In cooperation with the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, CAP is closely monitoring the Coronavirus and formulating plans and responses to this very dynamic situation. We are receiving regular updates from CU Denver leadership and are working to update CAP students, faculty, and staff how university policies will affect CAP students, classes, events, and activities.

Student and faculty/staff updates will be posted here.

Fall 2020 Return to Campus Roadmap

CU Denver is planning a flexible return to campus, based on public health-informed campus and building safety protocols and procedures. We know there will be a limited number of people on campus, and there will be accommodations for those whose work requires them to be on-campus and those who are unable to return to campus.

The Safe Return Committee is currently determining the priority of on-campus classes with experiential/hands-on activities—such as labs, studios, and performance classes and on-campus classes for particular student populations, including first-year undergraduates, senior seminars/capstones, core courses for graduate students, and others. CU Denver and CAP are expanding online and hybrid course offerings to accommodate students who are not comfortable returning to campus

Critical course information will be published to the course Canvas shell by August 3.

Updates and policy communications will be sent to your CU Denver email account. Check your email often!

How To Return To Campus

Check-In Process

  1. Before coming onto campus for the first time this fall semester, everyone—all students, faculty, and staff—must complete a one-time SkillSoft training: “CU: COVID-19 Return to Campus – CU Denver | Anschutz.” This course will help prepare you for returning to campus by teaching you where to locate resources and updates. Tip: take a screenshot of your course completion certificate so you can display it if requested during daily check-in. 
  2. Each day before returning to campus in-person, you must take your own temperature and complete a daily health questionnaire. This short questionnaire will ask you about any symptoms you may be experiencing, any potential exposure to COVID-19, and your current temperature. You will receive a confirmation email once you complete the daily health form, and you should be prepared to show this confirmation email at a check-in station each day, too.
  3. Once you arrive on campus, you must check-in, in-person, at a designated health check-in station. At present, health check-in stations are located at Lynx Crossing and North Classroom. Additional stations will be added (and this map will be updated) as more people return to campus, but please allow extra time to complete the daily check-in before your classes. If there’s a rush, it could take 30 minutes to check-in.
  4. Facilitators at the health check-in stations will confirm that you are wearing a mask and have completed the daily health questionnaire. If you have forgotten your mask, single-use masks will be available at each station. If you have forgotten to complete the questionnaire, you will be able to scan a QR code and complete the questionnaire before rejoining the line.
  5. If your temperature is 100.4° F or higher, you should not come to campus as you will not be allowed to enter campus buildings. If your temperature is in the acceptable range, you may proceed.
  6. When you complete the check-in, you will receive a color-coded wristband. The wristbands show that you have completed your daily health check-in and are permitted to enter campus buildings. In addition to the wristbands, everyone will be required to wear and keep their CU Denver ID badges visible whenever on campus.

Fall 2020 Course Formats

CAP will be offering instruction in a variety of delivery formats by faculty who are trained and prepared to instruct remotely using technology and resources that will be accessible to all CAP students. Communications regarding how individual courses and sections will be delivered will be sent to your CU Denver email.

Fall 2020 course formats will be as follows:

Taught primarily on campus in pre-scheduled meeting patterns even if there are other online/digital components (these may include hands-on courses—studios, labs, etc.)

Classify Your Course OnCampus Overview

Use Zoom for pre-scheduled, live meeting patterns and may also include other online components. There is no on-campus component

Classify Your Course Remote Overview

Primarily use flexible-schedule learning in an online setting. There is no on-campus component.

Classify Your Course Online Overview

Designed with a mix of pre-scheduled, live meeting patterns on campus, and flexible-schedule learning in an online setting.

Classify Your Course Hybrid Overview

Recent Updates

Information For:

Due to what is happening nationally with the Coronavirus, CU Denver is not allowing any prospective student visits to campus. We will update this message as soon as tours are available again. In the meantime, there are many online resources available to help you get to know campus and our CAM spaces

Please contact Jodi Stock, CAP's Admissions Coordinator, by email if you have any prospective student questions. 

Checklist and Reminders for All Students

Before we begin the fall 2020 semester, there are some tasks that you will need to complete. Whether your classes are on campus or remote, please review the Student Checklist below to make sure you are ready to make the most of your CU Denver experience this fall.

