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Coronavirus FAQs

Coronavirus FAQs

CCU's Coronavirus FAQs will be regularly updated as the situation related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) develops.

Is CCU closed?

No, CCU is not closed. Effective Friday, March 20, all classes and exams in the College of Undergraduate Studies are being conducted remotely using technology to enable students to complete their educational requirements for the semester. Nearly all classes for adult students in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies were already offered 100% online; remaining in-seat classes have been transitioned to online.

Effective March 26, under the Colorado state-wide stay-at-home order, the University is asking that all employees who are not identified as providing critical services remain off campus and work remotely. This order is in effect until at least April 17, 2020, and may be extended. Supervisors are asked to provide as much information as possible to employees about how to work from home and what projects and resources are available for working from home.

Last updated March 26, 2020

How are classes being delivered remotely to students for the last part of the semester?

CCU has been a pioneer in online education through our College of Adult and Graduate Studies. The University is equipped to provide many resources that support this adjustment to remote teaching.  Each faculty member is responsible for determining how to best adjust their courses to ensure student success. IT staff are working alongside faculty during this transition period. Faculty will contact their students with additional information about how to proceed with virtual class sessions and course assignments for the remainder of the semester.

Last updated March 26, 2020

Are Residence Halls closed?

On Saturday, March 21, on-campus residence halls and dining services closed at 5:00 p.m. for the remainder of the semester. Traditional undergraduate students should plan to remain at home or return home for the remainder of the semester after spring break. The Residence Life department will communicate further details moving forward.

Last updated March 26, 2020

Are there confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Colorado Christian University?

University administration announced on March 27, 2020 that an individual in the CCU community tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). This was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 directly related to the Lakewood campus. This individual is a support staff member, and was last on campus on March 18 and has not returned to campus since becoming symptomatic. This individual is experiencing mild symptoms, and is in quarantine off campus in accordance with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Persons who have had close contact with the individual have been notified by their divisional vice president. If you have not been notified, then you are not deemed to have increased risk because of exposure to the individual.

Last updated March 27, 2020

Will CCU offer a refund for this semester’s tuition for traditional undergraduate students?

A tuition refund will not be necessary as all courses will continue remotely and students will have the opportunity to complete their coursework by the end of the semester.

Last updated March 26, 2020

Will CCU offer partial room and board refunds for students returning home?

Yes, now that final checkout has been completed, partial room and board refunds will begin to be processed. More information to follow.

Last updated March 26, 2020

Will Commencement still be held?

The 2020 Commencement Exercises scheduled for May 8, 2020 at the FirstBank Center in Broomfield have been postponed. The University is considering all options related to this postponement, including a ceremony at a later date, a virtual ceremony, and/or a combination of both.

All other Commencement related events, including the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Hooding Ceremony and Commissioning Ceremonies, the College of Undergraduate Studies Senior Banquet, and all individual school and center celebrations and ceremonies have been cancelled and will be revisited in conjunction with a decision about Commencement.

Last updated March 26, 2020

Are On-Campus Events Cancelled?

All public, in-person University events have been cancelled through the end of May. We are currently exploring which events may carry on via livestream. At a later time, we will reassess whether campus public events will resume on or after June 1. We understand and regret that this will affect several scheduled events.

Last updated March 26, 2020

What is happening with Study Abroad?

As of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 4 Health Advisory (Do Not Travel) and has advised all Americans to return home as soon as possible. The U.S. Department of State has also offered guidance regarding students abroad, recommending that Institutions of Higher Education consider asking current program participants to return to their home country. Because of the government’s strong guidance in this direction, CCU has asked all study abroad students to return home.

Last updated March 26, 2020

Are Varsity Athletics Cancelled?

By decision of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), all NCAA sports activities including practices and competitions, club sports and intramurals are canceled through the end of the semester.

Last updated March 13, 2020

Will the Billy Graham Exhibit at CCU be cancelled?

Originally scheduled to remain open through June, the Billy Graham Exhibit will close early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The last day to visit the exhibit is March 19.

Last updated March 13, 2020

What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you are an on-campus student and develop a cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, please self-isolate and call Student Health Services at 303-963-3365 immediately. If you are an employee or other community member, stay home and call your primary care provider for further instructions.

Last updated March 12, 2020

Will Colorado Christian University quarantine students or employees exposed to the COVID-19 virus?

In accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, any employee, student, or other community member who has traveled to a Level 3 country where there is widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 should self-isolate and not return to campus for 14 days upon return to the United States. The same is true for individuals who have had close contact with confirmed cases. 

Employees diagnosed with COVID-19 should follow the isolation instructions of their primary care provider and not return to campus until given clearance by their medical provider.

Last updated March 12, 2020

What should I do if I have recently traveled to a “Level 3” Country or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms?

In accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, any employee, student, or other community member who has traveled to a Level 3 country where there is widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 should self-isolate and not return to campus for 14 days upon return to the United States. Affected students requesting to live on campus with this exposure should contact Student Health Services. 

Last updated March 12, 2020

Is CCU banning personal travel?

No. However, CCU students, faculty and staff who travel internationally or to states other than Colorado are required to complete the mandatory Travel Reporting Form to facilitate precautionary measures needed to prevent spread of the virus. See CCU's Coronavirus Travel Policy for access to this form and for the latest travel updates. 

Last updated March 12, 2020

Is CCU banning University travel?

CCU has banned all international and domestic University-sponsored travel, except within the state of Colorado. See CCU's Coronavirus Travel Policy for the latest updates.

Last updated March 12, 2020