The Department of Theatre & Dance is excited to welcome students, staff, and faculty back to campus this fall. We are keeping health and safety a top priority while continuing to provide incredible arts education.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of the Registrar updated instruction methods to the following options:
  • In-person: meets in person, typically on campus, on scheduled days and times (synchronously)
  • Remote: class meets over Zoom, lecture capture, or Canvas on scheduled days and times (synchronously)
  • Online:  class is taught online with no scheduled class meetings. Students can complete the coursework throughout the week when it's convenient for them (asynchronously)
  • Hybrid In Person/Remote and/or Online: A combination of in-person and online and/or remote instruction
  • Hybrid Remote/Online: A combination of online and remote instruction

Each course is different, but most theatre and dance classes will be at least partially in-person. Instruction methods are posted in the Buff Portal so students know what to expect when registering for classes.

Part of our adaptation to working remotely is providing online tools to students and instructors for enrollment needs, including departmentally-controlled courses, independent study and practicums, and internships. Please follow steps outlined on our Enrollment page.

Yes. Fall break will be shortened to Thursday and Friday only, with classes continuing through the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. After fall break, all classes will be remote (synchronous) or online (asynchronous) through the end of the semester.

Yes. CU Infrastructure & Sustainability is teaming up with Facilities Management to check on needed modifications, including HVAC upgrades, barrier/plexiglass installations, or other major equipment installations.

Custodial services is also providing routine and frequent cleaning of public areas and disinfection of frequently touched surfaces (light switches, door knobs, etc.) and to help promote hand hygiene, the campus is providing an increased offering of hand sanitizer in areas of public access in campus buildings.

Yes. With the return to on-campus teaching and learning for the Fall 2020 semester, the university is updating its building access protocols to allow all CU students, faculty and staff Buff OneCard access to all buildings with scheduled, active teaching from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.

Prior access preferences established on Buff OneCards for students, faculty and staff will remain in place. Students, faculty and staff who normally have weekend and after-hours access to specific buildings will still have access to those buildings. The Aug. 17 changes mean that most buildings on campus will continue to be locked and require Buff OneCard swiping for access. However, the new protocols will provide broader access for students, faculty and staff than in recent months while teaching and learning have been fully remote.

More Information About Building Access

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 The OCC is operational 24 hours per day.

CU Boulder leadership announced a phased approach beginning May 26 for employees to return to work on campus. It’s important that we continue to minimize the number of people coming to campus and research facilities, and that we take actions to prevent opportunities for infection. Depending on their roles and personal circumstances, some employees will continue to work remotely for an extended period. Please consult your supervisor and department leadership for specific guidance. Note: any work that can be done remotely should continue to be done off-campus. 

Please see Human Resource's COVID-19 guidance page for the Instructional Personnel Decision Tree and the Staff and Researchers Workplace Risk Mitigation Decision Tree if you have:
  • symptoms of the coronavirus
  • exposure to someone who has symptoms
  • exposure to someone with a confirmed COVID-19 test
  • a positive COVID-19 test
  • traveled internationally

A contingency team made up of the leads for each implementation team will prepare a contingency plan for the possibility of going remote.

Connecting With Staff & Department Leadership

  • We are committed to continuing to provide excellent service to our students and community
  • Our staff are remotely working during normal business hours so please connect with us if you need any assistance
  • If you need to speak with someone by phone, please email or chat a staff member to arrange a phone meeting