Creating a Community of Care

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Preface: Building A Community of Care: Fall Return to Campus Framework

The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good. The unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 provide us with an opportunity to lean deeply into our vision–taking precautions to care for our own as well as one another’s health and well-being while we support advancement of the public good through education, research, scholarship, creative work, and service. For the last four months the University worked to maintain a clear understanding of public health orders issued as a result of the pandemic and to articulate and manifest both individual and collective responsibility on our campus.

In this comprehensive document, we provide our fall return to campus framework produced after very careful consideration and deliberation by 10 Task Forces, multiple working groups, and individuals with relevant expertise charged with different dimensions of this ambitious undertaking. This living document will be regularly updated as we work alongside and are guided by our health partner, scientific leaders, and federal, state, and local public health guidance and state and local public health orders. We look forward to a safe and healthy return of on-campus living, academics and co-curricular experiences for our students, faculty and staff this fall.

Table of Contents

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Academics, Research & Creative Work

Housing, Dining & Residential Living

Co-Curricular Life & General Information

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