UCCS moves to remote learning March 16

Clock tower with Pikes Peak during winter.

UCCS is transitioning all learning to a remote environment March 16. No in-person classes will be held during the week. Those classes that can only meet in-person and on-campus will be evaluated further to see if they can resume safely after Spring Break. Students can reach out directly to their faculty members for more information on their specific class and lab.

The only buildings that will be open are those directly supporting students living on campus: residence halls, Roaring Fork Dining Hall, Student Health Center and the Counseling Center portions of the Wellness Center, Lane Center and the Kraemer Family Library. All other buildings will be closed. Students living in the residence halls will be able to stay in the residence halls.

The Kraemer Family Library will be open in order to provide computer and internet access to those students, staff and faculty who do not have this access at home. If a member of the campus community does not need to come to the library for this purpose, the campus asks to stay home. Research assistance and access to online resources will be available to remote users. For an item on reserve, please use the request form on the library’s website to request a digital copy. Access to the library will be restricted to members of the UCCS community. Please be prepared to show your UCCS ID at the entrance

Faculty and staff will be able to return to their offices on March 16 to collect items that allow them to work remotely. Employees should not plan to work, hold meetings or interact with people while on campus. Employees who are essential to maintain campus operations and to support students living in the residence halls will continue to work on campus.

No members of the UCCS campus community (faculty, staff, students) have tested positive at this time, but members have been in direct contact with a laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 case. These individuals were on campus last week and are now in self-isolation. The buildings primarily impacted were Centennial Hall and Columbine Hall. These building are the focus of extensive cleaning.