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Information for Students & Faculty

The university is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 and is actively working to plan and prepare for potential local impacts. As part of that effort, the College of Performing and Visual Arts is sharing guidance to help you manage COVID-19 concerns.

Please know that all campuswide decisions are being made with the health and safety of our community at the forefront, and with the best-available guidance from public health authorities. As the situation evolves, further updates will be provided on UNC's COVID-19 Information page.

Updated April 14, 2020, 1:30 PM

PVA-Related Questions

For PVA-related questions, contact the Dean’s Office at 970-351-2515.



Following public health advisories, the University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts has canceled all in-person events for the remainder of the 19-20 academic year and the 2020 summer arts season, including all Little Theatre of the Rockies productions and Concert Under the Stars performances. Read More

Virtual Events

Annual Student Exhibition

Annual Student Exhibition

April 15 - May 1, 2020


URSA Digital Collective

URSA Digital Collective

A collection of performances and collaborations by UNC School of Music students, faculty, and alumni 

School Information

  • School of Music

    2020 School of Music Distinguished Student Awards

    Policy Update

    In this time of COVID-19, the School of Music recognizes that much of our coursework cannot continue in the same way. We will have to adjust course and program objectives to reflect that we cannot be in the same room together. The following are policies for courses and program elements that have been forced to adapt during these unfortunate circumstances. 

    • For as long as campus is shut down, School of Music personnel will not ask any person to co-locate with any other individual for any reason.
    • We recognize that not all students have equal access to technology; all efforts will be made to ensure equitability among students so that you can be successful in completing your semester.
    • Please let your instructor and the School of Music office know if you are having problems with accessing your courses so that we can try to provide assistance and identify alternatives for you.


    • If you need a recital to graduate this May:
      • Work with your applied instructor to determine the best way to complete your recital in order to graduate on time. o Turn in the “Spring 2020 Recital Plan and Program Info” to submit program information and to communicate the plan for completing your recital requirements with the School of Music Office. The School of Music office will still generate a program.
      • Optional: If desired, you can share your performance (either pre-recorded video or livestream) with the School or community through our social media channels or through our School of Music calendars by contacting Mark Allwein at mark.allwein@unco.edu.
      • Optional: If you had to complete an alternative to a public recital in order to graduate, but you would like to still play a public recital once the campus re-opens, recital space may be available for you. Scheduling will not begin until the campus opening date is certain.
    • If you had a recital scheduled but are not graduating in May 2020:
      • Your recital will be postponed until the Fall 2020 semester, except for certain DA recitals
      • DA students who are completing their last semester in residence may follow the same guidelines outlined above under “Degree recitals for students graduating in May 2020.”
      • DA students who have passed their recital hearing may count that as their recital.


    • If you are required to complete a jury, you will satisfy that requirement through consultation with the applied instructor.
    • If you had an upper-level exam (sophomore barrier) this semester, decisions on when that will be completed will be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the applied instructor.

    Studio Class

    • Studio classes may continue in an alternate format at the discretion of the applied instructor.

     Chamber Music and Large Ensembles

    • Alternative assignments for both chamber music and large ensembles may be required by the faculty member directing that group or ensemble.


    • Frasier Hall is closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year and all School of Music staff and faculty will be working remotely.

    Advising Links

    School of Music 2020 Advising Form4 Year PlansDegree Works

  • School of Theatre & Dance

    Additional Cancellations & Postponements

    • STAD’s spring production of Macbeth will be postponed until next academic year, exact dates TBD. Dr. Harmon will be in contact with the cast and creative team (especially the Seniors) about tentative plans, and Dr. Toewe will be in touch with students enrolled in THEA 100 who had been assigned to this production to discuss alternate assignments.
    • STAD’s spring touring production of Blue will be postponed until next academic year, exact dates TBD. Gillian McNally and Anne Toewe will be in contact with all students involved, as details become available.
    • All Student Group and Studio Season productions have been canceled. All Student Group in-person rehearsals and activities must cease for the remainder of the academic year
    • Little Theatre of the Rockies auditions will be rescheduled, exact dates TBD.
    • One-Acts: All in-person rehearsals must cease for the remainder of the academic year
    • New York Senior Showcase: March 17, 2020 (Faculty are working on an alternative way to showcase student talent to the industry – more information to come.)
    • Los Angeles Senior Showcase: May 5, 2020 (Faculty are working on an alternative way to showcase student talent to the industry – more information to come.


    • No in-person activities will be conducted for the remainder of the academic year. All classes will be conducted on-line, and the following areas will be closed to all students including IP students and student employees:
      • Carpentry Shop
      • Properties Shop
      • Paint Shop\
      • Costume Shop
      • Electrics Shop
      • Frasier 11 Lab
      • STAD Main Office
      • STAD classrooms and dance studios
    • All student room reservations have been canceled.
    • All STAD rehearsal and classroom spaces will be closed for the remainder of the academic year.
    • No rehearsals will be allowed to take place in these spaces during this time, including those related to main stage productions, one acts, directing scenes, student group productions, and classroom projects.


    • Refunds for student participation fee for NY and LA Showcases: refunds will be made, but the mode and timing are TBD.
    • Refunds for ACDA Conference in Spokane, WA: No new information at this time. We will update those students individually when we have more information.
  • School of Art & Design

    Additional Event Cancellations

    • March 23rd, Jennifer Ghormley Artist Talk at 5pm
    • April 6-10th Artist In Residence, Courtney Starrett
    • All Jam Sessions   


    • The Annual Student Exhibition will be presented through an online platform this year. This will also include work from Photography, Foundation, Advanced Studio Practice and Graphic Design portfolios. Link forthcoming
    • Student Exhibition Guest Juror Talk with Ariell Myer, April 15th @ 5:00pm, Live Q&A to follow at 6:00pm. More information to come.

    Facilities Access

    • All art spaces in Campus Commons, Guggenheim Hall, Crabbe Hall, and the Arts Annex are closed.  All classes will be taught online for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.


    • Advising: Once advising appointments are scheduled, advisors will be in touch via email to share proposed classes and PINs for fall term. If follow-up is needed, phone or conferencing via Zoom can be arranged.

    Travel Advisories

    International Travel: University-sponsored or affiliated information travel is suspended through June 30, 2020. Personal international travel is strongly discourages given the associated risks of possibly being unable to return for some period if the situation changes. Travelers returning from countries designated a Level 2 of 3 by the CDC are subject to a 14-day self-quarantine off campus upon return. 

    Domestic Travel: University domestic travel outside of Colorado is suspended. We encourage all members of the faculty and staff are working remotely. 

Digital Resources

Remote Teaching & Learning

Concerts, Performances, and Exhibitions