Winter weather closes UCCS on first day of spring semester

Mountain lion statue with snow

Blizzard conditions north of campus, multiple road closures and difficult travel conditions in Colorado Springs led UCCS to cancel classes and activities Jan. 22. Today was the first scheduled day of the 2019 spring semester.

All day and night classes and activities for Jan. 22, including tonight’s ChitChat event by the Galleries of Contemporary Art at the Ent Center for the Arts, are cancelled. The lockdown drills scheduled today for University Hall and Columbine Hall will be postponed to a later date.

On-campus students living in the residence halls will have access to the dining facilities in The Lodge and Roaring Fork Dining Hall during normal operating hours. All other dining areas and buildings will be closed.

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 FlashAlerts for 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.


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