Jan 19, 2021

Dear Rams:

We share in the excitement today of launching Colorado State University’s Spring 2021 semester together, kicking off this first week of classes all online and then we will introduce face-to-face and hybrid modalities over the next two phases (phases 2 and 3) as President McConnell discussed in her December 17, 2020, email.

I want to share some information with you that can help you with a strong start this week as we continue to navigate challenges of the pandemic. In this email you will find information about:

  • Study spaces on the main campus and where to find them
  • Types of Accommodations available through the Student Disabilities Center
  • COVID-19 mandatory screening

Study Spaces

There are numerous study spaces available to you in several buildings on the main campus including the Lory Student Center and the Libraries. For your convenience, a full list of buildings with study spaces is available on the TILT’s Keep Learning site: List of Available Study Spaces.

Group study areas and quiet study areas (no phones and minimal talking) are scattered throughout all floors of Morgan Library. You can reserve study rooms and assistive technology rooms through the Libraries. All CSU study spaces require you to wear masks and follow physical distancing and other public health protocols as listed on the university’s COVID website: https://covid.colostate.edu/students/.

Requesting Accommodations for Learning

The Student Disability Center (SDC) can help you with accommodations you need to support your learning and academic success. The SDC offers resources and guidance for many types of  accommodations including: alternative testing, accessible text, note-taking, mobility impairment, temporary disability, emotional support animals and service dogs, and a variety of other options. You can learn more about the types of accommodations available to students at:  https://disabilitycenter.colostate.edu/accommodations/types-of-accommodations/.

COVID Screening Mandatory for SP21

The Pandemic Preparedness team is implementing mandatory saliva screening of students, faculty and staff during the spring semester. Information on required frequency of testing and testing locations are available at: Mandatory COVID-19 Screening. Please realize that compliance with this new requirement is critical for the health and safety of our entire university community. Other COVID-related information and resources can be found at: https://covid.colostate.edu/.

Welcome back Rams and have a great first week of classes!


Mary Pedersen

Mary E. Pedersen I Provost and Executive Vice President 

Colorado State University