Photo Feature: February snowfall

Cragmor Hall in snow
Cragmor Hall on Feb. 20

While most employees and students enjoyed a late start on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, Facilities Services crews worked early each morning to clear sidewalks, stairs, roads and parking lots across campus.

Colorado Springs received three inches of snowfall spread out across three days, and heavy cloud cover and low temperatures kept snowy and icy conditions on the ground for Monday and Tuesday. Crews worked in single-digit temperatures to prepare campus each morning and faced wind chills that often dropped below zero.

Weather conditions improved Feb. 20, with temperatures above freezing and clear skies that allowed snow and icy to melt across campus.

For campus weather closures or delays, 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.
Campus and Pikes Peak in snow
UCCS and Colorado Springs from Austin Bluffs on Feb. 20.
El Pomar Center in snow
El Pomar Center in snow Feb. 20.
Mountain lion statue on Feb. 18
Mountain lion statue in El Pomar Plaza on Feb. 18.
Facilities Services crew member shovels snow Feb. 18.
Facilities Services crew member shovels snow in front of Columbine Hall on Feb. 18, 2019.
Facilities Services vehicle drives on the pedestrian spine
A Facilities Services vehicle drives down the pedestrian spine as crews clear snow Feb. 18.
Facilities Services vehicle drives in snow Feb. 18
A Facilities Services vehicle drives crew on the pedestrian spine near Kraemer Family Library Feb. 18.

1 Comment on Photo Feature: February snowfall

  1. Really impressed with the thorough and timely work the facilities team did to clear off the snow and ice. Great work!

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