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 www.ccc.edu/vss.

    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 my.ccc.edu.

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

    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 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

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 […]

Guidance on Travel, Group Activities, Contact Info Update

Dear CCC Community: To ensure the health and safety of the community, under the guidance of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot, City Colleges of Chicago has prepared restrictions for events, group gatherings and travel. These restrictions are effective immediately. Guidance on Travel All Domestic Travel Conducted on Behalf of City Colleges Is Cancelled Through At […]

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.