This page is intended to serve as a resource for closures, cancellations and postponements in the College of Engineering and Applied Science related to COVID-19. This page does not address changes happening in other units of campus.

Updates appearing on this page have been confirmed by the CEAS communications team and represent the most up-to-date information available at this time. Please refer back to this page for future closures and postponements.

If you know the status of an engineering-specific event that is not listed here, please use the form to the right or email engineering@colorado.edu to have it added to this page.

Last Updated: March 30, 2020


Buildings and Facilities

With the shift to online teaching and learning, the CU Boulder campus will begin operating under enhanced protocols for building access, effective Monday, March 16. This means that most buildings will require students, faculty and staff to swipe their Buff OneCard at entrances equipped with card readers for entry. Some buildings are already operating under this protocol. 

However, this does not mean people should access the buildings. Only employees on the approved “critical function” list should be coming onto campus, and even then, as infrequently as possible.

Those who forget Buff OneCards or keys, but usually have building access, will be granted entrance into their offices/buildings. If you experience problems with accessing a building with your Buff OneCard, you can contact Access Services 303-492-6609 during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, you can contact the Operations Control Center (OCC) at 303-492-5522 or occ@colorado.edu. The OCC is operational 24 hours per day.

  • Engineering Center: Beginning March 16, the Engineering Center will be on enhanced protocols, meaning doors are locked, but access is available by Buff OneCard. If you must access the building, you can use your Buff OneCard if you have authorized access. If you do not currently have authorized access, please contact your department liaison.
    • BOLD Center: Closed indefinitely.
    • Dean's Office: Closed indefinitely. Email cuengineering@colorado.edu with questions.
    • Gravity Cafes (Engineering Center): Closed indefinitely.
  • Aerospace Building: Open with enhanced protocols only starting March 13, meaning doors are locked, but access is available by Buff OneCard. If you must access the buildings, you can use your Buff OneCard if you have authorized access. If you do not currently have authorized access, please contact your department liaison.
    • Shops and labs (e.g., machine shop, electronics shop, composites shop): Closing indefinitely at 5 p.m. March 13
    • Spruce Cafe (Aerospace Building): Closed indefinitely.
  • ATLAS Building: Open with enhanced protocols only starting March 13, meaning doors are locked, but access is available by Buff OneCard. If you must access the buildings, you can use your Buff OneCard if you have authorized access. If you do not currently have authorized access, please contact your department liaison.
  • Discovery Learning Center: Beginning March 16, the DLC will be on enhanced protocols, meaning doors are locked, but access is available by Buff OneCard. If you must access the building, you can use your Buff OneCard if you have authorized access. If you do not currently have authorized access, please contact your department liaison.
  • Idea Forge: The Idea Forge will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and will remain closed for the duration of spring semester.  Idea Forge staff will be available to support students remotely.  Please see the Idea Forge website for more information.
  • ITLL: The ITL Laboratory will close to all students, faculty and staff starting at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13. It will remain closed for the rest of the semester. The staff will be available to support students remotely, and some specialized software will be available via ITL Anywhere. Visit the ITLL webpage for more information.
  • JSCBB: Beginning March 16, the Biotech Building will be on enhanced protocols, meaning doors are locked, but access is available by Buff OneCard. If you must access the buildings, you can use your Buff OneCard if you have authorized access. If you do not currently have authorized access, please contact your department liaison. All research activities in the building will continue, and the dock will continue to receive shipments. If you must access the building, and you have authorized access, you can use your Buff OneCard to get in. If you do not currently have authorized access, please contact your department liaison.
    • Etai's Cafe (JSCBB): Will be closed starting March 16. Will not reopen until at least March 30; will reassess to determine hours going forward.
  • SEEC/SEEL: Open with enhanced protocols only starting March 13, meaning doors are locked, but access is available by Buff OneCard. If you must access the buildings, you can use your Buff OneCard if you have authorized access. If you do not currently have authorized access, please contact your department liaison.
  • Engineering Partnership Programs:

Partnership Programs

  • Colorado Mesa University: CMU partnership students and faculty in Grand Junction are to follow CMU’s guidelines related to COVID-19. Courses are going fully online from March 23 through April 5. 

College Events & Programs

  • ATLAS Spring Expo (April 23): Cancelled
  • BOLD Center events and programs: Cancelled until further notice. This includes Power Hour, networking events, and community events. We are currently working through how to resolve scholarship participation requirements.
  • BOLD Center tutoring: Tutoring will be moving to zoom and we will have more information coming soon. Please check the BOLD SSC Tutoring website for updates.
  • BOLD Student Societies: Student Society leaders should contact their members to determine what they want to do going forward.
  • Catalyze CU: Currently under evaluation. May be offered remotely. The application deadline has been extended to March 31.
  • CEAS Professional Community Week (April 6-10) for faculty-staff: Postponed until fall.
  • ChBE Employer Meet & Greet (March 16): Cancelled
  • Colorado Construction Diversity Summit (April 17): Postponed
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CEAS location): Starting March 16, CAPS is closed for in-person services, and all providers will be remote. Students can call (303) 492-2277 for telehealth or 24/7 crisis support. View more engineering-specific health and wellness resources.
  • Computer Science Colloquia: Will be offered remotely. More information to come.
  • Engineering Advisory Council meeting (April 24): Will be held remotely and abbreviated. 
  • Engineering Career Services: The Engineering Center Career Services location will close starting March 16 due to limited in-person staffing. Both the Engineering Center location and the main C4C location are now offering remote services only. We will offer Zoom drop-ins next week, as well as LiveChat on the Career Services website. Students can still make appointments on Handshake, which will be done via phone, email, or Zoom. Resumes and other career-related documents can be sent to engrcareer@colorado.edu.
  • Engineering Projects Expo (April 24): Cancelled.
    Departments may determine how to proceed with project requirements. Students should contact your instructor with questions on courses and project requirements.
  • Graduation ceremonies (department-level): Currently under evaluation.
  • ITLL Design Expo (April 25): Will transition to virtual. More details to be announced.
  • Just in Time Career Fair (April 7-9): Now virtual! The event will be hosted 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on April 7, 8, and 9. There is more information on how to prepare for a virtual fair as well as a list of participating employers on Handshake.
  • Smead Symposium (April 17-18): Cancelled
  • Spring Break for Research: Cancelled

Admitted Student Events

  • Mocktail, GoldShirt campus visit, Destination CU and the Admitted Student Day engineering luncheon have been cancelled. Additional virtual visit opportunities are being formulated now and will be communicated to admitted students.

Alumni Events

  • All CEAS alumni engagement events and on-campus volunteer opportunities, as well as the Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet on May 1, have been suspended indefinitely.