How faculty and staff are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Colorado State University has had protocols in place to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 since Jan. 14, 2020. President Joyce McConnell and the Public Safety Team have been communicating regularly with the campus community as well as directly with the extended Ram Family through email, social media and SOURCE.

On March 19, President McConnell announced that all University operations were moving to online and virtual services. This includes all learning and teaching, with only those employees performing essential in-person jobs now on campus through the end of spring semester.

That means that most CSU Life readers can’t look for the printed version of this April edition in their campus mailboxes. So, we’ve decided to follow the lead of the rest of the University and publish all our content only on the online platform of our SOURCE page.

In addition to the monthly features from APC, CPC, the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center, and other campus experts on health, wellness and sustainability, and feature stories from CSU Life staff, this edition will be update with information about events, such as Earth Week, as organizers decide how to adapt, reorganize or reschedule them. Be sure to check out the links to HR, Commitment to Campus and the University Calendar in the main navigation bar to stay up-to-date on what you need to know about CSU policies and procedures as they evolve.

To read about some of the great research, creativity and outreach happening at CSU during these unprecedented times, go to the SOURCE homepage.

For the latest information about the University’s response to this global pandemic, go to