Resources for Current Students

As a Colorado School of Public Health student, you have access to many resources that are part of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus (our school's administrative hub) as well as your home campus—CU Anschutz, CSU, or UNC, depending on which degree program you're enrolled in.

Administrative functions such as course registration, tuition payment, financial aid, our Office of Academic & Student Affairs, and many of our student support services are run through our CU Anschutz Medical Campus location and your UCDAccess portal. Educational resources such as Canvas (course portal), textbooks, and course communication are unique to the courses you’re taking and the campus where those courses are offered. Most ColoradoSPH students take the majority of their classes on their home campus, but you have the opportunity to take ColoradoSPH courses offered at any of our three universities. Additional student resources are also available on each of our three university campuses.


Academics and admin

Canvas course portals

Each of our three universities have their own Canvas systems—a course management and online system for classes. You'll need to access the Canvas portal of your home campus as well as the portal where your courses are offered.

IT contacts

Each of our three universities have their own information technology support teams. Please contact them if you encounter technical issues related to passwords, account access, software use, file storage, and more.

CU Anschutz tech support resources

Advising preparation

To prepare for advising appointments, please review the curriculum and curriculum checklist for your degree program. To find this information, please visit your program's webpage—linked on the MPH, MS, DrPH, PhD, and certificatepages. You will also want to review the upcoming course offerings to plan which courses you'll take in the upcoming semester.

Students whose home campus is the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are assigned an advisor based on their degree program in their first semester. To find contact information for your advisor or to search for faculty by department, please visit our school directory.

Still not sure who your advisor is or have other questions? Please contact the Office of Academic & Student Affairs.

Lead advisors

Christina Pasana
Current student academic advising

Kendra Bigsby
Prospective student advising and practice-based learning coordination


Molly Gutilla
Assistant professor

Colleen Duncan
Associate professor

Tracy Nelson

David Rojas
Assistant professor

Liz Gilbert
MPH in Community Health Education advisor

Rose Grose
Certificate in Public Health Sciences and MPH in Community Health Education + Global Health advisor

Dannon Cox
Certificate in Rural Public Health advisor


Search for textbooks based on where your class is held and in that campus' bookstore. Be sure to double-check the course number, host campus, and instructor for your courses by reviewing that semester's course schedule on the courses & registration page. Important note: to find required textbooks for courses offered at UNC and CSU, you'll need to search that campus' bookstore with the UNC or CSU course code (which can sometimes be different than how it is listed in the ColoradoSPH general coursebook, but should match the latest course schedules, organized by campus).


Financing and funding



Career services

Our school's Career & Employer Services team can help you prepare for and pursue a rewarding career in public health. We offer career advising sessions, resources to help you in your job search, and networking opportunities specific to the field of public health. In addition our school's career services resources, ColoradoSPH at CSU and ColoradoSPH at UNC students may also access career services on their home campus.

All current ColoradoSPH students can log into Handshake—our career board—using the CU Anschutz Medical Campus' single sign-on process and email address.

Student employment

Graduate assistantships

Depending on need and funding availability, some of our departments hire ColoradoSPH graduate assistants and teaching assistants to assist our faculty based on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with course instruction or research projects. These positions are competitive and typically priority is given to PhD and DrPH students after they are admitted to the school.

To inquire about these opportunities, please contact your advisor or department chair.

On-campus employment

Many of our ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz students find it feasible to work while taking classes. For full-time students, most are able to work 10-15 hours per week, and some can work up to 20 hours per week.

Student positions at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are posted in Handshake. All ColoradoSPH students, regardless of home campus, have access to Handshake.

Graduate assistantships

A limited number of graduate research assistant (GRA) positions are typically available for ColoradoSPH at CSU MPH students. These highly competitive positions involve assisting a ColoradoSPH at CSU faculty member with their current research projects.

The GRA position announcement, along with application instructions, is sent out to all new and continuing CSU MPH students after admissions decisions are made, so only those who are offered admission may apply for these positions. Students work 10 hours a week for nine months and receive a salary of between $700 and $900 per month, in addition to a $5,000 tuition stipend for that academic year. These positions are not guaranteed for a second year.

On-campus employment

Many ColoradoSPH at CSU students find it feasible to work while taking classes. For full-time students, most are able to work 10-15 hours per week, and some can work up to 20 hours per week.

Student positions on the CSU campus are posted in the RamWeb system. Login using your electronic ID (provided after admission and enrollment).

Graduate assistantships at ColoradoSPH at UNC

Several ColoradoSPH at UNC MPH students are selected annually to serve as GA's supporting ColoradoSPH at UNC faculty members. GA's work 10 hours per week assisting with faculty research, class preparation, and program support. They receive a stipend and payment of a portion of ColoradoSPH tuition and UNC student activity fees.


  • Attend a mandatory orientation
  • Be enrolled in at least one ColoradoSPH course at UNC each semester. To be exempt from paying into Medicare and retirement, GA's must be enrolled in at least five hours each semester across all three ColoradoSPH universities.

Contact Esta Lukemire for more information about GA positions at ColoradoSPH at UNC and how to apply.

Graduate assistantships at UNC

A limited number of GA positions are available in other programs on the UNC campus through the Graduate School and International Admissions. The terms of GA positions outside ColoradoSPH at UNC vary by program. Many programs calculate tuition benefits based on UNC tuition rates, versus ColoradoSPH tuition rates, and do not pay any portion of fees. Be sure to review the terms of your employment.


  • Notify Esta Lukemire prior to the start of classes if you are accepted.
  • Provide information about the program, contact details for the person you'll be working with, and the terms of your employment.

View open GA positions at UNC >

On-campus employment

Many ColoradoSPH at UNC students find it feasible to work while taking classes. For full-time students, many are able to work full-time while pursuing their degree because many of our courses are offered in the evening.

Student positions on the UNC campus are posted on the UNC Handshake system. Additional resources are available on the UNC Student Employment page.


Student life and support

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