Campus Updates and Alerts

Last Updated January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014 - CSU is open and all classes and activities are on a normal schedule.

Use caution while driving to campus, and give yourself extra time for the drive. Use public transportation if you have that option. If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather, contact your instructors or supervisor to make arrangements.

December 2, 2013 - University Weather Closure Guidelines

Wondering how the University determines if it will call a snow day, or what you should do if the University is not closed and you can't make it to campus? Read about the University's closure guidelines and important information for students and employees.


Emergency Communications at CSU

www.colostate.edu

The Colorado State University homepage, www.colostate.edu, will be updated with emergency information as needed.

www.safety.colostate.edu

The University Safety site, www.safety.colostate.edu, is the primary repository for health and safety information related to incidents on and near campus.

Email

Campus-wide email may be used to communicate emergency information and critical updates to students, faculty and staff.

Social media

CSU’s social media pages, such as Facebook and Twitter, also may be used to share emergency information or campus closure.

Today@Colostate

The University’s online newsletter, Today @ Colorado State, is a resource for information about university closures, such as a snow day.

CSU Police 911 Center

All campus calls to 911 are routed to CSUPD dispatch. Additionally, the center utilizes a community notification system that allows the University to call specific land-based phones in a targeted area.

University status number

Call 970-491-7669 to get the latest information about University operations and emergency closures, such as during severe weather.

Text message alerts

  • The CSU Emergency Text Alert System is used to send text alerts in the event of an emergency on the Fort Collins campus. The system is only used during an immediate, ongoing safety emergency or unexpected closing of the campus, such as a snow day. [more information]
  • The Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority allows you to receive alerts about off-campus emergencies and other important community news via your home, cell, or business phone, email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices, and more. [more information]

Emergency Broadcast System

Local cable and broadcast stations may be interrupted with emergency notifications.

Local and regional media outlets

Many media outlets list school closures, such as snow days, and also provide information during an emergency or regarding a university closure.

Fort Collins & Denver Media Outlets

  • Radio stations broadcasting emergency/closure information: 530-AM, KOA-AM (850), KCSU-FM (90.5), KUNC-FM (91.5), KTCL-FM (93.3), KGLL-FM (96.1) or KPAW-FM (107.9)
  • Television stations broadcasting emergency/closure information: News 7 on KMGH-ABC, Fox 31 News on KDVR-FOX, 9 News on KUSA-NBC, and News 4 on KCNC-CBS.
  • Newspapers reporting emergency/closure information online: Coloradoan and Denver Post.