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    COVID-19 Updates

    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: 

    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.


    • Afteryou 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.mRead 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; please leave your phone number if you prefer a personal call back.


    Quick reference guide

    COVID-19 Testing

    • 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.

    Daily COVID-19 Self-Assessment

    • 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

    Risk-Mitigation Protocols

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    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.

    Read here about requesting support from the (COVID-19) Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

    If you wish to contribute, please visit