Your health and safety are our top priorities. This situation is fluid, and we are working in lock step with the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop plans for multiple response scenarios related to coronavirus. Thank you for your flexibility and cooperation during this time.

  • Monday, March 23 - Monday, April 20

    Classes resume with most to be offered remotely.

    No classes will be held in-person through April 20th.  No student services will be offered in-person through April 20th.

    With the exception of classes on pause, which can be found here, classes will be delivered remotely online.  For classes on pause, an instructor will reach out to you with more information.

    Adult education classes (GED, ESL, adult basic education) are on pause, per the Illinois Community College Board, and will resume as distance learning the week of April 13th.

    Most student services will be available remotely online, with more information to come.

  • April 6 – April 12

    Spring Break

    Spring Break will be held as originally scheduled.

    April 6 – April 12

  • April 13 (Week of)

    Adult Education Classes Resume Via Distance Learning

    City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education classes that were paused due to COVID-19 will restart on the week of Monday, April 13 as distance-learning classes.

    Distance-learning classes means that students do not come to the college campus.  Instead of coming to the college campus, students are able to continue with their class by connecting with their instructor through online learning systems (Brightspace and Zoom), email, and phone calls.

    If an Adult Education student needs support accessing a laptop (Chromebook), City Colleges of Chicago will loan this technology to Adult Education students so they can participate in their Adult Education classes from their homes.  Please click on the link below as soon as possible to request any needed equipment:

    Las clases de educación de adultos de los Colegios Comunitarios de Chicago que fueron pausadas debido al COVID-19 se reiniciarán el lunes 13 de abril como clases de aprendizaje a distancia

    Con las clases de aprendizaje a distancia los estudiantes no tienen que asistir a las instalaciones físicas del college o institución al que pertenecen. Los estudiantes pueden continuar con su clases conectándose con su instructor a través de sistemas de aprendizaje en línea (por medio de las plataformas de Brightspace y Zoom), correo electrónico y llamadas telefónicas.


    Si un estudiante de Educación de Adultos necesita ayuda para acceder a una computadora portátil (Chromebook), Los Colegios Comunitarios de Chicago tienen un servicio de préstamo de equipos para  los estudiantes que necesiten acceder a las clases virtuales desde sus hogares. Haga clic en el siguiente enlace lo antes posible para solicitar cualquier equipo que sea necesario:

  • List of Classes on Pause

    The list of credit classes on pause is found here. An instructor will be in touch with students in these classes on next steps.

    Adult education classes (GED, ESL, adult basic education) classes are on pause, and will resume as distance learning April 13th.

    List of Classes on Pause

Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. The virus appears to be transmitted through person-to-person contact and health authorities expect more cases may occur in Chicago and the United States. Practicing basic hygiene such as washing your hands regularly with soap is the best way to stop the transmission of the virus.

Practice good hygiene.

  • Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is best.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Practice social distancing whenever possible.
If you have concerns about your health, please contact your personal health care provider, email the City of Chicago’s coronavirus hotline or call the hotline at 312-746-4835.
Our janitorial staff is focused throughout each day on regularly cleaning of:
  • Surfaces in cafeterias/lunch rooms, washrooms and high touch areas
  • Common area surfaces, such as door handles, elevator call buttons, conference room tables, chairs in the lobbies, and other common area surfaces
This cleaning regimen will continue to be emphasized as part of our ongoing response to this public health concern.  Please wash your hands frequently and utilize the hand sanitizer dispensers that are placed throughout all of the colleges.
If you have traveled to a location with widespread community transmission of COVID-19, you should stay home for 14 days after your return date.
If you are planning to travel for personal purposes, it is strongly recommended that you refer to the CDC’s travel information and risk assessments. We urge caution and the exercise of personal judgment.

City Colleges of Chicago

COVID-19 News and Updates

Student Policies Approved by City Colleges Board of Trustees

Dear City Colleges Students: At April’s Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the following academic policy changes in light of the COVID-19 situation. We are committed to supporting you as you finish the semester. We believe these new policies will help you complete in a timely fashion, but also provide you with a relief […]

Adult Education Students: Using Your City Colleges Email Account/Uso de su cuenta de correo electrónico de City Colleges

Texto en español abajo Dear Adult Education student, We are excited to see you back in class the week of Monday, April 13th. Remember, all adult education classes will take place via distance-learning (Brightspace, Zoom, emails, calls) and not in the classroom. We want to make sure you are set up with your City Colleges […]

Spring Break Starts Monday, April 6th /Las vacaciones de primavera comienzan el lunes 6 de abril

Texto en español abajo Dear City Colleges community, Next week is Spring Break, which means there will be no classes in session. Both credit classes and Adult Education classes will begin again — taking place remotely — the week of April 13th. City Colleges locations remain closed. You can stay informed with the latest CCC […]

Student Policies & Revised Tuition Recommendation To Be Considered at Upcoming Board Meeting

Dear CCC Community: At the upcoming Board Meeting on Thursday, we will be asking the Board of Trustees to consider recommendations in two key areas – tuition and academic policies – in light of the COVID-19 situation. We are committed to supporting students as they finish out the semester. In addition to the academic, social-emotional, […]

Summer and Fall Credit Registration Will Open in Mid-April

Dear students, faculty, and staff, Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, City Colleges has made the decision to open Summer and Fall semester registration for credit classes on Wednesday, April 15th. Students who qualify for priority registration can enroll beginning on Monday, April 13th. Credit students can find registration help guides here and can access […]

Week of April 13: Spring 2020 Adult Education classes resume as distance-learning; Semana del 13 de abril: las clases de educación de adultos del semestre de primavera del 2020 serán reanudadas de manera virtual

Dear Adult Education students, City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education classes that were paused due to COVID-19 will restart on the week of Monday, April 13 as distance-learning classes. • Week of April 13: Spring 2020 Adult Education classes resume as distance-learning Distance-learning classes means that students do not come to the college campus. Instead […]

Students: Need to Borrow a Laptop? Complete this Quick Form

Dear students, We know this is a difficult time and City Colleges is working hard to ensure your education isn’t disrupted. One of the steps we are taking is to expand the Loaner Laptop program. Students in need of a laptop should fill out the form found at: Once we have verified your eligibility, […]

Commencement Update

Dear students, faculty, and staff, In response to the COVID-19 situation and like many other colleges and universities nation-wide, City Colleges has made the difficult but necessary decision to transition our May 2nd Commencement ceremony for associate degree earners to a virtual celebration held in early summer. We are committed to fully acknowledging our students […]

Loaner Laptop Program for Credit Students

City Colleges has a limited number of loaner laptops available for credit students to borrow for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester at no cost. Loaner laptops are for students who do NOT have other technology to do online classes at home and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for a […]

COVID-19 Resources

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CDPH Coronavirus hotline at 312-746-4835 or email

Please continue to send questions to to inform our planning and communications.