The university altered the Spring 2021 schedule and added resources to better prevent the spread.

As a leader in education, University of Colorado Boulder is turning to science for its COVID-19 approach to operations, health services, and schedules. With more than 30,000 students enrolled each year, the university is taking the safety of each student, faculty, and staff member seriously.

University leaders have altered the Spring 2021 schedule. The semester will start on January 14, three days later than expected. Further, the schedule allows for two wellness days: February 17 and March 25.

Perhaps the biggest change to the schedule is the cancellation of Spring Break, traditionally a week off of classes in the spring season. The CDC reported a COVID-19 outbreak following a Spring Break trip to Mexico for Texas students.

"Together, we resolve to protect ourselves, our community and our herd," says the university.

On October 22, Provost Russell Moore and COO Patrick O‚ÄôRourke released a full statement of the changes and intentional approach to campus safety. They invited students and faculty alike to join together for a campus community town hall the following day.

CU Boulder will continue to offer in-person and online classes, including hybrid approaches for certain courses. The university recognizes the campus experience is instrumental for students and has committed to intentionally creating community safely. See the fully-outlined plan for the upcoming semester. The plan includes in-person events planned for small groups each week.

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