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 Summer Semester.

Important Fall 2015 Dates

Fall 2015 Payment Deadline

August 12 by 6:00 p.m. | Drop for non-payment begins every night.

 To check your financial aid file or set up a payment plan, log into CCDConnect and select the Student Finance tab. Students registered for Fall 2015 classes who do not have payment arrangements set up or do not have financial aid awarded to cover their tuition will be dropped for not payment by this deadline.

Classes Begin

August 17 | Full 15-week Fall classes begin. The last day to register for these classes is Friday, August 21st.

Check the schedule for late-start, accelerated classes that begin after this date.

Drop deadline for 15-week classes (Census Date)

September 3* | Drop a class through CCDConnect on your Student tab. Need Help? Call Admissions, Registration & Records at 303.556.2420 before the deadline.

  • *This is the last day to drop a regular, 15-week class and still receive a refund. Census Date varies for classes that meet for 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 to your courses.
  • 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

September 11, 2015 | Financial aid refunds begin on your CCCS Refund Card.

Before Classes Start ...

Review Your Student Email Account

Your college-assigned student email account is the primary and official means of communication with CCD. Activate your email account and then check it regularly in order to receive updates and important messages from the college. Contact the 24/7 help line at 1.888.800.9198 if you need login assistance.

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 detailed student schedule through CCDConnect. Please note: some classes may change locations or time or even be occasionally canceled; be sure to confirm your schedule in CCDConnect before the first day of class. View or download and print this document for a better understanding of codes listed on your schedule

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.  Click on their Website menu to read more about immunizations requirements.

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 box on the Student tab. You will not be able to access online courses until the day the class begins. If you have questions, call Admissions, Registration & Records at 303.556.2420.

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 at Tivoli Station. If you need help, let your instructor know. Tivoli Station 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. Get more information on how to find your textbooks!

Book Advance

Financial aid funds are not distributed until after the last day to drop a class. To assist those who receive financial aid with purchasing books and supplies, the financial aid office advances up to $500 to eligible students beginning the week before classes start.  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.

To qualify for a CCD Book Advance, a student's total accepted financial aid funds must be greater than the tuition and fee amount, which will then result in a credit balance refund. In addition, you must:

  • have all financial aid requirements completed one month prior to the first day of the semester,
  • be enrolled in at least six credit hours (or be Federal Pell Grant eligible),
  • be meeting CCD's Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements,
  • not have a financial aid hold,
  • have an activated CCCS Refund Card, and
  • not exceed 30 attempted developmental credit hours.

Questions about your Financial Aid or Book Advance? Contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.556.5503. 

Lending Library Lottery

Each semester, the Office of Student Life sponsors a chance for you to win your spot in line to rent books from the Lending Library. This event saves our students loads of money each semester. To 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 a link from the "Personal Information" box in the Student tab to update your information.

Activate your CCCS Refund Card

Avoid delays in getting your refund by activating your CCCS Refund Card after receiving it in the mail. Not expecting a refund? Set-up your account just in case. Contact CCD's Business Office at 303.556.2075 for more information. 

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. The ID Center is located on the 2nd Floor (room 269) in Tivoli Student Union on campus - across from the bookstore.


Pay Your Bill

August 12th is the payment deadline for Fall semester; students with an outstanding balance at that time risk being dropped from all registered fall 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. Students taking online courses must participate and complete a graded assignment before census date in order not to be dropped for non-attendance from their online class.

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.

View your DegreeWorks (found on the Student Tab in CCDConnect) to see who your Advisor is and to contact them via email. For help determining which Advisor you should see, please contact the Academic Advising Center at 303.556.2481 or via email at

Review your DegreeWorks program plan at least once a semester to stay on track to graduate. Learn more about DegreeWorks now!

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!