Updated: May 11, 2021

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COVID-19 Campus FAQs

Will classes be in-person for the fall 2021 semester?

We are returning to a traditional, in-person experience at CU Boulder for the fall 2021 semester, with a few continuing precautions. Our fall academic calendar will return to normal, including fall break. Fall semester classes will begin Monday, Aug. 23. Visit our Fall 2021 semester webpage for more information.

Will students be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine before the fall semester?

In support of the university’s commitment to health and safety, CU Boulder will require faculty, staff and students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the fall 2021 semester. Visit the COVID-19 Requirements & Process webpage for more information.

Can I visit campus for an admitted student event or campus tour?

Thank you for your interest in visiting CU Boulder. At this time, we are not offering in-person prospective student events or campus tours. For your safety and the safety of our campus and community we encourage you to explore our video tour library, our virtual campus tour and our numerous virtual visit experiences

If you choose to come to campus, we ask all visitors to abide by public health guidelines and understand that CU Boulder is implementing measures to reduce density on campus.

  1. Everyone is required to wear a facial covering and maintain physical distancing while on campus, both inside and outside of buildings. 
  2. Access to many of our facilities is restricted for the protection of our campus community and those with direct affiliation of daily campus activities. 
  3. Some areas of campus may be closed. 
  4. While many activities and buildings are unavailable at this time, we encourage you to connect with us virtually and explore our virtual visit experiences.

We appreciate your interest in visiting CU Boulder. We look forward to being able to host you in person in the future. 

Can I walk around campus even though events and tours are not available?

Thank you for your interest in visiting CU Boulder. At this time, we are not offering in-person prospective student events or campus tours.

If you choose to come to campus, we ask all visitors to abide by public health guidelines and understand that CU Boulder is implementing measures to reduce density on campus.

  1. Everyone is required to wear a facial covering and maintain physical distancing while on campus, both inside and outside of buildings. 
  2. Access to many of our facilities is restricted for the protection of our campus community and those with direct affiliation of daily campus activities. 
  3. Some areas of campus may be closed. 
  4. While many activities and buildings are unavailable at this time, we encourage you to connect with us virtually and explore our virtual visit experiences

For your safety and the safety of our campus and community we encourage you to explore our video tour library, our virtual campus tour and our numerous virtual visit experiences. We appreciate your interest in visiting CU Boulder. We look forward to being able to host you in person in the future.

When will campus tours and admitted student events resume?

We plan to resume in-person campus tours in late spring depending upon public health guidelines. We will announce when we are able to host campus visits and tours via email, social media, and the website. 

In the meantime, we encourage you to explore our video tour library, our virtual campus tour and our numerous virtual admitted student events. We appreciate your interest in visiting CU Boulder and we look forward to being able to host you in person in the future.

Can I receive an official excuse/visit verification form after visiting campus?

Excuse/visit verification forms are only issued when a student attends a formal program, hosted by the Office of Admissions. This includes in-person formalized programs, as well as virtual programs run by the Admissions. If a student decides to come to campus on their own, and/or does a self-guided tour, we are not able to issue excuse/visit verification forms.