July 20, 2020

The start of the 2020 fall semester is around the corner. As we continue to navigate this uncharted territory, we want you, our students, to know you are not alone. Despite the uncertainties and changes ahead, the support available to you remains unwavering, whether it’s for academic or mental health needs. Below are resources to keep in mind leading up to the first day of the fall semester on Aug. 17.


Counseling Services

  • If you’re experiencing undue stress or anxiety and do not have any symptoms associated with the coronavirus, you can call the Health Center at Auraria to talk to a medical professional or counselor. Call 303-615-9999 to schedule a consultation. There will be no charge for this visit. 
  • 24/7 counseling is available for anyone enrolled in a CU Medical Insurance Plan. The Real Help Hotline will connect you to a professional counselor who can provide immediate crisis counseling or help you locate additional resources.
  • The CU Denver Student and Community Counseling Center is providing online counseling services via Telehealth and video calls. Call the main phone line at 303-315-7270 for questions and additional information. 
  • If you’re experiencing signs associated with coronavirus, call the Health Center at Auraria at 303-615-9999 and ask for a return phone regarding coronavirus from the medical director. You’ll get a return call to determine the best medical care option for you.
  • The online portal You | CU Denver offers quizzes to assess your physical and mental wellbeing, as well as articles on reducing anxiety and stigma related to coronavirus, hand washing, working out from home, and more. To log in, all you need is your CU Denver ID.

Academic Services

  • Lynx Central is your one-stop shop for academic needs, whether it’s asking questions regarding financial aid, accessing your online portal, scheduling a virtual appointment with an advisor, or preparing for the first day of classes. The newly redesigned website also provides timelines and deadlines, all conveniently located on the homepage.
  • The Office of Information Technology offers an extensive list of tools and tips to help you prepare for a semester of hybrid courses.
  • The Career Center is here for all-things career related, from resume tips to interview preparation.
  • The Auraria Library’s COVID-19 website provides information on how to access online resources and how the library can support you in navigating programs such as PowerPoint, iMovie, and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite.

Health and Wellness Resources

CU Denver’s Wellness & Recreation Services is offering daily, live fitness classes via Zoom, as well as a structured weekly schedule to keep you motivated. All you need is a mat and towel, some water, and a favorite spot in your home. Classes range from full-body conditioning to an energizing yoga flow. If you’re feeling extra motivated, try the summer core challenge.

The Wellness Center’s website also provides ways to get creative from the comfort of your home, such as at-home adventures (think virtual tours of national parks) and virtual weekly trivia.


We are here for you, fellow Lynx, and we look forward to having you back for the fall 2020 semester.