signage

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Our highest priority is the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff. Plan on coming to campus during the fall semester? Get ready by watching this video.

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