Due to the arctic airmass bringing frigid temperatures and icy conditions, all CCD locations will be closed on Thursday, February 23, 2023 (tomorrow). There is no change to tonight’s schedule.
The decision to close was made due to the limited ability to provide safe conditions on campus and the travel conditions to and from campus. The final decision-making authority to move to remote operations for the Auraria campus resides with the leadership of the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC), University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver), Metropolitan State University Denver (MSU Denver), and Community College of Denver (CCD). Due to proximity, decisions regarding the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) follow the decisions made for the Auraria campus. Community College of Denver relies on its partnership with the Lowry campus facilities and security departments and Lowry campus leadership to inform its decision regarding the Lowry Campus.
What does this mean for students:
Any attendance policies for in-person classes are suspended if the campus is closed. Students are not required to attend a class or campus-related event when the campus is closed due to inclement weather.
Students attending online/asynchronous course sections are expected to attend class and complete assigned activities unless conditions necessitate canceling these sections.
If a class is canceled due to weather, accreditation standards require that minimum contact minutes be met. Faculty and instructors should work with their immediate supervisor and their students to ensure minimum contact minutes are met and that course content is delivered, including but not limited to, utilizing an alternate method. If you have questions, please speak with your department chair/immediate supervisor.
What does this mean for employees:
When the decision is made to close one or more campuses, CCD may grant administrative leave to regular employees for their scheduled work hours during the period of closure. Thursday, February 23, 2023, is considered an administrative Leave Day.
During campus closures, temporary employees (including retirees hired into temporary positions) and student employees are not eligible for administrative leave.
If an employee is on pre-approved leave (sick or vacation) during a closure, administrative leave does not apply to that employee.
Employees may contact HREP@ccd.edu with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe and warm, CityHawks!