Buffs, we’re so excited to have you back on campus. We also want to prepare you, and our community, for success. We’ve outlined ways for you to protect yourself, protect our herd and protect our community, as well as behavioral expectations of everyone in our campus community, including students.
Student Code of Conduct
We all need to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To achieve this goal, students are expected to follow health and safety guidelines.
The Student Code of Conduct has been updated with health and safety expectations and requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. This update will help hold students accountable and is one of many tools to help keep our community safe.
CU Boulder students are required to:
Review the Student Code of Conduct for more information about expectations and requesting reasonable accommodations.
Addressing Conduct Violations
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will work with students who do not follow expectations. Students who are found to be allegedly violating health and safety expectations will go through the Student Conduct process.
The goal of this process will be to change behavior to maintain a safe campus environment. When there is an alleged violation, students will receive due process, as required by law.
There will be several educational interventions for students found to be in violation of the Student Code of Conduct. In extreme cases, or if a student continues to not follow expectations, consequences could include probation and/or suspension from the university. Alleged violations can be reported through the Incident Report Form.
Wear a face covering. When you're on campus, you're required to wear a face covering in public places.
Avoid congregating and large gatherings, especially with people who are outside your household. Fewer than 10 people recommended.
Wash your hands frequently. Practice good hygiene by washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer when soap and water aren't available.
Keep it clean. Disinfect common surfaces and handheld devices frequently.
Students moving into the residence halls are required to complete a COVID-19 PCR test within five days prior to arriving on campus. If a student cannot be tested in advance, a limited number of tests will be available during move-in week. Waiting to be tested on campus should be a student’s last choice. A sign-up process and more information will be provided in early August.
Face coverings are required in all common areas, such as lobbies, study spaces, laundry rooms, etc. Face coverings are recommended if students are gathering or socializing in rooms. The number of people congregating in a residential room should be limited to facilitate physical distancing.
Students are encouraged to maintain good hygiene, including washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after visiting a public place, using the restroom, blowing their nose, coughing, sneezing or touching their face. If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol should be used.
Access to residence halls via Buff OneCard is limited to students’ own residential communities. Students are highly encouraged to limit their number of visitors to be able to practice physical distancing. Visitors are expected to follow university health and safety guidelines.
Programming will continue to be provided to residents as a hallmark of the residential experience. Virtual connection tools will be used to facilitate programming when possible, or small groups will convene when physical distancing is possible.
Residence hall community center front desks provide basic supplies such as vacuum cleaners, brooms and dustpans for residents to check out. We strongly recommend that you bring your own cleaning supplies such as disinfecting wipes. If you are living in a suite or apartment, you should also bring spray disinfectant, toilet bowl cleaner and other bathroom cleaning supplies.