Fall 2020 CE Program & Service Changes

As we welcome students back to campus this fall, we want to highlight several important changes in the way we deliver CE programs and services this semester. These changes were made as a result of ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and beyond. 

Academic Calendar

You will notice several differences in the Fall 2020 academic calendar between various CE programs.

Please note these changes will impact your fall course schedule in several important ways.

    • Fall ACCESS Enrollment is scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2020. This is a departure from our traditional enrollment date and this early enrollment date will only be for Fall 2020. 
    • Fall ACCESS courses, along with main campus courses, will follow a shortened fall break schedule this year. Classes will be held through Wednesday, November 25, shortening fall break (typically a full week). No classes will be held on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving (November 26 and 27). 
    • All ACCESS courses will move to remote course delivery after fall break until the end of semester on December 13, 2020.
  • CE Online Credit and CE Evening Credit
    • CE Online Credit and CE Evening Credit courses will NOT follow the main campus academic calendar. Students enrolled in fall CE Online Credit and CE Evening Credit courses may attend class the first three days of fall break (November 23 to 25) at the instructor’s discretion. Check your individual course syllabi for schedule specifics. 
    • Due to differences in the fall break schedule between Continuing Education and main campus, CE Online Credit and CE Evening Credit courses may overlap with main campus finals. Please plan accordingly and make sure you contact your instructors if you have scheduling conflicts.
    • Fall CE Online Credit and CE Evening Credit courses will end on December 11, 2020.

Changes to CE Programs and Course Delivery Formats

  • CE Evening Credit:
    • All CE Evening Credit classes, with the exception of ARTS classes, will be delivered remotely. ARTS classes will be held on campus, in-person with some online class sessions.
    • Fall ACCESS Enrollment is scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2020.
    • ACCESS in-person classes will be held the week of Thanksgiving and will go remote after that.
    • ACCESS class schedules may change due to room reassignments. Please check your schedule in Buff Portal for possible changes to your classes. 
  • Applied Music
    • All Applied Music classes, regardless of group or private instruction, will be delivered remotely this fall.
  • Community Auditors:

CE Services

Learn more about how to engage CE services, including enrollment support, academic and career advising, and bursar services on the Engage CE Services tab.

Academic Program Information

For questions about your program or course, contact:

Main Campus Resources

For the latest information about the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the campus coronavirus page.

For information about the University’s Fall 2020 operations, please visit the Road Map to Fall 2020 page.

Contact Continuing Education

Continuing Education service departments will maintain regular fall hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For the quickest service, we recommend using the following methods to engage our staff:

Enrollment Services

We strongly encourage you to email us at ceregistration@colorado.edu or call us at 303-492-5148 with your questions and concerns related to enrollment and registration. You may also chat with us via the chat window below. If we are not available to chat live, you may leave a message in the window and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Academic and Career Advising

Continuing Education will continue to offer academic, prehealth, and career advising throughout the fall semester. Advising appointments will be available via Zoom or phone. Schedule an advising appointment online. You may also reach us at ceadvise@colorado.edu and postbaccprehealth@colorado.edu

Bursar Services

For questions about your tuition, fees, or bill, please email the Continuing Education Accounting Department at cebursar@colorado.edu or reach us via phone at 303-492-2212.

Online Learning

Time and Place: Treat online classes like any other class

  • Plan to work on your class according to a set schedule (e.g., MWF 9:00am-11:30am). Consider maintaining a similar schedule to the spring schedule you have already established.
  • Put all deadlines for the remainder of the semester in your calendar. This is always a good practice, but may be more useful now that you don’t have an instructor offering the normal in-person prompts.
  • Have a designated place where you work on your class (e.g., specific rooms in your home, a comfortable outdoor space, anywhere that is noise and distraction-free)
  • Get dressed like you would to go to class
  • Try not to work on the class too late at night
  • Never work on your course work in bed
  • Remember that specific dates/times for assignment deadlines are all in Mountain Time. You can change your default time zone within Canvas so your assignment due dates will be accurate regardless of where you are in the world.
  • Seek external accountability. Set up regular check-ins with academic coach, advisor, tutor, friend, parent to celebrate your successes and help you meet your deadlines.

Continue to utilize resources available on campus

  • Talk to faculty
    • All instructors are encouraged to have virtual office hours.
  • Online Composition Hub
    • The online equivalent to the Writing Center
  • Create study groups either virtually or in person
    • Zoom is a great resource for this
  • Reach out to your advisor
    • Advisors are still available remotely during this time.
  • Utilize Disability Services Accommodations
    • Talk to Disability Services about how your accommodations apply in this new format.
    • Keep lines of communication open with faculty.
  • Utilize Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
    • 303-492-2277 (24/7 support)
  • Tutoring
    • If you have already established a tutoring relationship, ask if your tutor will work with you via Zoom.
    • Consider increasing your contact for more regular check-ins.
    • If you are enrolled in an online Continuing Education course, free tutoring is available via Thinking Storm. Look for a link embedded in your Canvas course.


Faculty members seeking more information and resources about teaching online should visit the Learning Design Group website.

Contact Information

The Continuing Education building will be closed to the public for the Fall 2020 semester. Only a select number of main campus classes will use Classroom 140 for the semester.


Continuing Education is committed to delivering excellent student service throughout the pandemic. Our Fall 2020 Changes page provides current information about Continuing Education programs and operations, how to get your questions answered, and how to engage with our services remotely.


We will continue to update this page as new information becomes available.


Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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