Next Steps After You Are Enrolled

Congratulations on becoming a CityHawk! Here are some suggestions to help you get started & succeed at CCD!

Don’t forget, our staff and faculty are great resources for information and they welcome your questions. We hope you have a wonderful Spring Semester.

Important Spring 2015 Dates

Spring Payment Deadline

January 12 by 5:00 p.m. | Drop for non-payment begins every night.

Classes Begin

January 20th | Spring Classes Begin

Add/Drop deadline for 15-week classes

*February 6th | Date varies for classes that meet other than 15 weeks and for CCCOnline courses.

  • Check "Detailed Student Schedule" on CCDConnect in the Student tab under Registration Tools for the Census Date.
  • *This is the last day to drop a regular, 15-week class with a refund. You can drop a class at CCDConnect or by calling the Admissions Office, 303.556.2420.
  • Dropping a class may negatively affect your financial aid and / or VA Education Benefits. NOTE: CCCOnline census dates are different from CCD online, hybrid, and traditional courses.

Financial Aid Refunds

February 13th | Financial Aid refunds begin on your CCCS Refund Card.

Before Classes Start ...

Print Your Schedule

Before attending your first class, print your schedule to ensure you know the correct start dates, days, times, and locations of your classes. You may print your schedule through CCDConnect. Please note: some classes may change locations or time or even be canceled; be sure to double check. View or download and print this document for a better understanding of codes listed on your schedule

Online & Hybrid Classes

To access the online component of your online or hybrid classes, go to CCDConnect and select your course from the Student Schedule Channel under the Student tab. If you have questions, use our 24/7 Online Help Line at 1.888.800.9198. 

Required Student Photo ID

Your CCD Student Photo ID is your ticket to services in the various offices around campus. As soon as you are registered for courses, you can get your student ID card by taking your class schedule and a photo ID to the Tivoli Student Union, Room 269. There is a $20 fee, payable by cash, credit or debit card, or check. Please note: you are expected to have your student ID by the first day of class.

Books & Supplies

Get your books as soon as possible. If you need help, let your instructor know. The campus bookstore is located in the Tivoli Student Union directly across from the campus ID and bus pass office. You are not required to purchase textbooks through the AHEC bookstore, but they offer new and used textbooks, and they stock all the required textbooks.

Book Advance

Financial aid funds are not distributed until after the last day to add a class. To assist those who receive financial aid with purchasing books and supplies, the CCD Book Advance Program is available. The CCD Book Advance Program is based on your financial aid award and pending payments at CCD only. This is an automatic process if students have funds available. There is no need to sign up for a CCD Book Advance.

Lending Library Lottery

Each semester, the Office of Student Life sponsors a chance for you to win your spot in line to select books from the Lending Library. This event saves our students loads of money each semester. Learn more, call 303.556.2597 or stop by Tivoli 309. 

Text Messages

Text Messages are the primary way we will communicate with you in the event of an on- or near-campus emergency, a weather closure, or important information related to your account. The notification will go to the number that we have in our system for you. Please keep that number updated so that you can receive these emergency alerts. For weather related information, you may also call the AHEC weather hotline at 303.556.2401.

Update Your Information

Make sure we have your current address, telephone, and email up to date each semester. Go to CCDConnect and select "Personal Information" in the Student tab to update your information.

Activate your CCCS Refund Card

Avoid delays in getting your refund by setting up your CCCS Refund Card. Not expecting a refund? Set-up your account just in case. Contact Business Office or 303.556.2075 for more information. 

Immunization Requirements

All students must provide proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) to the: Health Center at Auraria, Plaza Building, Room 149.

Bus & Train Passes

The Auraria Campus has several RTD pick up and drop off points all around campus. Get your bus or train pass and get to campus easier this semester.


Pay Your Bill

January 12th is the payment deadline for spring semester; students with an outstanding balance at that time risk being dropped from all of your spring courses. If you are dropped for outstanding balance, you may be able to re-register for courses, but only if space is available and only if the registration deadline has not passed.

When Classes Start ...

Class Attendance

Class attendance is vital to your success! A lot happens during the first week. Instructors will be taking attendance, so it is important that you are there to reserve your space. If you do not attend your course(s) prior to the census date and are identified as a no-show by your professor, you will be dropped from the course(s) and not allowed to re-register.

Academic Advising

Connect with your assigned Academic Advisor to be sure that you continue your progress towards graduation or transfer! To change your schedule, see your advisor before the Census date (drop deadline) of your course.

See Degree Check to see who your Advisor is and to contact them via email. For help determining who you should see, contact the Academic Advising Center at 303.556.2481 or via email at

Parking Spots on Campus

Reduce stress of finding a parking spot by arriving early! Remember, the best parking spots go first. Also, utilize your RTD pass by using public transportation to get to campus, we are connected by train and bus to all parts of the front range.


Food Pantry

The Office of Student Life provides a food pantry for CCD students. Stop by Tivoli 309 and take up to six food items a week during the semester.

Other Important Information ...

Safety Reminder

The Auraria Police Department would like to offer a friendly reminder to be vigilant in your surroundings and report any suspicious activity or people to the police department as soon as possible. Remember to remove any valuables from your vehicle when leaving it unattended and always double check to make sure that the doors are locked and windows are rolled up.

Campus safety is everyone’s responsibility and the police department always appreciates your assistance!

Early Alert

All instructors participate in CCD’s Early Alert system. Your instructor may speak to you directly about his/her concerns regarding a number of possible issues, including absence, late or missing submissions, poor or high performance on assessments, etc. The electronic Early Alert (STEAR) system is designed to supplement this communication and allow instructors to request additional early intervention for students from a CCD Advisor or Specialist. The hope is to provide you the support you need to be successful. Therefore, if you are contacted by your assigned CCD Advisor, please speak with him/her and follow up with your instructor to find out more about the nature of the alert, and the supports and services your instructor has recommended.

Support Services

CCD has a wealth of support services available to you to ensure your success and engagement as a student. For questions about learning resources, ways to get involved, leadership opportunities, crisis/counseling needs, and many other resources, please talk with your assigned advisor. We look forward to getting you CONNECTED!