The checklist includes tasks for all incoming students with links to various student resources and specific tasks depending on where you are in your CU Denver student journey.



The Office of Digital Education is an amazing resource as campus transitions to remote learning. They provide support, instruction, and troubleshooting to ensure student and instructor success!

Students: click here to obtain information and tutorials about remote learning. This site will be updated regularly with new content, so be sure to check back often in the coming days.

Additional remote learning resources can be found here. 


Effective Monday, March 16th, the CAP Academic Advising Team will be available remotely. The advising team will continue to offer scheduled advising appointments via Zoom or phone, and are also available for questions via email. Please see our Academic Advisors page for individual advisor contact information. We will not be offering drop-in advising at this time.

The Loving Lynx Fund

The Loving Lynx program is a resource available to CU Denver students dealing with unanticipated events such as accidents, medical or dental emergencies, natural disasters, and/or a need for temporary housing.

Students can apply for emergency support via the program website, which includes more emergency resources and information. Students will be referred to community resources regardless of whether they receive financial support through the program.

If you are unsure whether your specific need qualifies as an unanticipated event, contact Loving Lynx via email,, to discuss your situation.

CAP Emergency Assistance Fund

The College of Architecture and Planning has established a fund to help CAP students facing unexpected financial emergencies. If you have lost your job, or are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may request assistance by filling out the CAP Emergency Assistance Fund Application

Need a Doctor?

The Auraria Health Center will remain open for students, faculty and staff. The number is 303-615-9999. The services include COVID-19 telephone assessment, testing, and mental health.

Need help putting food on the table?

The CU Denver Food Pantry is working with Food Bank of the Rockies to make sure the students who rely on our campus food bank have what they need to get through this challenging time.

Starting Tuesday, March 24, a Mobile Food Pantry will be distributing pre-made boxes of supplies from the Walnut Lot, West 4th Street, located across from Lynx Crossing (formerly known as Campus Village). Walnut Lot is next to the Auraria West station by light rail and close to Auraria Parkway & 7th by bus.

You can drive up or walk up! Social distancing measures will be in place.
The Mobile Food Pantry will be at this same time, the same place every two weeks until this service is no longer needed.

Need a computer? 

Notebooks for Students is a non-profit organization that has affordable laptops.

Need internet service?

Comcast's Internet Essentials provides qualifying subscribers with two months of service for free (which also saves your phone data plan).


The Office of Digital Education (ODE) in collaboration with The Center for Teaching and Learning and Thinq Studio is continuing to update resources for Faculty and Students to support remote teaching and learning.

Faculty: click here to obtain information and tutorials about remote teaching here. This site will also be updated regularly with new content, so be sure to check back often in the coming days.

Faculty can access 1:1 consultations with staff from the Office of Digital Education to address questions they may have about moving their class to the remote environment. Just follow the links here:


Rapid Remote Teaching Resources

Office of Digital Education

How To Zoom & Record Your Lectures from Travis Vermilye





CU Denver has suspended all work-related domestic and international travel for employees and students. This includes any travel associated with scholarly activities as a CU employee, even if travel is funded by a government grant, foundation, company, or other university. Please see the university's statement in the link below.

CU Denver Coronavirus and Travel Policies Update:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Rights

Click here to read this document, which provides information on the FFCRA's paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave policies. To request leave under these new policies, please click the link to fill out the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave Request Form.

By Monday, March 16, supervisors should have identified student workers, researchers and staff who can work remotely, meaning their work can be done partially or entirely away from campus. Supervisors should determine, in consultation with their employees, whether it is feasible for them to work remotely and if so, the manner in which they will perform their responsibilities.

Auraria Campus 

ONLY essential personnel and those working on critical research projects – vetted by senior leadership at each Institution – will be allowed access to their respective spaces until we are confident that we can resume on-campus operations.

Please check our safe return page for information and helpful resources for working remotely.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Employee Rights

Click here to read this document, which provides information on the FFCRA's paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave policies. To request leave under these new policies, please click the link to fill out the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave Request Form.