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 CAM students, classes, events, and activities.

Student and faculty/staff updates will be posted here.

Recent Updates

Denver Stay at Home Order and State Social Distancing Order | March 23, 2020 @ 6:36 p.m.

We are writing to clarify what the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic—and recent guidance/orders from Governor Polis and Denver Mayor Hancock—mean for our campus and how they affect our work. Mayor Hancock today announced a new  Stay at Home Order requiring all Denver residents and workplaces, with the exception of those delivering specific essential functions, to stay/work from home beginning 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 24, continuing through April 10.

Mobile Food Pantry for CU Denver Students | March 20, 2020 @ 1:45 p.m.

CU Denver is working with Food Bank of the Rockies to make sure students who rely on the campus food bank have what they need to get through this challenging time. Starting this Tuesday, March 24, at 9 a.m., the 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). The Walnut Lot is next to the Auraria West station by light rail and close to Auraria Parkway & 7th St. by bus.

Important Announcement Regarding Campus Access | March 19, 2020 @ 6:32 p.m.

Until further notice, buildings on the Auraria Campus will not be accessible, except for the Health Center for Auraria, which will have regular clinic hours (weather permitting) to serve our community. Going forward, 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.

Spring Commencement | March 18, 2020 @ 3:20 p.m.

In a message to campus, Chancellor Horrell provided an update on commencement: Spring Commencement for the University of Colorado Denver will not take place in person on the previously scheduled May 16, 2020 date because of health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. The University is working, in consultation with student leaders and others, to develop alternative plans to celebrate the Class of 2020.

Information For:

All classes are online starting March 16, 2020 for the remainder of the semester.

We are reviewing the policies to understand the full effects on the semester, activities, and events. College specific communications will be sent via email, so be sure to check your university account.

 

REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES

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. 


ACADEMIC ADVISING

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, lovinglynx@ucdenver.edu, 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).


All classes are online starting March 16, 2020 for the remainder of the semester.

 

ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES

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

 

FAQS RELATING TO RESEARCH AWARDS & CORONAVIRUS

 

TRAVEL POLICY

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: https://www1.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus/updates/cu-denver-coronavirus-and-travel-policies-update-march-9-2020

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.

As of Thursday, March 19, buildings on the Auraria Campus will not be accessible until further notice, except for the Health Center for Auraria, which will have regular clinic hours (weather permitting) to serve our community.

Going forward, 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 Remote Resources page for information and helpful resources for working remotely.

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 (jodi.stock@ucdenver.edu) if you have any prospective student questions.