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CU Boulder to shift to remote instruction for at least two weeks

All undergraduate and graduate classes will be taught remotely beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23.

BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder) announced Monday the campus will shift temporarily to remote course instruction for at least two weeks.

The shift will go into effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

All undergraduate and graduate classes will be taught remotely beginning Wednesday, Sept. 23. In-person classes will meet on Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22, according to CU Boulder.

CU Boulder said Monday the shift is being made to further reduce new cases of COVID-19, particularly among 18 to 22-year-old students, where there are the greatest number of new residents testing positive.

CU Boulder said Monday that the campus will remain open and the university libraries will continue to operate. The CU Rec Center will remain open on an appointment basis only.

"I know this situation is extremely difficult, and I wish, as I know we all do, that our circumstances were very different," said CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano. "The next two weeks are about more than our ability to see each other in person. The risks to our broader community are too great, and COVID-19 spreads too easily, for any further noncompliance with public health measures to go without immediate consequences."

Researchers and research-related activities will not be impacted by this shift.

Residence halls and dining locations will remain open with the current safety protocols in place.

CU officials said Monday that while most of its students have maintained safe practices, a "small minority" of students have not.

"Any serious public health violations by students, like hosting or attending large gatherings or breaking isolation guidelines, will result in an immediate 10-day suspension pending adjudication through student conduct and conflict resolution," said DiStefano. "More than a dozen students already received notices of such over the weekend."

CU officials also said Monday that refunds would not be issued while the campus moves to online learning.

Full details about CU Boulder's shift to remote instruction can be found at colorado.edu.

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