Spring 2021 Overview

Social Distancing and Learning

We look forward to holding classes in healthy environments that allow you to learn most efficiently. The College of Business understands many of our students perform best in a traditional classroom setting, whereas others would prefer to limit physical contact with faculty and their peers as much as possible. The Spring 2021 semester has been restructured to balance these needs as much as possible.

  • Providing an exceptional learning experience is our priority: Where possible, courses will be delivered in large-capacity classrooms using an in-person or a hybrid format (a blend of in-person and synchronous online instruction). The College is placing strong emphasis on creating face-to-face learning opportunities for graduate students. Regardless of the delivery format, we are committed to creating an engaging experience.
  • International students: Students who are unable to travel to campus will be able to complete their spring courses online. All College of Business courses will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing, and some courses can be livestreamed so you can attend and participate in live lectures.
  • Expanded video capabilities: Every classroom in Rockwell and Rockwell West is equipped with video cameras that allow students to participate in lectures in real time. When livestreaming doesn’t work for students, they may receive permission from instructors to view the lecture as on-demand video.
  • Canvas will continue to be the central access point for all courses: Instructional Services created a common experience in Canvas to make using the platform easier and more intuitive.

Phased Spring 2021 Schedule

In light of a surge in caseloads in early winter, the University is collaborating with the Larimer County Department of Health to slow the spread of the virus. To limit transmission following holiday and springtime travel, the Spring 2021 academic calendar has been modified.

  • Jan 19: The Spring 2021 semester opens as scheduled on Jan 19, and all classes will be held online the first week of the semester.
  • Jan 25: Courses that require in-person instruction shift to completely face-to-face instruction Jan 25. You will be notified by your instructor if your course transitions to the classroom. All other courses remain entirely online.
  • Feb 5: In accordance with state and county guidelines, the campus Pandemic Preparedness Team will update the status of courses that did not go face-to-face on Jan 25. This includes the remainder of the face-to-face and all hybrid courses.
  • April 12-16: Spring break. Be safe in your travels!
  • April 19: All courses transition online for the remainder of the semester.

Public Health Precautions 

  • Report Symptoms: Use the COVID-19 Reporter when experiencing new symptoms, when you have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been exposed or public health officials believe you may have COVID-19. Students are required to alert the University immediately when they have possible symptoms of COVID-19, as well as report exposures or positive tests from a non-CSU testing location, even on weekends or days they are not coming to campus. 
  • Campus Health: Familiarize yourself with precautions and preparations necessary for a healthy return at the University's Pre-Semester Public Health Precautions page, including monitoring themselves for symptoms before arriving on campus.
  • Rams take care of Rams: Adhering to to the University's Public Health Precautions throughout the semester is critical to maintaining a healthy campus. 

Important Resources