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 are being offered remotely or online this fall.  Adult education classes are offered via distance learning.

A limited number of credit classes are 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 is undertaken only as public health conditions allow and with social distancing in place.  Student services are being delivered both remotely and in-person, and our colleges are open as study centers with proper protections in place.  City Colleges continues 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.

  • 16 Week Fall Classes Underway

    Most credit classes are being held remotely or online.  All adult education classes are being held via distance learning.

    Our colleges are open for students to access technology and to use designated study spaces.

    Student services are available at

    For students attending the limited number of in-person classes, please review our campus safety plans here.

  • September 17

    Last day to register for 12-week classes

    New students should apply here for fall classes.  Returning students should register at

    September 17th is also the deadline for students to apply to City Colleges Foundation scholarships.  Learn more at

    September 17

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

All Individuals Over the Age of 16 Are Eligible for Vaccination

City Colleges Students, Faculty and Staff As of today, April 19, all residents of the City of Chicago over the age of 16 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine!  Vaccination is an important means of protection against the COVID-19 virus and is key to allowing us to re-emerge from the pandemic. Below we outline several […]

Summer and Fall 2021 Registration Is Underway – Get Started Today!

Registration is underway for summer and fall courses at City Colleges of Chicago! Why register now? You’ll have the best chance of getting the classes you want at the times you want. You’ll have more time to meet with your advisor and make any adjustments you need to your plans. You can cross registration off […]

Spring Semester at City Colleges of Chicago

Dear City Colleges Community: With the opening of spring registration this week, we wanted to remind everyone that we will continue teaching and learning next semester as we have done this semester. Specifically: Most classes and services will be remote As we have done this fall, this coming spring semester City Colleges will offer more […]

Update on Fall Plans

Dear City Colleges Community: We are committed to both serving our student population and maintaining the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. With that in mind, we want to share more about our approach to fall classes and services. CCC welcomes all students for the fall term and in order to best […]

College & District Re-opening Plans

Dear City Colleges Community: Ensuring the health and safety of our college community and supporting our students in reaching their academic goals are our top priorities. Over the last several weeks, our colleges and district team have worked to develop re-opening plans found here that will allow City Colleges to offer a limited number of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

No Credit Opt-In Information

Dear City Colleges community, Due to the COVID-19 situation this spring semester, credit students can choose the “No Credit” option for any of their classes, where a final grade has not been awarded. What does opting in to “No Credit” mean? If you opt-in to take the No Credit option, at the end of the […]

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.