Plans for Fall

Dear City Colleges Community:

To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, we anticipate more than 80 percent of City Colleges classes will be offered remotely or online this fall. This approach aims to care for the well-being of our students, faculty, and staff while helping our students meet their academic and career goals.
Approximately 20 percent of classes will be offered on-campus face to face, either fully or as blended face-to-face/remote classes. These are limited to classes in which hands-on experiences are essential to meeting course requirements, or to classes in which student learning and retention can benefit from face-to-face instruction. In all cases, face-to-face instruction will be undertaken only as public health conditions allow and with social distancing in place.

Students can look up specific classes and their delivery methods in the ”class notes” section of the Fall class schedule. Online courses will continue to be offered by Harold Washington College and available to all City Colleges students, consistent with past semesters. The deadline to register for Fall 16-week credit classes is August 20th.

New this fall, our student services will be offered both remotely, online, and in person, with social distancing measures in place, so students can get access to help from wherever they are.

Also, our colleges will be open this fall for students who want to come in to take advantage of a quiet place to study and use technology resources, again with proper precautions.

We will provide more detailed return and reopening plans, but we wanted to share this overall direction now.

Please don’t hesitate to direct any questions to and we will incorporate answers into follow up communications.

Thank you,
Juan Salgado, Chancellor
Mark Potter, Provost

Chicago Resiliency Fund for Those Not Eligible for Federal COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Dear City Colleges community,

Last week, Mayor Lightfoot, in partnership with the Resurrection Project and the Open Society Foundations, announced the Chicago Resiliency Fund – an up to $5 million cash assistance program to support the more than 300,000 Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid in response to COVID-19. Eligible Chicagoans include but are not limited to undocumented individuals, mixed-status families, dependent adults and returning residents.

If you were not eligible for CARES Act funds, please visit to learn more about ways to apply for assistance through the Chicago Resiliency Fund. Applications will begin to be accepted June 22nd.

You may also donate to the fund at that same web address.

Thank you,
City Colleges of Chicago

Forms to Complete Before Entering a City Colleges Facility

Dear CCC Community:

As students, faculty and staff return to our facilities to complete Spring courses and continue other essential duties, we are introducing a new process to ensure that everyone is taking the necessary health precautions to keep one another safe. These processes go into effect on Monday, June 22nd and apply to those entering a City Colleges facility.

STEP 1 (Applies to: Faculty, staff and students):

Before entering a City Colleges facility, you will need to complete a one-time form found at Instructions on how to complete the form are available here.

STEP 2 (Applies to: Faculty, staff, students, community members and guests):

In addition, on the days you plan to enter a City Colleges facility, prior to arrival, you will be asked to attest to your health using the checklist at

Upon arrival at the facility, you will be asked to show the composite result of this check list (a pass or fail screen with date stamp) to the security staff. Only those people with a pass screen with a current date stamp will be able to enter the facility.

More details, including plans for the fall semester, will be shared as they are finalized. If you have any questions in the meantime, please pose them to your college president or email

Thank you,

Juan Salgado
City Colleges of Chicago