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    Living Off Campus

    Important: Information About Spring 2021 Move-in

    Detailed information about the move-in process for the Spring 2021 semester is located in this PDF within the Housing website. All students will be tested upon arrival to campus and will be required to adhere to enhanced social distancing protocols for 10 days until their second negative COVID test.


    Wednesday December 16, 2020

    Dear On-Campus and Local Colorado College Students,

    As always, we hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well. We know this continues to be a challenging time for many, particularly for those of you who had to leave campus as part of our COVID-19 risk mitigation efforts to de-densify campus. This letter is intended for those students who remain in college-assigned housing, or who are local and have been granted access, or are seeking access to campus.

    Being a part of the Colorado College in-person community at this time is has been limited to certain groups. For those students who remain in residence with us, or who have otherwise been granted access to campus, we have increased expectations that you will also value being part of this community and protect your ability to remain here in person. 

    In order to retain or gain access to campus, students with on-campus access approval must complete the following three steps to retain or acquire campus access. Failure to complete these steps by this deadline will result in your Gold Card being deactivated.

    Winter Break access: limited to hall (if applicable), Worner Center, and AFP Fitness Center (currently by appointment

    Only students who had access in the fall will retain access with the following additions:

    1. Complete the 2021 Spring Student Survey. This was emailed out in early December and provided information on who planned on staying over break. If your plans have changed, contract your RLC assigned to your area for instructions on changes in your plans.
    1. Remain in the random COVID testing pool and follow through on a test if chosen.

    Spring Semester Access: hall (if applicable), Worner, AFP Fitness Center (currently by appointment), Library (when open), academic buildings (when open).

    • Complete the Spring Student Survey.  Within this survey, you will have signed up for a move in/testing slot (for new and returning students that did not stay over Winter break).  See your email from early December for the survey link.
    • Sign up in advance for a testing timeslot closest to your move-in time you selected from the Spring Student Survey. Go to the Student Healthy Center appointment page:
      • Under “Select a reason:,” choose “RANDOM COVID AM,” or “RANDOM COVID PM” based on the time of day you’d like your appointment to be. 
      • From here, you will fill in all fields, including choosing a date and time that work for you, and then select whether you are a new or existing patient (for your first test or interaction at the Student Health Center, you will be considered a new patient). 
      • Once you have filled in all of the fields, click on “Confirm me!”  You will receive an email confirmation of your appointment (which also gives you options to change or cancel your appointment if needed). 
      • The location for testing is the Student Health Center. Please bring your insurance card with you and arrive on time for your testing appointment. Testing is free of cost. 
    • You are required to follow enhanced social distancing protocols for a minimum of 10 days and until you receive your test results from your second COVID test. This requires that, in addition to regular risk mitigation protocols, you should only interact with your roommate (if in a shared room) and will not have access to buildings on campus other than your assigned residence hall. Students in apartments will be expected to wear masks and maintain social distance until all living mates have received test results.  
    • You will need to schedule and get tested again within 10 days of your first test to allow you to move out of enhanced social distance status.   
    • Remember that a COVID test result is simply a snapshot in time; because it is possible to get a negative result even when you have Coronavirus, it is important to be careful even when you receive a negative result. You must follow social distancing guidelines and other risk mitigation protocols at all times while on campus.  

    3. Complete the Safe Return to Campus Canvas Course to gain card access to your residence (if applicable) and campus buildings. If you were here in fall, you have likely already completed this, but please check to be sure! 

      • Regardless of where you are, all students are held to Community Standards & Conduct, including the COVID-19 Response Policy (risk mitigation protocols). In addition to loss of Gold Card access, violations of these expectations will be referred to the community standards and conduct specialist for review and may result in disciplinary charges under the college’s policy on Non-Compliance with College Officials and/or Community Health Concerns. 
      • Questions about Gold Card access: Contact Worner Desk (719) 389-6607 or Campus Safety after hours (719) 389-6707.
      • Questions about the Canvas course: Contact the Student Life Office at (719) 389-6684. 

    We value all of our students, whether you are still here with us in person or remotely.  Many of you continually demonstrate your commitment to the safety of your community by following all protocols and we thank you for your commitment to safety. For those of you with us in person, we trust you will continue to take COVID-19 protocols very seriously to protect our community and your ability to remain on campus or access campus.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


    Edwin Toshio Hamada, Ph.D.

    Assistant Vice President for the Residential Experience