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.

Re-opening Plans

To protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff, most City Colleges credit classes will be offered remotely or online this fall.  Adult education classes will be offered via distance learning.

A limited number of credit classes will be offered either fully face-to-face or as blended face-to-face and remote classes, when hands on experiences are essential to meeting course requirements or when student learning and retention can benefit.

In all cases, face-to-face instruction will be undertaken only as public health conditions allow and with social distancing in place.  Student services will be delivered both remotely and in-person, and our colleges will be open as study centers with proper protections in place.  City Colleges will also continue to support our students with a host of resources – from scholarships and grants, technology, and changes in our facilities to reflect social distancing safety measures.

Detailed re-opening plans for each college are available here.

  • Monday, August 3

    Select services resume at colleges, including registration. All continue virtually.

    Select student services resume at City Colleges campuses, including registration, on August 3rd.

    Student services also continue to be available remotely online at www.ccc.edu/VSS.

  • August 20

    Last day to register for 16-week credit classes.

    August 20th is the last day to register for 16-week credit classes.  Learn more at ccc.edu.

    August 20

  • August 24

    First day for 16-week credit & adult education classes

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 coronavirus@chicago.gov 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

Guidance on COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8

Dear CCC Community: City Colleges continues to move to remote learning, and that move is consistent with the state’s new executive order found here. As you know, we are working quickly to transition to remote learning, and we will continue to work to decrease the number of essential workers needed to make this transition. All City […]

IMPORTANT: Summary of City Colleges Class & Operational Status

Students, Faculty and Staff: To ensure there is no confusion, we would like to reiterate the following: 1. 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. […]

Protect your work and personal assets from hackers

Dear CCC Community: Global events such as COVID-19 make all of us attractive targets for cybercriminals. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. There has been a significant increase in phishing emails and new scams […]

Moving to Remote Learning Next Week: An Update from Chancellor Salgado & Provost Potter

Dear CCC Community: We are working to move to remote learning next week. Starting March 23rd, all credit classes, with the exception of lab and applied learning courses, will move to remote learning and will remain on remote delivery for the rest of the semester. Lab and applied learning classes will be delivered remotely for […]

Technology supports for students

Dear students, As you know, City Colleges is planning a move to remote learning in response to the coronavirus situation. In the meantime, below are some resources to help minimize the disruption to your education. You can also see these tools on our updated website: www.ccc.edu/coronavirus. Technology needs survey – It is essential that you […]

City Colleges to Close Child Development Lab Centers Starting Wednesday, March 18th

Effective Wednesday, March 18th until further notice, City Colleges of Chicago’s child development labs (childcare centers) will be closed. This includes child development lab centers located at: Truman College, Olive-Harvey College, Malcolm X College, Richard J. Daley College, Kennedy-King College. Thank you, City Colleges of Chicago

Reminder: All classes are cancelled for this week, except fully online courses; and further details…

Dear City Colleges students, faculty and staff, Please remember there will be no City Colleges classes this week, except for fully online courses. If your class is already fully online, it will continue this week as usual. All advising or testing appointments scheduled for Monday, March 16th should still take place. Students who do not […]

Current City Colleges students: complete this important tech needs survey

Dear students, If you are currently taking classes at City Colleges, you have been sent an important student survey about technology. This is important for you to complete as we plan for remote learning in most classes in response to the coronavirus situation. If you received the following email, please take the survey: Subject: Important […]

COVID-19 Resources

For the most reliable information, please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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

Please continue to send questions to covid19@ccc.edu to inform our planning and communications.