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.