Returning to UCCS
Welcome Back, Mountain Lions

UCCS will host in-person classes this fall

A university is a collection of its people, not its buildings, and all decisions made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been with the safety of our students, faculty and staff as the priority. With safety at top of mind, we still fully understand the importance of the in-person college experience both for first-year students and for students who excel in an in-person learning environment.

As such, we've assembled multiple teams to consider how UCCS can allow students, faculty and staff to return to campus. Upon the recommendations of our teams, fall semester classes will begin as scheduled on Aug. 24, and residence halls will welcome incoming students, with precautions observed to preserve student safety. 


Protecting Our Campus

Preserving the health and safety of our campus community, including students, faculty, staff and friends of UCCS is at the heart of every decision made. While returning to campus, we will continue to implement and utilize best practices to keep you safe. 

Adaptability in Adversity

With appointed teams staying up-to-date on the latest developments at a state, local and federal level, we will continue to innovate while adapting our academic programming to meet challenges facing our university. 

Supporting our Campus Community

Together, we will persevere through a trying time. As a campus community, we will continue to offer ways to support one another. With support from counseling options, community training and support outlets, we will not lose sight of our shared mission.

What the UCCS fall semester will look like

How UCCS Will Handle Fall
  • A mix of in-person and online classes

    We understand the need to deliver some courses in-person, and we will strive for a mix of in-person and online courses to fuel your success. Our faculty members have been teaching online for years, and our students will receive the same rigorous education.  

  • An in-person experience at UCCS

    Students will have the opportunity to live on campus this fall. While we are taking precautions, we are excited to announce housing assignments in the month of June. We will also provide fall programming, although the mix of programming is yet to be determined. 

  • The health of our campus community is our priority

    Our fall plan continues to be developed, but we are already implementing safety measures on multiple levels.

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