CU Denver Campus Alerts

Campus Observing Normal Operating Hours

Currently there are no emergencies on campus. Should an emergency arise, this page will be updated with relevant information.


Communication plays a critical role before, during and after any emergency or disaster. 

CU Denver will immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation occurring on campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, faculty, staff, or visitors. Such notification can be disseminated through a variety of communications methods as dictated by the incident. 

There are two types of emergency notifications:   

  • CU Denver Alerts!
  • Campus Timely Warnings

The CU Denver Emergency Notification System (CU Denver Alerts!) provides campus emergency alerts via text and/or email when conditions develop on or near CU Denver/Auraria that pose an imminent threat of danger to the Campus Community. 

Examples may include: 

  • Physical plant issues (e.g., natural gas leak, etc.)
  • Inclement weather closures or delays
  • Campus safety threats (e.g., robbery, active harmer, bomb threat, etc.)
  • Hazmat situations

When a specific crime covered by the Clery Act occurs, the Auraria Campus Police Department is required to evaluate if there is a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community to determine if a Timely Warning email needs to be issued to all faculty, staff, and students. 

View Timely Warnings for the Auraria Campus 

CU Denver Alerts_


Emergency Numbers for CU Denver

Auraria Campus Police:

Emergency Information Line (Auraria):


How to sign up for CU Alerts!

To keep information current during an evolving situation, email and text emergency alerts will be brief and may direct the reader to the CU Denver/Auraria toll-free emergency information lines: 877-556-3637.

Notifications for University of Colorado Medical Campuses

As a reminder, CU Denver closures and delays do not affect the operations at CU Anschutz School of Medicine, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital or Children's Hospital or Children's Hospital Colorado. Hospital and clinic operations are normal unless otherwise announced by those facilities. Students, faculty, and staff assigned to work in the clinics/hospitals on campus must report to work unless the hospitals announce changes in their operations   

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