Colorado State University is moving classes online, but the university is not closing at this time and all buildings are currently open – including residence halls — and operations are normal. Like other universities, schools and businesses, CSU is taking this action due to unprecedented circumstances and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Migrating courses online helps protect our students and it promotes social distancing which has been identified by health officials as key to containing the spread of the virus. Classes will resume online on March 25 after an extended spring break.

Learning via online platforms is a different experience for students than in-classroom learning, however online learning is proven and effective for most coursework. Understandably, actions taken that disrupt regular methods can cause issues, and we are asking all in our CSU community to adapt to new methods that will help us respond to this public health emergency.

Our goal is to ensure the safety of our community while minimizing disruption to learning for our students and facilitating their continued academic success. At this time, we anticipate completing the semester of instruction for our students and students will continue to earn academic credits, so tuition and fee refunds are currently not being offered.

CSU’s refund and tuition adjustment policy will follow the university’s regular semester protocols which can be found here:

We realize our community has many questions about the impact of COVID-19 preparedness planning and the university’s response. We will continue to provide further guidance as soon as we have additional information available. For the latest updates, please go to:

Student fees

Student fees fund a package of services, spaces, support and opportunities for our student body as a whole. Many student-fee funded programs will continue to be available to students during this time through online or other virtual systems while the university is continuing to provide online instruction.

Examples of student fees that will continue to support students through services during this time include support for students with disabilities, student government and organizations, mental health services, student legal services, interpersonal violence response and safety, career advising, services and education offered to students through Off Campus Life, guidance and tailored support provided to adult learners and veterans, and technology fees. In addition, the university is investing in additional resources to support our students in their success as we deliver academic courses online during this time.

Student fees are part of our students’ investment in the university, which are paid regardless of whether or not or how often an individual student uses all of the services, spaces and opportunities they support.