Published: Nov. 5, 2020

Dear students, faculty, and staff,

I’m writing to follow up on today’s message from Provost Moore and Chief Operating Officer O’Rourke announcing that the shift to entirely remote learning for the remainder of the semester will be moved up to November 16. Please note that the last day of in-person instruction this semester will be Friday, November 13. All classes this semester will continue entirely remotely after that date.

This move follows Boulder County’s shift to the more restrictive Safer at Home Level Orange (formerly Safer at Home Level 3) on the state COVID-19 dial, effective Friday, November 6.

To support students who plan to move to back home or otherwise out of the metro area, the campus will provide expanded on-campus COVID testing starting next week. We strongly encourage any students planning to leave the Denver-Boulder area to get tested within 48 to 72 hours prior to departure.

Other than the early move to entirely remote instruction, CU Boulder campus operations and research activity will continue. Students, faculty, and staff will continue to be able to access the building and law library using their Buff OneCards.  

I want to say how proud I am of all of you for working to maintain a safe learning environment and keep each other safe. How the pandemic unfolds, however, is not just up to us. I am hopeful that a broader effort in the surrounding area will succeed in eventually bending the rate of infection back down. In any event, our community of learning will continue to thrive. Thank you for your resilience, adaptability, and caring of each other in innumerable ways.

Take care,

S. James Anaya
Dean and University Distinguished Professor