Monthly Archives: February 2020

NWS Winter Squall Warning until 11 AM

Snow Squall Warning for… Northwestern El Paso County in east central Colorado… * Until 1100 AM MST. * At 1027 AM MST, a dangerous snow squall was located over northern Colorado Springs, moving east at 55 mph. HAZARD…Poor visibility in snow and blowing snow. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be possible. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…Expect hazardous road conditions. I-25 will be affected from Colorado Springs north to Monument. Highway 24 northeast of Colorado Springs will be affected. Locations impacted include… Colorado Springs, Monument, Air Force Academy, Manitou Springs, Palmer Lake, Green Mountain Falls, Black Forest, Peyton, Falcon, Chipita Park, Gleneagle, Cimarron Hills and Cascade. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Reduce your speed and turn on headlights! During snow squalls, the visibility may suddenly drop to near zero in whiteout conditions.

UCCS closed Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

UCCS will close for all classes and activities for Tuesday, Feb. 18, as a strong winter storm impacted travel conditions across Colorado Springs and El Paso County.

On-campus students living in the residence halls will access to the dining facilities Tuesday. The Lodge and Roaring Fork dining facilities will operate continuous dining through 7 p.m. tonight.

UCCS to open at 10 a.m. Feb. 7

UCCS will open at 10 a.m. All classes and activities that started before 10 a.m. are cancelled. We know that road conditions vary widely across the region, and if you feel that you can’t make it safely to campus, please contact your faculty member or supervisor to make arrangements.

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
  • Email – All students and employees are registered to receive emergency communications to their UCCS email accounts. 
  • Website – Weather impacts are posted to the main page, 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.