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Delayed Start Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:00 AM

Campus will open at 10 a.m. on Thursday due to heavy snowfall in the region. Classes and events scheduled before 10 a.m. are cancelled. The delay will allow roadways and parking areas to be properly cleared and any downed trees removed. The delay provides additional time for city and county plows to clear regional roadways for safe commutes to campus.

Winter Storm Watch in effect for Northern El Paso County 10/23/2019 from 8 PM until 10 AM Thursday Morning.

NWS Situation Report 10.23.2019

Forecasts show that Northern El Paso and Teller counties, including Monument Hill, will be affected. It is likely that snow accumulation will impact campus beginning this evening. The National Weather Service calling for heavy snow between 6 p.m. this evening until 8 a.m. Thursday morning, UCCS is closely monitoring conditions on and around campus. In the event of an early closure, every attempt will be made to provide a 2-hour notice before the campus is closed. Teams will be clearing campus roads and walkways of ice and snow. By 6 a.m. tomorrow, the university will notify faculty, staff and students about whether campus will open normally or at a delayed start.

UCCS Campus will close at 12:15 Wednesday April 10, 2019.

UCCS will close early April 10 in anticipation of forecasted weather conditions.

All classes and activities are cancelled after 12:15 p.m. Classes that are still in progress at 12:15 p.m. may meet for the first part of the class period, but must end at 12:15 p.m.

Campus will close at 1 p.m., and all afternoon and evening classes and activities are cancelled. The last shuttle to Lot 580 will leave central campus at 1:15 p.m.

Employees and students who live in the Monument, Black Forest and Falcon areas, as well as Teller County, are encouraged to use their discretion if they need to leave sooner. Work with your faculty or supervisor to discuss alternatives.

On-campus students living in the residence halls will have access to dining in the Lodge and Roaring Fork Dining Hall until 7 p.m. All other dining areas and buildings will close at 1 p.m.

Additional messaging will be sent through the UCCS Alerts system if conditions change faster than forecasted and require an earlier closure.

Winter Storm Warning for Northern El Paso County 4/10/2019

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for northern El Paso county beginning Wednesday after 3 pm. Flash freezing, high winds and snow accumulation is expected north of Woodman Road and I25. UCCS will open on time for classes at 8:00am. We will monitor the development of the storm as it progresses. UCCS will monitor all primary commuting roadways to campus. For your personal safety, please remain informed on weather and travel conditions affecting your commute. The campus will use Alert messaging for weather related emergency notifications.

Blizzard Warning Issued for March 13, 2019


WHAT…Blizzard conditions expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are possible.
Winds gusting in excess of 70 mph.*
WHERE…Colorado Springs Vicinity
ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibility. Very strong winds could cause extensive tree damage and power outages.