Monthly Archives: October 2019

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.

UCCS monitoring weather and road conditions for Oct. 29, 2019

UCCS is closely monitoring weather conditions on and around campus and working closely with city and county partners to monitor road conditions in the region. The National Weather Service is forecasting additional snowfall today and this evening for the area.

In the event of an early closure, every attempt will be made to provide a 2-hour notice before the campus is closed. If road conditions deteriorate faster than forecasted, the university will prioritize your safety and campus may close with less notice.

Facilities Services crews have been working hard to maintain sidewalks, roads and parking lots.

If you believe weather conditions could make it difficult for you to leave campus or return home, prioritize safe travel. Students who may miss class time should work directly with their faculty member to make other arrangements. Faculty and staff who may miss work should contact their supervisors to discuss alternatives.

Winter Weather Advisory from 3 p.m. Oct 29 through 9 a.m. Oct. 30

Another winter storm will affect the region starting today and into Wednesday. Snow will be found over the central mountains and across Teller and El Paso Counties this morning, and will spread to the rest of the eastern mountains and plains this afternoon. The heaviest snow will fall Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. It will be very cold through Thursday morning.


  • WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.
  • WHERE…Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Southern El Paso County.
  • WHEN…Until 9 AM MDT Wednesday.
  • IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.


Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 511.

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.