We plan to return to a more 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. Campus leadership confirmed these plans in a letter to students, faculty and staff on March 29.

Our Pandemic Response Office and the faculty experts who have helped guide our pandemic response support increasing room capacities and shifting to in-person experiences. Informed by their guidance, we believe that the progress of the vaccine rollout and the downward trend of COVID-19 cases will make such a transition safe. 

We will continue to monitor public health guidance and adjust our plans as needed based on health and safety.

In the meantime, as more people in our community continue to be vaccinated during the spring and summer, it is especially important to continue to follow Boulder County and campus public health guidance so we can all be safe and continue our educational journey uninterrupted.