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Thursday, Jan 05, 2017 at 5:00:00 AM All clear

Weather Related Delay All clear

Issued For:
CU Anschutz, CU Denver and CU South Denver

Weather Delay

January 5, 2017 - 5 a.m.

Due to weather, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Denver on the Auraria Campus will delay opening until 10 a.m. this morning.

CU South Denver will operate on a normal schedule today.  

Closures and delays do not affect the operations of the University of Colorado Hospital and clinics, Children’s Hospital Colorado or their clinics on campus. Hospital operations are normal unless otherwise announced by those facilities. Students, faculty, and staff assigned to work in any University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado space are responsible for patient care and clinical operations, and must report to work unless the specific hospital announces a change in operations.​​​

Saturday, Dec 17, 2016 at 6:00:00 AM all clear

Commencement Ceremony Weather Delay all clear

Issued For:
Denver Campus

Commencement Ceremony Weather Delay

Due to icy and snow-packed roads, the University of Colorado Denver has delayed the start of the Fall 2016 Commencement Ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center by one hour in order to allow graduates and their guests plenty of time to arrive safely. The ceremony will now begin at 10 a.m. and graduates should arrive by 8:45. Updated ceremony details are below:

Fall Commencement Ceremony 

Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

Colorado Convention Center Hall A​

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 6:00:00 PM All clear

North Classroom Impacted By Flooding All clear

Issued For:
Denver Campus

North Classroom Impacted By Flooding

9:15 p.m. UPDATE 

A sprinkler head fitting burst at the far west end of North Classroom first floor at 6:30 p.m., causing flooding. Facilities Services has contained the water, and they’re currently in the process of repairing the issue. Crews are cleaning and drying out the space so the building can operate as normally as possible tomorrow. 
Classroom Scheduling is currently working on re-rooming classes as needed. If a class has been re-roomed temporarily, a notice will be posted on the classroom door. Students may also check with their department and/or professor.​


6:45 p.m. UPDATE

North Classroom was evacuated this evening because of a significant flooding issue on the first floor. It’s believed to be the result of a burst fire sprinkler pipe on the west end of the building. Denver Fire has “red tagged” the building, meaning that no one may enter tonight due to possible shock risk in the water.

Students, faculty, and staff evacuated the building with their belongings inside. Auraria Campus Police Officers are escorting people to retrieve their items in the areas that are safe.

At this point in time, the building cannot be utilized for evening classes. 

This announcement will be updated once more is known from Facilities Services regarding the cause, issue, and remediation.​

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 at 6:00:00 PM All clear

Bomb Threat All clear

Issued For:
Anschutz Medical Campus

Bomb Threat

​A bomb threat called into the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on Tuesday February 9 does not appear to be credible at this time. Police continue to investigate. Please report suspicious activity to police by callling - 720-724-4444.

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM ALL CLEAR

Police Investigating a Threat ALL CLEAR

Issued For:
Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Hospital: Police Investigating a Threat

December 2, 2015 - 5 p.m. 

 The Aurora Police Department received a bomb threat at their Emergency Communications Center.  The threat was non-specific. University of Colorado Anschutz Police Department is assisting the Aurora Police Department with the investigation. There is a large police presence in the area of University of Colorado Hospital, however, the threat is not confirmed.

Per the University of Colorado Hospital-While Officers are investigating the threat, the hospital is operating normally.  They remain open and are receiving patients as normal.



Remember to be observant at all times and report suspicious activity by calling 911 from any campus phone or 303-724-4444 from your cell phone.​ ​

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 1:00:00 PM All clear

Evacuation All clear

Issued For:
Anschutz Medical Campus

CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy evacuated due to small fire

As of Noon on August 27, The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy on the Anschutz Medical Campus has been evacuated due to a small fire that has been extinguished. The Aurora Fire Department and CU Denver Police are on scene. Please avoid the area.  ​

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM

Crime Alert

Issued For:
Auraria Campus, Denver


Reported to have occurred near noon on January 13th


REPORTED OFFENSE: Auraria Campus Police are investigating a shoplifting incident from the Auraria Campus Bookstore (900 Auraria Parkway) that resulted in physical force being used, escalating the crime to a strong arm robbery.  The suspect is known to police, who are currently attempting to locate the suspect at their residence of record in partnership with the Denver Police Department.  The suspect was seen fleeing the campus, ACPD does not believe an ongoing threat exists to the campus.

SUSPECT: The suspect is described as a black male, late 20’s, 5-11, 185 pounds, wearing a blue hoodie and blue pants.  He was last seen fleeing off campus towards Auraria Parkway.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY If you or someone you know has any information that might be helpful in this investigation, please contact the Auraria Campus Police Department in one of the following ways:

Call: 303-556-5000

Visit in person: 1201 5th Street, Administration Building, Room 110

Leave an anonymous tip via the “Comments” phone line: 303-556-2677


If you see something, say something: If anything suspicious occurs or you are the victim of a crime, immediately call the Auraria Campus Police Department from any campus phone by dialing 911 or from a cell phone by dialing 303-556-5000.

Blue Light Emergency Telephones: Be aware of the blue light emergency telephones in the parking lots and throughout the campus. Use these telephones to be connected with the Auraria Campus Police Department to report suspicious persons or incidents.

NightRider Service: The Parking & Transportation Services Department offers a program called NightRider, an evening transportation service that provides safe rides for students, faculty, and staff from any campus building to any Auraria Campus parking lot.

NightRider Service Hours

Monday-Thursday from dusk-10 p.m.: 303-556-2001

After-hours safety escorts provided by Auraria Campus Police Officers upon request: 303-556-5000


Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 7:15:00 AM

Hazardous Material

Issued For:
Anschutz Medical Campus

The Wellness Center Closed until 12:00 noon

​The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is closed until 12:00 noon on Friday, Nov. 14, while a minor chlorine spill is cleaned up.

Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014 at 1:00:00 PM

Emergency Drill

Issued For:
Anschutz Medical Campus

Emergency drill scheduled on Parade Gounds

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, ​University Police and the City of Aurora Police Departments will be conducting a full-scale crowd control exercise to test on-scene coordination between the law enforcement agencies. Simulation exercises and drills are among the most useful tools for evaluating and testing emergency preparedness and response. 

The drill will take place on the Anschutz Medical Campus at the Parade Grounds, south of the Anschutz Wellness Center (19th Avenue and Racine Street). 

Expect road closures
On Oct. 15, between 1- 5 p.m., along Racine Street between E. 19th Avenue and 17th Place and East 17th Place between Quentin Street and Racine Street will be closed. 

Please use caution if traveling in this area during the drill. 


Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:00:00 PM

Flu/Health Alert

Issued For:
Anschutz Medical Campus

Flu Shots Available at CU Anschutz

Students, faculty and staff at CU Anschutz can drop in for a flu shot:
Thursday, Oct. 23
Nighthorse Campbell Building, Room 102

TIME: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (as long as supplies last)
COST: $20 (Cash, Check, or Current Student Insurance Card)  
previous date:
Thursday, Oct. 16
Education 1 Building, Room 2101
Sponsored by: The Occupational Health Program, Department of Environmental Health and Safety(EHS), made possible with EHS 2014 Safety Fair support from: Arbor Occupational Medicine and Concentra

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