Published: March 24, 2020

Provost Russell Moore

Dear CU Boulder faculty, staff and students: 

I want to thank each of you for all that you have done to accommodate our immediate needs and for making the swift transition to remote instruction and learning in a short amount of time. Your efforts, sacrifices and willingness to help each other during this uncertain time have been both extraordinary and inspirational.

I know that students, faculty and staff alike are now wondering how summer session teaching will be conducted. With the concurrence of Chancellor Phil DiStefano and Interim Chief Operating Officer Patrick O’Rourke, I have decided that all CU Boulder courses offered in Maymester (May 11–29), Summer A term (June 1–July 2), Summer C term (June 1–July 24) and Summer D term (June 1–Aug. 7) will be taught remotely. 

A decision on Summer B term (July 7–Aug. 7) will be announced no later than April 15, 2020, with a decision on Augmester (Aug. 3–20) to follow. Fall registration will occur on March 30, as scheduled.

This decision is based on best judgments about students’ needs at this time and to give our faculty and staff the greatest amount of time to retool courses as appropriate. As you all know, summer courses, which are key to many students’ progress toward their degrees, will be even more critical to that progress this summer, given the disruptions to instruction in spring 2020.

Many Maymester, A term, C term and D term classes offered in 2020 have already been designed as online courses. Over the next several months, all other courses offered in these terms will also be converted to remote teaching modes. We will also watch enrollments closely to make sure that there are sufficient places for students in the summer session courses they need to meet their educational goals. 

These times are challenging for our country and our campus community. Continue to take care of yourselves and one another. I wish you, your families and friends continuing good health. Please continue to check the CU Boulder coronavirus updates and resources page for the most current information.


Russ Moore