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

City Colleges: Remote instruction continues through the end of the Spring semester/La educación remota continúa hasta el final del semestre de primavera

Dear CCC Community: Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you had a much-needed opportunity to recover from the last few weeks. We want to update you on our timeline for the rest of the semester. Please note that City Colleges facilities remain closed. We will continue with remote instruction in credit classes through the […]

Need an Internet Connection? Students Can Apply Now for a Loaner Wi-Fi Hotspot/¿Necesitas una conexión a Internet? Los estudiantes que necesiten pueden solicitar el préstamo de un punto de acceso WiFi (hotspot)

(Texto en español abajo.) Dear CCC Community: Students lacking an internet connection are encouraged to apply for a loaner Wi-Fi hotspot, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, students should complete the form here or call 773-COLLEGE and leave a message. Loaner laptops are also still available and can be applied for […]

CCC classes continue remotely this week/Las clases de CCC continúan de forma remota esta semana

Texto en español abajo Dear City Colleges community, Don’t forget that City Colleges classes resume this week! City Colleges is here to support you as you finish the semester strong – don’t hesitate to continue to ask for help when you need it. You can see a list of students services being offered online at […]

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 […]

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.