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COVID-19 Updates: CCAPS and the University

Updated CCAPS Information

The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) and the U of M are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Below you will find resources for CCAPS students, faculty, and staff.

If you are a prospective student and would like to talk with an enrollment advisor, email ccapsinfo@umn.edu. Our advisors are happy to meet with you online or over the phone.

Key Resources

Spring 2021 Information

On January 19, 2021, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities welcomed students to a new semester of remote, hybrid, and in-person classes. In preparation for the spring semester, the University has developed a detailed strategy aimed at helping reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The latest updates can be found on the Safe Campus website, including: 

For Students and Visitors

Continuing Education and Conference Center

Effective July 1 and continuing until rescinded, all University students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers) are required to use a face covering at all times when in any enclosed or indoor space on University campuses and properties, which includes the Continuing Education and Conference Center.

For guest safety we have implemented additional cleaning, partitions at registration desks, and have required six foot socially distanced seating in all meeting spaces. We are also following the guidelines put forth by the Minnesota Department of Health's #StaySafeMN guidelines.

Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Specific course information will be provided to students by their course instructors for summer 2021.

Drop-in advising for CCAPS students at 20 Ruttan on the Saint Paul campus has been suspended.

The Office of Undergraduate Education has additional updates for undergraduate students.

The U of M Online website offers helpful tips and resources for students for successful online learning.

Professional Development Courses

Most courses are now being delivered online and are open for registration. On-campus course delivery will follow social distancing guidelines and, as per University policy, face coverings will be required. See the full list of online PD courses.

For cancellation or transfer inquiries related to professional development courses, we encourage you to email ccapsreg@umn.edu and a representative will follow up with you.

Boot Camps

All boot camps will be held virtually until further notice. 


The 2020−21 season began October 1. Due to the pandemic, this year's series will take place online via Zoom, and while there will be no charge for admission, registration is required. Check the Headliners website for series and speaker details.

For questions, please email learning@umn.edu or call 612-625-2900.


See the list of planned conferences for 2020–2021. If they don't appear on the list, they have either been cancelled or have yet to be scheduled. 


OLLI’s fall courses and SIGs are being offered online via Zoom. Planning is underway for the winter and spring terms, which will also take place online. Check the OLLI website for details.

For Faculty

CCAPS faculty can find more information on these websites.

PSEO and CIS Students

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Visit the COVID-19 UMTC PSEO Impact website for the latest information.

College in the Schools

CIS Instructors and Students

  • College in the Schools will be using the online process for Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) collection. Information will be provided to instructors for all active CIS sections.
  • The Disability Resource Center (DRC) assists students with disabilities who are enrolled in CIS sections. Students enrolled in CIS sections whose accommodation needs have changed due to the transition to alternative modes of instruction are encouraged to contact their access consultant for advice. Students with disabilities who have not previously registered with the DRC or are experiencing a new temporary disability, are encouraged to inquire with the DRC to learn about their options. 
  • The transition to alternative teaching formats introduces new considerations related to student privacy. The University has issued FERPA guidance related to COVID-19. Instructors may also want to consult the FERPA/Student Records Privacy Policy.

Faculty Coordinators and Faculty Coordinator Assistants

  • In order to support the sharing of information and resources, and facilitate conversations, CIS staff ask that all CIS faculty coordinators and faculty coordinator assistants use their cohort’s Google Group to connect with their CIS instructors. 
  • Review messages from your cohort’s Google Group or view the CIS calendar for details on professional development workshops.
  • Spring 2020 CIS site visits were rescheduled for 2020-21 academic year.

CIS Partner Schools

  • CIS instructors have received all U of M system-wide communications about the University’s COVID-19 response. In addition, College in the Schools program staff and faculty coordinators are communicating regularly with instructors through the cohort Google Groups. Occasional updates are also being sent to our entire population of concurrent enrollment partners, including the school principals and counselors who are in our database. 
  • CCAPS Student Services (cisenroll@umn.edu) can answer questions related to student rosters, term dates, billing, deadlines, etc.