UNC COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
- August 12 - As we prepare for students returning to campus, we’ve created a quick form for departments and units to submit their current services, offerings and hours for fall return. We will compile this information on a weekly basis to create and update an online directory for students and the campus community.
- August 5 - UNC's Technical Support Center continuing to operate remotely with updated
hours. There are multiple ways to contact UNC's Technical Support Center:
The center is implementing a remote-first support strategy to better protect UNC's campus community members.
- August 3 - UNC Greeley's campus has begun to adjust operations for in-person business. Buildings are now open to students, faculty and staff as they prepare for the start of classes. A reminder that all workspaces and office suites on campus are limited in their capacity and staffing, by order of the state. Return to Campus Website
Return to Campus
For detailed information regarding about how UNC is preparing for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester, visit Visit the Return to Campus Website
- Return to Campus and Fall Course Schedule
- UNC Tuition Will Not Increase in Academic Year 2020-21
- Planning a Safe Return to Campus on August 24
- UNC Distribution of CARES Act Emergency Grants and Disaster Relief Funds
- An End of Semester Message
Weekly Campus Operational Update
President Feinstein and his cabinet meet remotely on a weekly basis to discuss the
structure in place for managing UNC's response. Full transcripts are provided in the
Operational Update archives.
The latest communications from UNC leadership regarding COVID-19 resources, changes and information.
UNC has a dedicated group of staff providing accurate information and answers to questions related to returning to campus in Fall 2020.
Curated articles featuring UNC students, alumni, faculty and staff on a variety of topics relating to COVID-19.
Health & Safety on Campus
The University of Northern Colorado’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic will be rooted in safety for our health care providers, safety for our staff, safety for our faculty and students and for the community. The primary goals for UNC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to protect the health and well-being of our students and staff and continue the institution’s vital missions of education and research. Review UNC's Pandemic Plan
If you'll be living on campus this year, download our move in guide for details related to moving into your residence hall.
Stay up-to-date on the latest details about returning to campus in the Fall.
Return to Work
UNC’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are rooted in safety for our health care providers, our staff, our faculty, students and the community.
Things You Should Know
UNC will require cloth face coverings to be worn on campus through the summer and fall semesters. Exceptions to the requirement based on state and federal health guidelines are currently being developed for certain situations, such as eating in dining rooms, lecturing in classrooms and working out in the campus recreation center. Learn more on the Return to Campus Website
New Return to Campus Website
A new website has been created that provides additional information regarding our fall re-entry operations and plans.
This site complements this Coronavirus website by providing detailed information regarding new campus policies and guidelines, health and exposure information, cleaning and sanitizing, human resources information, and course schedules and impacts. The weekly Covid Digest is also posted on the site.
The site will expand as new information is added or updated regarding UNC's coronavirus operations. unco.edu/return-to-campus
Distribution of CARES Act Emergency Funds
The U.S. government enacted the federal CARES Act to provide money to colleges and universities for emergency student grants. The purpose of the money is to give emergency grants to students for specific expenses that are a direct result of the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus. UNC has signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification Agreement to assure that we intend to use, no less than 50 percent of the $7,650,214 received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
Health and Safety Precautions
The UNC Student Health Center is providing COVID-19 viral tests and antibody tests for members of the UNC community.
Contact tracing protocols have been developed through the UNC Student Health Center in the event cases are diagnosed on campus.
Re-Entry Task Forces
The logistics task force has been working to determine classroom configurations and foot traffic flow in buildings as well as social distancing measures to include but not limited to signage, floor decals and adding clear barriers such as plexiglass at point of service areas to keep our students, staff and faculty safe. UNC public health faculty experts are also being consulted to discuss safety measures in housing, dining, and recreation areas.
Virtual Town Halls
President Andy Feinstein, Provost Anderson, and Vice President Rodriguez have been attending virtual town halls with admitted students and their families to answer questions about the fall semester. Similar town hall events are also being planned for current students.
Employee Assistance Program
UNC is continuing to make its Employee Assistance Program available during this time. We are here to support you with both professional and personal concerns that may impacting your overall well-being. Services are available by calling the counseling center 970-351-2496 or reaching out by email to UNCCounselingCenter@unco.edu.
UNC has established a dedicated group of staff to provide information and answers to questions regarding COVID-19 and the direct impact on our students, staff and faculty.
We'll respond to inquiries by in 24 hours or by the nex business day