Winter Break Policies:
- Quarantine before departure: Students who plan to travel for Winter Break are advised to quarantine for 14 days before leaving campus and upon arriving at their destination.
- Get a COVID-19 test before you leave: Students should get a COVID-19 test and receive their results before leaving.
- Continue to follow risk-mitigation protocols: Wear a mask, limit exposure to those in your “pod” or household, wash hands frequently, and abstain from unnecessary travel.
Preparing for Spring 2021:
- Spring Survey: Students have received a spring survey via their CC email. This will allow students invited to campus for J Block, Block 5, International Student Orientation, and Winter Start Orientation, to sign up for a move-in date and time.
Student Move-in Instructions: View detailed move-in instructions here.
Before you Arrive:
- Complete the Safe Return to Campus Canvas Course.
- Complete your off-campus shopping prior to your arrival to campus. Once you have checked in to your residence hall, you are expected to remain on campus and follow enhanced social distancing protocols for 10 days after your initial test.
Once you Arrive:
- Head directly to the Student Health Center for your first COVID-19 test. You must complete testing prior to moving into your residence hall. Sign up for COVID-19 testing here for the test closest to your move-in timeslot. View instructions for signing up.
- Bring your insurance card and arrive on time. Testing is free of cost.
- Schedule your second test for 10 days after the initial one.
- After you have completed your first test and received your slip, you can proceed to your residence hall for move-in. Go directly to your residence; the enhanced social distancing requirement begins immediately upon receiving your slip.
- If you are unable to make the timeslot you signed up for in the Spring Living Survey or if you’d like to learn about off-campus move-in protocols, contact your RLC.
El Paso County is currently in “Level Red Safer at Home.”
El Paso County moved to more restrictive “Level Red Safer at Home” as of Friday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m . Read the specific requirements for our community. As a reminder, every Safer at Home level limits personal gatherings.
CC's Spring 2021 Plan
Remote J Block and Half Block: Due to high caseloads in El Paso County, J-Block and Half-Block courses will be remote. This affects 10 in-person and hybrid classes. This will not affect move-in plans for students enrolled in J-Block and Half-Block courses; students who planned to be on campus at those times should keep their arrival plans.
All students currently living on-campus may remain on-campus, along with specifically identified groups of students. See the full Spring Plan here.
There will be no Spring Break, in order to reduce the risk of massive outbreaks and quarantines. There will be a regular block break between Blocks 6-7. View the revised academic calendar.
Updated Dec. 18, 2020
Colorado College continues to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The president's cabinet and the college's multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Emergency Response Team, working teams, and Scientific Advisory Group are meeting regularly (remotely) to assess the situation and plan for impacts to our campus community.
If you have additional concerns about COVID-19 or our campus response, direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org; please leave your phone number if you prefer a personal call back.
- All positive test result notifications are available here. All known CC cases, regardless of whether exposure occurred at CC, appear on the CC COVID-19 dashboard.
- Here’s how to get tested before leaving for Winter Break.
- El Paso County remains at Level Red: Severe Risk.
- Cases are on the rise in El Paso County and Colorado. View health agency dashboards.
Quick reference guide
- Experiencing symptoms and need to know how to get tested?
- The college is conducting random testing of students, faculty, and staff on campus each week.
- When there is a positive test result, the individual is quarantined, and the college conducts contact tracking quickly to help prevent the spread of the virus.
- For more information, please see our testing FAQs.
- All on-campus students, faculty, and staff must complete the daily health check via the CC app or a printed Word document or PDF to access campus facilities.
- Students experiencing symptoms should contact the Student Health Center, (719) 389-6384, to consult regarding need for testing or treatment. For afterhours, over-the-phone advice or consultation, please contact the Optum Urgent Care Center seven days per week at (719) 636-2999. Report any symptoms of COVID-19 to email@example.com.
- Please see our risk-mitigation protocols.
- Please also refer to our Community Commitment to learn more about what each member of our campus can do to help stop the spread of the virus.
- If you are a CC employee who must be on campus to perform your job duties, please fill out our form to report onsite work to help mitigate risk through a clean and sanitary environment.
- Need to order PPE? Use this form. No other department or division should buy or use CC resources to buy supplies; the Prevention Working Team is the single purchasing liaison for all campus needs. Read the PPE and cleaning supply request guidelines.
MORE INFO: Frequently Asked Questions
- NEW: Spring 2021 Plan
- General Questions
- Tuition/Financial Aid
- Student Life
- Group Gatherings
- International Students
- Prospective Students
We understand that this situation is causing anxiety for many people. There are numerous resources on campus for support and assistance, including the Counseling Center, Chaplain's Office, Employee Assistance Plan, the Butler Center, the Advising Hub, and the Wellness Resource Center.
- Spring 2021 Plan
- CC Community Commitment: COVID-19 Health and Safety
- Facilities Operations & Closures
- Support Resources for Students
- Request Support From the Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund
- Give to the Emergency Response Fund
- HR: Working Through COVID-19
- Colorado College's Report on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act) - Student Portion
- Colorado College's Report on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (CARES Act) - Institutional Portion
- Form to Report Plans for Working Onsite
- Printable Safety Posters
- Accessing Support Services
- Classroom Protocols
- For Students: 4 Tips for Learning Online
- Practices for Supporting International Students Abroad — Suggestions for Staff and Faculty
- Study Abroad & Other International Travel
- UCHealth Optum Triage Line
- Virtual Fitness Resources
- Wellness & Mental Health
- Face Mask Recommendations
Emergency Response Fund
Because many in the Colorado College community asked how they can help, we have established the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency Response Fund to meet needs during these uncertain times. Many of our alumni, parents, and friends, as well as members of our Board of Trustees and the president’s cabinet, have contributed. The fund also provides the college with resources to respond to unexpected expenses developing during this crisis and for lost revenue.
If you wish to contribute, please visit https://ourcc.coloradocollege.edu/covid19responsefund