2/16/24 UCCS Incident Update


This morning, just before 6 AM, UCCS Dispatch received a call for service regarding shots fired in a dorm room on campus.

UCCS Police responded and gained access to the dorm room at 6:05 AM. They discovered two deceased individuals, each with at least one gunshot wound.

CSPD was notified at approximately 6:10 AM and responded to the scene to assist with initial scene security and assisting in the investigation.

The CSPD Homicide unit was notified and at the request of UCCS Police, assumed responsibility for the investigation.

We are in the very early stages of piecing together what happened. We are in the process of notifying family members of the deceased individuals. We don’t believe there is an ongoing threat to the community and we are investigating this as an isolated incident.

While the coroner will make the official determination of cause and manner of death, these deaths are being investigated as a homicide and continue to be an active investigation.

We won’t be releasing any further information at this time regarding the investigation into the circumstances of what happened. We are working diligently and looking at every possibility. We will release more information when appropriate.

UCCS Alerts for 2/16/24

UCCSAlert: 9:37AM Shelter in place has ended. Campus remains closed for today.

UCCSAlert: 8:52AM There is no safety concern on campus. A shelter in place for the Alpine Village is due to an ongoing investigation. Further details to come

UCCSAlert: 7:59 Only those in Alpine Village including San Juan, La Plata, Crestone, Antero, and Shavano along with Roaring Fork should shelter in place and not leave campus. We do not want movement in and around these areas. All other students, faculty and staff may leave campus.

UCCSAlert: 7:59AM Only those in Alpine Village shelter in place. We do not want movement in and around these areas. All others may leave campus.

Urgent UCCSAlert: 7:10AM Lockdown UPDATE NO active shooter, please continue to shelter in place on campus until further notice. Campus closed today.

Urgent UCCSAlert: 6:21AM Lockdown! Lock interior doors. Turn out the lights. Move away from sight. Do not open the door. Maintain silence. Evade/Defend


UCCS delayed start for 12/14 .Office hours, classes, meetings, activities & final exams are cancelled prior to 10AM on 12/14/2023. Faculty will be in touch with their students about next steps related to final exams that were cancelled.


UPDATE: Denver FBI determined there is no threat, campus will remain closed and reopen tomorrow, Saturday August 6th, 2022 at 6am.


Out of an abundance of caution, the campus will close immediately due to an unsubstantiated threat in the Denver, Colorado area.

Area law enforcement agencies are continuing to investigate this threat. An all-clear message will be issued when campus reopens.

If you have concerns or questions, you may call the UCCS Communication Center at 719-255-3111.