President McConnell released the following schedule for starting the Spring semester. If you have any specific questions about how your classes will be held, reach out to the professors of the classes you are registered for.

Phased Spring 2021 Semester Start

Phase 1 – January 19-22 (First Week of Classes): All courses will begin online.

Phase 2 – January 25 (Second Week of Classes): Selected courses with high priority for in-person learning will shift from online to face-to-face (100% in-person).

Phase 3 – Early February: On February 5, faculty scheduled to teach courses in the hybrid modality will be updated on the status of course transition from 100% remote to hybrid (introducing a face-to-face component) based on Larimer County Public Health guidelines.

All currently scheduled online courses will remain online for the entire semester.

Keep in mind schedule formats may continue to change. As we get closer to the term, your department or instructor may contact you with further details about how your classes will be offered. 

CSU will offer courses as face-to-face, hybrid, and online. Below is an explanation of each of these modalities as well as sample schedules with explanations. 

More information can be found on CSU’s COVID recovery page.

Face-to-face Sections

All class interactions will be fully in person, where capacity does not exceed physical social distancing guidelines or when portions of a class can be rotated into the classroom on alternate days to maintain those guidelines.

Hybrid Sections

These courses show both a physical classroom and online component in the class schedule; they incorporate a mix of online and in-person elements. The in-person experiences will adhere to social distancing protocols and other health and safety regulations. A possible example would be as follows: faculty rotate portions of class through in-person experiences, assuring social distancing, as well as including remote learning components. 

Online/Distance Sections

All class interactions will be fully digital. Class times will remain scheduled to allow for student and faculty real-time engagement (synchronous) and will offer asynchronous elements.

Special Sections

Special sections are often internships, practicum, independent study classes, etc. Scheduling is unique and will be determined by the professor and the students in the class. Connect with the listed professor for more information. 

Example of Synchronous Online Class

Screenshot of class schedule showing the class's time of 12:30-1:45 pm as online.

Example of Asynchronous Online Class

A screenshot of a student's class schedule showing an on campus component and the remainder of the class being held from 12:00 am to 12:00 am.

Examples of Reading your Class Schedule

Image showing how to read the class schedule to see if classes are being offered in a hybrid, face-to-face, online, or special format