CCM Student FAQ

The University of Cincinnati has provided an update on Spring Semester.

A carefully crafted blend of in-person and virtual offerings, in addition to enhanced health and safety measures, will continue to provide our students with the best collegiate experience possible in this new era of living and learning. Some CCM areas will continue to operate remotely to facilitate social distancing.

Spring 2021 Return to Campus


As we step into Spring Term 2021, our motto "Strength in Unity" continues to take on added meaning. Health and safety remain a top priority in an environment featuring virtual, hybrid, HyFlex and in-person classes, testing as a critical component towards a safer community as well as remote work options.


* Please note that students in our Keyboard Studies Division are still required to sign up for practice rooms through SuperSaas. This process remains active.

January Student Access Hours

As UC President Pinto announced on Dec. 3, a “Green Pass” via the UC COVID Check app will be required for students to come to campus and to access our facilities next semester. In accordance, CCM students must be “Green Pass” approved to gain access to CCM facilities beginning January 2021.

January 2021 Building Hours (Thru Jan. 24)
Date Buildings Unlocked Buildings Locked Restrictions

Jan. 1

UC Holiday: All CCM Facilities Closed

Jan. 2

No Student Access

Jan. 3

No Student Access

Jan. 4

No Student Access

Jan. 5

No Student Access

Jan. 6

No Student Access

Jan. 7

No Student Access

Jan. 8

No Student Access

Jan. 9

No Student Access

Jan. 10

No Student Access

Jan. 11

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 12

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 13

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 14

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 15

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 16

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 17

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 18

UC Holiday: All CCM Facilities Closed

Jan. 19

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 20

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 21

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 22

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 23

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access

Jan. 24

8 a.m.

5 p.m.

UC COVID Check app “Green Pass” required for student access


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Return To Campus Updates

Dec. 21 Update: CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein provides an update on CCM's building access hours for students starting Dec. 21 through Jan. 24. Learn more about CCM Village building access during winter break

Dec. 3 Update: UC President Neville G. Pinto has shared an update on Spring Semester 2021. The first two weeks of learning for the Spring Semester, from Jan. 11-24, will be conducted online. Read the full update update

Nov. 7 Update: A new drive-thru COVID testing option starts this week for employees, students and community. Learn about how campus COVID testing options continue to expand

Nov. 6 Update: For peace of mind, to contribute to public health efforts, and to help you and your families take any added health precautions, the university will provide free, voluntary COVID testing Nov. 16-18 to any currently enrolled student in a “Know Before You Go” testing blitz. Learn more about the process

Oct. 26 Update: CCM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Stephanie P. Schlagel provides information about registering for Spring Semester classes. Learn more about spring registration and CCM's online accommodation resources

Oct. 14 Update: UC Vice President of Student Affairs Debra Spotts Merchant provides details on the expansion of UC's COVID-19 testing among students. Learn more about the implementation of the new testing process

Oct. 2 Update: CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein shares health and safety reminders from University Health Services. Stay informed as we continue to work and learn together

Sept. 24 Update: UC has adjusted the Spring Academic Calendar to maintain alignment with our Return to Campus Plan and protect the health and safety of our Bearcat community due to COVID-19. Learn more about the spring calendar adjustments

Sept. 4 Update: UC Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Juan R. Guardia shares important campus resources and COVID-19 safety reminders. Learn more about how to utilize these resources

Sept. 3 Update: CCM Scheduling Manager Eric Louie provides an update on study space available in Mary Emery Hall. Learn more about these spaces

August 27 Update: CCM Professor Jenny Doctor provides an update on the reopening of the Albino Gorno Memorial Library/CCM Library. Learn more about the reopening of the CCM Library's physical spaces

August 13 Update: UC Director of Housing Carl Dieso shares how the university is keeping student housing safe. Learn more about UC housing during COVID-19

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/TD9Llmhe-W0?rel=0

July 24 Update: CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein provides an update on CCM's health and safety enhancements for fall semester. Learn more about the steps we are taking to keep the campus community safe this fall


FAQs For Spring and Summer 2020 Activities

Below is a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers that are specific to CCM. These questions are organized into three sections:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Events
  • Building Access

These questions are reviewed and revised as new information develops, so please check back often. If the State provides further direction for public institutions, the University of Cincinnati will adapt accordingly.

View additional university-wide student FAQs and student housing-related FAQs on UC’s public health website.

Curriculum and Instruction

Remote instruction is an alternative to having instruction provided via face-to-face, in-class sessions. Individual instructors are determining the best way to satisfy the learning objectives of their courses using remote delivery of course content.

Given differences in the specific attributes and learning objectives of different courses, it is likely that different instructors will choose different methods and approaches to remote instruction. Students are encouraged to check their UC email as well as Canvas/Blackboard for more information and next steps from course instructors.

CCM Staff advisors are available and happy to meet with students for academic advising via phone, web conferencing and email.

  • Undergraduate students in BFA programs can contact Josh Chal
  • Undergraduate students in BM and BA programs can contact Brian Derico
  • Graduate students in all programs can contact Patti Rencher

Events

All remaining student recitals, rehearsals and recording sessions are canceled until further notice. Students are not required to submit any cancellation paperwork as a result of this change. Applied instruction faculty members will communicate directly with affected students to make alternative arrangements for in-person recitals that are degree requirements.

All Student Artist Program recitals organized through CCM Placement Services are also canceled until further notice.

All of CCM’s public performances scheduled now through May 31, 2020, are canceled or postponed.

If you purchased a ticket to a CCM event that has been canceled due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, you can contact the CCM Box Office at boxoff@uc.edu to request a refund.

The University has postponed spring 2020 commencement and convocation events in accordance with CDC and State guidelines on eliminating large gatherings to combat the coronavirus. This restriction impacts the undergraduate ceremony, doctoral hooding and master’s recognition ceremony, professional degree ceremonies and CCM’s Graduation Convocation ceremony.

Although we are temporarily unable to applaud your academic accomplishments in person, we are excited to recognize everything that you have achieved during your time at CCM.

We are inspired by your resilience during this unprecedented crisis and we are proud to count you amongst our global network of CCM alumni.

Please visit us at ccm.uc.edu/grad2020 for a digital acknowledgement of this year's graduates, along with our 2020 student and faculty award recipients. 

In the coming months, we still hope to join together to celebrate graduation in person. We will be in touch with updates when more information is available.

Building Access

The University of Cincinnati has limited open access to buildings on campus. As a result, all CCM Village facilities — including the practice rooms in Memorial Hall — will be closed to students until further notice. Students who need to return their building keys to CCM can do so via mail.

If you have questions or concerns regarding building access, please contact CCM Senior Director of Performance Operations Ray Dobson at rayburn.dobson@uc.edu or 513-556-9461.


The University of Cincinnati has more information available about its response to COVID-19.

In addition, you may send queries to publichealth@uc.edu