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