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As members of the CU Buff family, we want to provide an update on the current COVID-19 situation on our campus. We ask you to partner with us in helping students understand the severity of this global pandemic and the need to practice good hygiene and social distancing measures.

We appreciate your ongoing patience as we do everything we can to provide timely and accurate updates for both our campus community and our Buff families.

Recent campus communications
  • The Chancellor’s guidance on housing and campus operations
    On March 16, Chancellor Phil Distefano provided guidance on students living on campus, employee operations, research updates and exams.
  • The Provost’s message to faculty
    In light of the chancellor’s recommendation, on March 16 Provost Russ Moore urged faculty to be flexible with exams, quizzes and assignments this week, so that students can move and transition to remote learning.
  • Message for on-campus students
    Housing Administration provided guidance on March 16 to students on how to check out of the residence halls, what to do over spring break and options for students who will continue to live on campus.
  • A message from the Office of Integrity, Safety and Compliance and Medical Services
    Health information for the campus community was sent on March 15 including emerging cases, when to seek medical care, when to get tested for COVID-19, tips for staying healthy and where to find additional information and support.
  • Chancellor’s announcement on commencement
    As with many institutions across the country, it is with great regret that we are announcing the cancellation of our in-person commencement activities this May, including college, school and department-based recognition ceremonies, due to COVID-19. We want to do everything we can to ensure that all of our students, faculty, staff and their families remain safe and healthy. 
  • The Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs’s message to students
    On March 15, Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Akirah Bradley addressed unacceptable student behavior and what it means to be a Buff.
Campus operations

  • On-campus housing
    Students living in the residence halls and Bear Creek are encouraged to move out if they can. This is based on the latest guidance from public health officials to reduce the total number of people on campus. Please visit our On & Off Campus Living Frequently Asked Questions and view the email sent to residents for more information.
  • Option to stay on campus
    We understand that staying on campus may be the only option for some of our students. Room and board and other resources will continue to be provided for these students. Encourage your student to complete this form by March 18 to access spring break meals.
  • Off-campus housing
    Students living off-campus may remain in their apartments or houses. Any student who decides to leave their apartment or house is making a personal or voluntary decision to do so, and will therefore need to adhere to their leasing contract. Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations will continue to be available for questions at 303-492-7053 or by email at Please visit our On & Off Campus Living Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
  • Campus services 
    We continue to support students as much as possible while being mindful of social distancing recommendations. Please check the specific department’s website for the most up-to-date information on adjusted hours, closures and more.

For the most up-to-date information please continue to check You may also call our Call Center at 303-735-1616 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MDT with any questions you may have.


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