What will classes, university operations and building access be like after fall break?

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All classes will be move to remote delivery starting after fall break, which begins Nov. 20. Classes will not end at fall break. The last two weeks of classes (Nov. 30-Dec. 11) and finals week (Dec. 14-18) will be delivered virtually.

While many students may go home or to other locations during break and not return until spring semester, some will continue to live in university housing and across the city and region. University housing and residence halls will be open for the Fall semester and will remain open during and after fall break for students who need to remain or return. Other university facilities will adjust operations at that point in the semester as appropriate per public health guidance in place at the time.

Course delivery and exams

  • Nov. 30 – Dec. 18: All classes and finals week exams are to be delivered virtually.
  • Course instruction and assessment must continue after Fall Break through the scheduled end of the semester.
  • All regular exams and final exams must be administered remotely. In-person exams are not permitted. Proctoring for online exams will remain the same.
  • All technology support and solutions will continue to be available to faculty to support remote course delivery and instruction.

Workplace arrangements, building access, and academic support services

  • During the University holiday dates (Nov. 26-27 and Dec. 23-25 and Jan 1), access to university buildings will be restricted (requiring a key card) as it normally would be during a university holiday.
  • Nov. 20 through the start of the Spring semester on Jan. 19, university offices and buildings may be open (virtually or face-to-face) with limited hours and limited public access.
  • Hours, building access and virtual vs face-to-face services will be determined by individual departments and units and will remain open to serve students.
  • Once classes go remote on Nov. 20, faculty or staff who can work remotely instead of on university grounds should do so, even if they
    were reporting to a campus during face-to-face instruction. This should be determined in conjunction with Deans, Department Heads, or Vice Presidents.
  • Morgan Library and the Vet Library will be open after fall break. Hours will be posted on the libraries website.
  • The libraries will continue to offer laptops to students for checkout after fall break.

Public health guidance

  • All public health guidance and requirements will remain in effect at all times. This includes wearing a mask, physically distancing, avoiding large gatherings and disinfecting spaces often.
  • Disinfecting stations already distributed across campuses will remain in place and will be serviced; you also can report a replenishment need via the information on the station.
  • It is important not to rearrange furniture in university spaces that was marked off for physical distancing. Please also do not remove public health guidance signs.
  • Continue to report any symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test result or potential exposure through the university’s COVID-19 website at https://covid.colostate.edu/daily-symptom-checker/.

Student, faculty and staff support

  • Offices and units that currently serve students will remain open (face-to-face or remote) but may limit hours of physical access.
  • Check the websites of individual units about their plans for operations, such as hours, building access and face-to-face and virtual services.