Published: June 26, 2020

Residents of Boulder and Broomfield counties, community leaders and government officials are invited to join a virtual town hall to learn more about CU Boulder’s comprehensive strategy to safely welcome back students, faculty and staff to campus this fall. 

If you go

When: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 1


Registration for the July 1 town hall will open June 26, and registrants may submit questions in advance. The event will take place 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and will feature a question-and-answer period. Pre-registration is recommended.

Panelists will include Chancellor Philip DiStefano, Interim Chief Operating Officer Patrick O’Rourke and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Akirah Bradley.

Frances Draper, the campus’s senior strategic advisor for government and community relations, will moderate the event.

“CU and Boulder are closely intertwined,” DiStefano said. “We understand what we do to address our challenges will also impact the surrounding community, which my family and I have called home for many years. We want to make sure that the community gets to hear from us directly on our plans.”

The chancellor, O’Rourke and Bradley will outline CU Boulder’s Road Map to 2020, a broad plan informed by the latest science, public health guidance and ideas from the campus and surrounding community. The plan details how the university will implement a flexible, in-person fall 2020 experience that will work to keep the campus and surrounding Boulder community safe while ensuring access and quality for students.

“The roadmap touches on every aspect of what it will take to reopen the campus safely within a COVID-ready environment to ensure the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff, researchers and the broader Boulder community,” Draper said. “We look forward to fielding questions and responding to the concerns of our community.”

Those who would like to participate may register and ask questions in advance via email, as well as post questions during the event. For those who cannot attend the live town hall, a recording will be posted later at