In a week from today, many CU Denver employees will begin their smooth return to the office after working remotely for the past 15 months. While this is an encouraging step towards what appears to be a normal life, we understand that it can be daunting for some of our community members. To help with the transition, we’ve created a checklist to prepare you for your first day and week on campus.

Read a summary of the May 24th Info Session to learn more about campus operations this summer.
  1. Bring your University of Colorado Denver ID. If you have lost your ID card or it has expired, please contact your HR business partner.
  2. Plan how to get to campus. Confirm RTD service routes and times if you are using public transit, or review safe bike routes if you plan to ride a bike or scooter regularly. For information on EcoPass options and rates, see the RTD EcoPass registration form.
  3. To use the free underground parking in the Business School or CU Denver buildings, make sure your University of Colorado Denver ID has been pre-activated by contacting [email protected] . If you would like to use this parking option, please allow yourself enough time for the commute in case the garages are full and you need to find an alternative parking space.
  4. Identify all of the elements you need for a successful day in the office:
    • Office key
    • Face covering
    • IT equipment you need to complete your work on campus
    • Water bottle
    • Lunch / snacks / coffee or tea (note that limited food choices may be available on or around campus)
    • Any other items that you brought home with you during remote working hours (office chair, files, office supplies, etc.)
  5. Develop a plan for your return: Confirm your planned days on campus and days away with your manager and team members.
  6. Don’t try to schedule too many meetings on your first day. Take the time to settle back in your room.
  7. Keep up to date with the Lynx Together FAQs for the latest information on returning to campus issues.
  8. Be prepared for colleagues to enjoy socializing and catching up. The last 15 months have been a challenge for many. So think about your own experiences and be open to others who may have faced different challenges.
  9. Pace yourself and take time to reflect on the “gentle return” to campus. Think about what is going well and what you would like to change in your personal plan in the future.

We have this, Lynx, and we can’t wait to see you on campus.