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December 8, 2021


You’re just a few exams away from completing the Fall 2021 semester and then you will be off enjoying your much-deserved winter break. Before you do, we want to thank each and every one of you for your efforts in keeping campus healthy and allowing us to finish the semester in person.

Yet, the fight against COVID-19 continues. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading through Colorado. As you finalize your holiday plans, please remember to get tested for COVID-19 prior to leaving for the long break, especially for those who are traveling or planning to visit family and friends.

Please use the drive-through testing site located in the parking lot north of Bunting Hall.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, Saturday from 8am-12pm
  • Holiday hours: Regular hours observed with following exceptions:
    • Open Dec. 24 and 31 from 8am-12pm
    • Closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 2022 and Jan. 14, 2022

Prior to break, if you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, use the walk-up testing site located next to the Student Wellness Center. As part of the CMU community, you can take a rapid test and receive results in approximately one hour.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm
  • Holiday hours: Closed after Dec. 17 for break and will reopen this spring (date TBD)

Winter Commencement

Colorado Mesa University will host two ceremonies on Friday, December 17, at 8am and 10:30am based on the student's academic department. If you are graduating or planning to attend, make sure to familiarize yourself with the protocols.

Spring 2021 Semester Protocols

Upon your return to campus, all faculty, staff and students will need to upload their vaccine record, proof of a past positive COVID-19 PCR test, an antibody test or show a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72-hours of your return to campus. Those who uploaded vaccine records and/or a past positive COVID-19 test in the fall DO NOT need to upload documents a second time. Only new records/updated documents need to be uploaded. We are continuing to follow the emerging science of the Omicron variant and will provide our campus community with updates if any additional changes are made to our spring protocols.

Vaccination Clinics

Our partners at Mesa County Public Health continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots across Mesa County. A list of upcoming mobile vaccine clinics is on our website.

Have a safe, healthy, wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you all in January.

The Safety Team