News: Lakewood Campus Closure

Cancellation of Classes and Lakewood Campus Closure

Dear CCU Community:

The University's coronavirus response team (CRT) has taken the following actions to support the efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. These actions have been taken out of an abundance of caution for all members of the CCU community and their families, especially in light of a potential domestic travel ban that could be announced soon.

All traditional undergraduate classes will be cancelled on Wednesday March 18, and Thursday, March 19. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the University will officially be on spring break. As previously announced, there will be no in-person, on-campus classes for students in the College of Undergraduate Studies after Friday, March 20, for the duration of the semester.

The Lakewood campus will close all operations effective 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, until after spring break. Campus visits and all other on-campus operations will be cancelled during this time, and will be re-evaluated after March 30. Faculty and staff who work on the Lakewood campus should make immediate preparations to work from home.

This will also allow our faculty and staff more time to effectively prepare for the transition to online course delivery for the remainder of the semester.

Traditional Undergraduate Students: Please contact your faculty members with any questions or concerns you might have, and please check your CCU email frequently. Many professors have already transitioned to remote course delivery while others are in process and will soon be finished. During this time, we also encourage you to check CCU's coronavirus website and CCU social media for regular updates.

Employees: Last Friday, March 13, we also announced the transition to a remote-work policy that allows for appropriate social distancing to support the health and wellness of our employees, while still fulfilling our obligations to our stakeholders. Please work with your supervisor to determine next steps as we strive to further limit our overall in-office presence in the coming weeks.

We recognize that closures and remote working arrangements raise questions and challenges for many of you. While we have not yet determined an end date for remote working arrangements, we will be working with supervisors and others across the University to provide further details regarding remote work.

Again, we are choosing to take these precautionary measures for the safety and well-being of the entire CCU community. Because the situation is evolving on a day-by-day basis, please continue to monitor your CCU email and CCU's coronavirus website for the latest information. Please continue to take care of yourselves, your families, and each other during the coming weeks as we face these challenges together.


Dr. Donald W. Sweeting