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.
CCM is also providing regular updates through this website and through our email newsletter. Subscribe to get the latest CCM news, performance videos and other campus updates delivered directly to your inbox.
April 5 Update: UC announces that students can opt-in to be eligible for on-campus COVID-19 vaccine opportunity. Learn more about an on-campus opportunity to obtain the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine
April 2 Update: UC announces that on-campus vaccine distribution is being planned. Learn more about how the state's expanded COVID-19 vaccine distribution includes Ohio campuses
March 11 Update: UC announces that spring 'know before you go' testing for students will be offered in mid-April. Learn more about how to get free COVID testing April 12-13 and April 19-20
March 4 Update: UC President Neville G. Pinto shares an update on campus planning for Fall 2021. Learn more about the current plan for the 2021-22 academic year
March 1 Update: UC Vice President for Student Affairs Debra Spotts Merchant provides an update on UC's commencement planning. Learn more about the ongoing planning
Feb. 17 Update: UC President Neville G. Pinto shares plans for Summer Semester 2021. Read the update
Feb. 9 Update: CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein shares an update on how the CCM community can maintain its momentum in the fight against COVID. Read the update
Feb. 1 Update: UC COVID Response Team Chair Arthur Pancioli shares an update on the current state of Ohio vaccine planning. Read the update
Jan. 22 Update: CCM Dean Stanley E. Romanstein provides a reminder about UC's Spring 2021 Return to Campus testing requirements. Learn more about testing for residential and non-residential students, along with information about UC's COVID Check App
Dec. 22 Update: UC provides additional information on Return to Campus COVID-19 testing and the COVID Check App. Learn more about the app, spring semester testing and healthy behaviors that are important to reducing the transmission and spread of COVID-19
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 shares 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. 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
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
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com or 513-556-9461.