Information concerning campus delays or closure is posted by the university police dispatch
center. Information is available in several ways: on the Internet at http://www.flashalert.net/; by
calling the campus Emergency Information Line at (719) 255-3346; via e-mail and Emergency
Notification System text alerts sent out to staff, faculty, and students; and by listening to local
radio and TV stations.
The primary premise for weather-related closing of UCCS is that the institution will remain
open unless there is unreasonable risk or danger to a substantial number of students and
employees due to unreasonably hazardous driving conditions to campus. While utmost
consideration is given to conditions for travel, UCCS continues to function during inclement
Given the range of institutional programs, the number of essential services provided, and the
continuing needs of resident students, the university will remain open in all but the most
extreme circumstances. University employees and students are urged to use their own
discretion in deciding whether they can safely commute to class or to work. If personal health
or safety is at issue in that decision, responsible judgment should be used.
In the event of heavy snowfall, extreme weather condition, campus emergency, a mechanical
system failure or some other condition that prevents the safe operation of the campus, classes
may be canceled or delayed. The authority to cancel or delay regularly scheduled classes
rests with the Chancellor or the Chancellor’s designee. Every attempt will be made to
announce this decision by no later than 6:00 a.m. for morning and afternoon classes, or 3:00
p.m. for evening classes and activities.