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CSU Pueblo Announces Fall 2020 Plans

Release Date: June 16, 2020

Haley Sue Robinson

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President Timothy Mottet shared plans for fall 2020 structure on campus at Colorado State University Pueblo on Monday, June 15.  Students will be welcomed back to campus with courses available in face-to-face, hybrid and in fully online formats.  

Although the information is preliminary with clarity needed from Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and guidance from Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE), CSU Pueblo will begin to welcome faculty and staff back prior to welcoming students in the fall.

CSU Pueblo plans to bring back employees to campus this summer in a staged capacity with staffing for 50% return to work on July 1. The reentry team is developing educational materials and is working closely with Student Life, legal counsel, and Human Resources to develop new employee policies and student code of conduct changes to adhere to social distancing and mask-wearing standards during summer and fall. A new master calendar will be available with room locations and further details on July 6. 

“Many details are being worked out, teams are working through campus wide logistics, state wide possibilities, and inevitable roadblocks,” said CSU Pueblo President Timothy Mottet. “Though it is unclear what screening or check-ins may be required through the fall, or how our event spaces and common areas will operate under social distancing, CSU Pueblo is committed to establishing a safe, in-person fall 2020 semester.”

Mandatory health screening checkpoints will be in place for all CSU Pueblo employees and visitors to the campus beginning July 1.  Public access will be open in a limited capacity beginning July 6.  Health screenings on campus will take place form 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in order to allow for staffing changes and mid-day cleaning of all offices and public spaces. Many common areas in campus buildings will remain closed and all visitors must enter campus through the designated screening site.  Face masks or face coverings must be worn by everyone while on campus.

Study abroad has been suspended for fall 2020 based on recommendation from public health, National Student Exchange programming and the consideration of CSU Pueblo leadership. CSU Pueblo residence halls will welcome students back and will adhere by mandated safety protocols for common spaces, limited guests and social distancing.   

CSU Pueblo Athletics return to participation on campus with NCAA-permitted voluntary workouts beginning July 1. Athletic facilities will open with safety protocols approved by PDPHE.  Student-athletes and coaches will be required to follow CSU Pueblo guidelines for daily check-in, screening, mask-wearing, social distancing and cleaning protocols.

The Academic Affairs teams have created new master course calendars offering maximum flexibility in order to meet student and faculty needs.  This will ensure all learning outcomes are achieved.  The calendar preserves all posted days and times as originally scheduled.  It also has been expanded and reimagined course schedules to offer options for class size, learning modality and available technology for every course and department at CSU Pueblo.

“Our goal is to provide flexible course options, quality student advising and tutoring, accessible financial and business services, and a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online recreational, residential, and student life and support services across campus,” said President Mottet.

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