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COVID-19 Communications

Return to Campus and Fall Course Schedule

July 3 - As the holiday weekend approaches, we continue to think about the health, safety, and well-being of our Community of Bears. The next semester will be unlike any other that our students, faculty, and staff have experienced. Many individuals across campus have been working since the end of the spring semester to plan for the fall. We feel confident that UNC is well prepared to welcome everyone back to campus. [READ FULL POST]

UNC Tuition Will Not Increase in Academic Year 2020-21

The financial well-being of our students continues to be of the utmost importance to me. As Colorado’s most affordable research institution, we must continue our mission to provide accessible, high-quality teaching, learning, research, and creative works. Today, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to keep tuition for the 2020-21 academic year flat. [READ FULL POST]

Planning a Safe Return to Campus on August 24

The fall semester begins in 76 days and this year, more than ever, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone return to campus. Since the end of the spring term, UNC staff and faculty have been busy preparing so that we can safely resume in-person instruction on August 24. [READ FULL POST]

UNC Distribution of CARES Act Emergency Grants and Disaster Relief Funds

The disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months have had a direct financial impact on many of our students and their families. The University of Northern Colorado recently applied for and received approximately $3.8M from the United States Department of Education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to our students to offset some of the unexpected expenses they are experiencing. [READ FULL POST]

An End of Semester Message

As I reflect on what has surely been the most unusual semester of my career, I am immensely proud of our students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and friends for everything we have accomplished together. The way so many members of our community have stepped up as we have navigated the challenges and changing landscape before us these last few weeks has been truly remarkable. [READ FULL POST]

Update on Efforts to Address COVID-19 Related Financial Impacts

Several weeks ago, we convened a special Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the emerging financial impacts of COVID-19 on UNC. In that meeting, we projected to finish out this fiscal year with a revenue loss of $4.5M and the potential for far greater losses next year. [READ FULL POST]