Student Announcements

Week of Jan. 18, 2021

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Announcements, Updates, and Resources



Changes to the Academic Standing Policy

The changes were made to improve the retention, persistence, success, and graduation of students whose cumulative CU grade point average falls below 2.0 at any point during their undergraduate career at CU Denver. Key aspects of the revised policy are outlined below.

The Academic Standing Policy:

  • Requires students to complete the Academic Support Module (ASM), a streamlined Canvas course designed to support their success. This course replaces a paper packet required per the previous version of the policy.  
  • Allows students on Academic Monitoring to enroll up to 13 credit hours per semester allowing them to maintain their full-time status. 
  • Requires a 2.0 semester GPA. while on Academic Standing and until a student's cumulative CU GPA is 2.0 or higher. 

Student Jobs for the Spring: Looking for a fun and creative job this Spring Semester? The University Events team has multiple student positions open that are artistic and fully virtual. Become a graphic designer making marketing material or an event planner to coordinate engaging events! Apply Now on Handshake 

Get Your Flu Shot: We encourage all students, faculty, and staff to get a flu shot this season. Under the Affordable Care Act, if you have insurance you are able to get a flu shot for free. For those who don’t have insurance, the Health Center at Auraria is offering free flu shots on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. Appointments are required and need to be made by phone (303-615-9997). Members of the campus community must wear masks, practice social distancing, and follow health and safety protocols.

Technology holding you back? While many of you are enrolled in remote learning courses we want to make sure you know about the resources available to you. You can borrow a laptop through the Auraria Library. You can sign up for a study space on campus that have both computers and high speed internet. There are also companies offering free internet for new customers and Xfinity has made their hotspots available to everyone even if you are not a customer. Lastly, if you want some tips on how to be successful in a remote learning course, OIT has your back. If you have any questions, contact

Publish Your Work! Studio Lynx wants to showcase your creative work of any medium! 

  • Submit any medium of work to be published and be included in artist features and interviews.
  • Access exclusive press and social media assistance.
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Together, We Are Lynx Strong: Lynx Strong builds campus community and celebrates safety culture. Find new ways to connect by learning more about Lynx Strong , an initiative designed to bring our community together, when safety requires us to physically be apart. Every week, Lynx Strong features ways to connect, resources, and stories from the CU Denver community. Participate today by sharing why you choose to #MaskUpLynx. 


Photos & Prizes! Be Lynx Strong: Together, CU Denver is Lynx Strong. When safety requires us to be physically apart, this initiative is designed to bring our community together and connect across the miles. There’ll be  new resources and ways to participate posted regularly, including prizes for photos of why you choose to #MaskUpLynx. 

FAFSA is open:
 It’s never too early to prepare for next year. So, why not renew your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now? To reduce errors and speed up the process, transfer tax information into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Check your portal To-Do List and email for updates. 


Mask up! The Dean of Students is reminds students to avoid inappropriate/maskless social gatherings. And, if you do attend one you’re expected to stay off campus for 14 days. Gatherings that don’t follow public health or university guidelines violate the Student Code of Conduct and will be reported to the Conduct Office. Questions?

Find Your Study Space: Need a place to study or take a class remotely? You’ll find more than 400 drop-in and reservable student work spaces all across campus.  Use EMS room scheduling to reserve in advance. 


Auraria Library Café: As part of the Auraria Library phased reopening plan, the Library Café is open with limited access and services to students, staff, and faculty. Resources include, seating, WIFI, and printing on a first-come, first-serve basis.


You can help a friend: Take our online mental health training so you’re prepared to support the people in your life when they need it most. Learn to recognize when a friend is struggling and know how to help. No cost, self-paced training. 


Identity & Inclusion and Lyft collaboration: Apply for Lyft community rides at no charge through this partnership.

Food for students: The CU Denver Student Food Pantry is open for students facing food uncertainty. Monday – Friday, Noon – 6pm, third floor of the wellness center. 

New place to find Dean of Students staff: Support service staff from the Dean of Students offices are now available in-person to students in crisis at the Salazar Student Wellness Center, Monday-Thursday, 9am - 4pm. Students in less urgent situations are encouraged to schedule a virtual appointment instead.   

HotJobs! Do you like to write? We’re looking for a work-study student to join the digital strategies communications team that creates the weekly student newsletter and this webpage. Check Handshake for Job #1428845

Wellness Center open: The Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center is ready for you. Review the usage guidelines & requirements, then head on over. 

Need to work on your well-being virtually? The wellness center can help with that. Remote wellness options are waiting for you! 

Personalized nutrition action plans, no charge: Consultations with registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) are available to students, staff, and faculty at the Health Center at Auraria (HCA). Support includes managing chronic conditions, losing or gaining weight, optimizing athletic performance, or developing a personalized & healthy eating routine. Find nutrition counseling on the website or call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment.   

CampusWell: This online wellness resource provides articles to help you navigate your life as a student. New articles posted every Wednesday.   

Your Safe Return! Answers to your fall semester questions: Wondering how your classes are being taught or the safety protocols to follow if you’re returning to campus in person? The Safe Return website is the place to go for answers to all your questions about the fall semester. Check out the student resources tab. 

Stay updated! To be sure you’re receiving the latest information and updates from Chancellor Michelle Marks, PhD, and the university about the implications of coronavirus on our campus community, visit webpage or stay connected through social media. 

LynxConnect Personal & Professional Development: Use the virtual toolkit to stay updated on new tools, the job market, and current job and internship opportunities. 24/7 virtual access when it's convenient for you

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Student Support Resources

Health Center at Auraria: The Health Center at Auraria, located in the Plaza Building, serves the entire Auraria campus community and is offering telehealth services in addition to in-person medical and mental health appointments. All appointments must be scheduled over the phone by calling 303-615-9999. You can also check the health center website for updates. For 24/7 crisis services, call 303-615-9911 or text TALK to 38255.

Coronavirus Student Support Resources webpage: Tutoring, the Writing Center, advising, job & career support, and a whole lot more. We’ve got staff and faculty ready to help! Get connected to administrative & academic services and life resources all in one place.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Lynx Central is a click or phone call away., 303-315-5969 (LYNX).

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!

Loving Lynx Fund: CU Denver students facing current unanticipated financial emergencies in general, or as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including accidents, medical or dental emergencies, natural disasters, 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. Questions?


LGBTQ+ Connections Project! Need to chat one-on-one with someone you can trust and that understand you? The LGBTQ Student Resource Center will match you up with one of their staff members so you can reach out whenever you want. Sign up now to get connected

Veteran & military-connected students: Wondering how new university academic policies might impact your benefits? Ask the experts at Veteran & Military Student Services (VMSS)

Connect & cope with Nod: The Nod app is available for no charge on both iPhone and Android to help students stay connected and cope with complex challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Turn to Nod for tips and tools. 

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.

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