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UCCS Campus will close at 6 PM February 3, 2020

UCCS will close early for evening classes Feb. 3 as snow falls over Colorado Springs.

All classes and activities are cancelled at 6 p.m. Classes that are in progress at 6 p.m. may meet until that time. Shuttle buses will run until 6:30 p.m.

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.

For campus weather closures, UCCS uses multiple ways to communicate with students and employees through UCCS Alerts: 

  • Text messages – Make sure your number is registered with UCCS Alerts to receive emergency communications. Students are automatically enrolled with their contact information in their MyUCCS portal. Employees and parents can register as well through rave.uccs.edu
  • Email – All students and employees are registered to receive emergency communications to their UCCS email accounts. 
  • Website – Weather impacts are posted to the main uccs.edu page, alerts.uccs.edu and at FlashAlerts
  • Social media – UCCS Alerts communication is posted to the Facebook and Twitter pages for UCCS Emergency Management, UCCS Police and the main UCCS account. 
  • Traditional media – During weather events, traditional broadcast and print media rely on FlashAlertsfor updated information on closures, and will also share that information. 
  • Phone – UCCS Police maintain a closure number at (719) 255-3346. People can call that number to learn if the campus is open, on a modified schedule or closed. 

Campus-Wide Lockdown Drill is Scheduled for Today Friday, January 24 at 12:30pm.

UCCS Police will be conducting a campus wide lockdown drill today.  The lockdown drill is designed to evaluate UCCS emergency preparedness for an active shooter/threat event.  The drill will be observed by UCCS Police and support staff. There will not be a police response to classrooms during the drill.  This is an opportunity to evaluate the training that has been delivered across campus for the Standard Response Protocol. 

An Alert message will be sent to identify the start of the drill and here is what we ask you to do:

  • Stop what you are doing immediately.
  • When you hear it. Do it. Lockdown! Locks, Lights, Out of Sight!
  • Students – Move away from sight. Maintain silence. Prepare to evade or defend.
  • Staff – Lock interior doors. Turn out the lights. Move away from sight. Do not open the door.
  • Maintain silence. Prepare to evade or defend.
  • Persons with disabilities should be assisted to a safe location.

Updated finals schedule for Dec. 16, 2019

Due to the 2-hour delay, all finals have been pushed back one time slot from the original posted schedule. Below is the updated final exam schedule for Dec. 16, 2019:

  • 10:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Classes that normally meet:
    • M, 8 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
    • MW, 8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    • MW, 8 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
  • 12:40-2:40 p.m. Classes that normally meet:
    • M, 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
    • M, 10:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    • MW, 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
    • MW, 10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
  • 3-5 p.m. Classes that normally meet:
    • M, 12:15-2:55 p.m.
    • M, 1:40-4:20 p.m.
    • MW, 12:15-2:55 p.m.
    • MW, 1:40-2:55 p.m.
  • 5:20-7:20 p.m. Classes that normally meet:
    • F, 8-10:40 a.m.
    • F, 9:25 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
  • 7:40-9:40 p.m. Classes that normally meet:
    • M, 4:45 – 7:20 p.m.
    • M, 6:05 – 7:20 p.m.
    • MW, 4:45 – 7:20 p.m.
    • MW, 6:05 – 7:20 p.m.
  • 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. Classes that normally meet:
    • M, 7:30 – 10:05 p.m.
    • MW, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
    • MW, 7:30 – 10:05 p.m.

Notes

  • MWF classes meet according to the MW schedule.
  • MTWR classes meet on either MW or TR schedule, but the exact date must be announced during week 1 of the term.

Finals for the rest of the week will remain as scheduled.

Winter weather advisory through 8 a.m. Nov. 7, 2019

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
312 PM MST Wed Nov 6 2019

Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Feet-
312 PM MST Wed Nov 6 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MST THURSDAY…

  • WHAT…Freezing fog and freezing drizzle. Additional ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph this evening.
  • WHERE…Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet and Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Feet.
  • WHEN…Until 8 AM MST Thursday.
  • IMPACTS…Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the late evening and early morning evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

2-hour delayed start for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

Campus will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday October 30 due to heavy snowfall in the region. Classes, activities and events scheduled before 10 a.m. are cancelled. Please make safe choices for commute and bundle up for frigid temperatures

The campus shuttle bus system will begin operation at 9:15 a.m. The University Center will open at 9:15 a.m. The Lodge and Roaring Fork Dining Hall will open on time at 7 a.m. for on-campus students living in the residence halls.

UCCS will close early Oct. 29

UCCS will close early Oct. 29 as another round of winter weather moved into the region today. 

All classes and activities are cancelled at 4:30 p.m. Classes that are still in progress at 4:30 p.m. may meet for the first part of the class period, but must end at 4:30 p.m. 

Campus will close at 5 p.m., and all activities that start at or after 5 p.m. are cancelled. The last shuttle to Lot 580 will leave central campus at 5:15 p.m. 

Employees and students 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., and Alpine Express until 10 p.m. All other dining areas and buildings will close at 5 p.m.