UNC to Close at Noon April 9; Classes Canceled

The university will close at noon as the current forecast calls for the snowstorm to increase in intensity this afternoon. All classes are canceled and campus will remain closed the rest of the day. The Denver Center at Lowry campus is also closed, and there are no classes at Centerra in Loveland today.

Please be cautious walking and driving. Icy conditions exist. Crews are out cleaning sidewalks, building entryways and parking lots. To report an area of concern, contact the Facilities Management Service Center at (970) 351-2446.

Other closure-related information:

  • Tobey-Kendel and Holmes dining rooms will be open on a normal schedule today. Other locations are closing early. Details at: http://www.unco.edu/dining
  • The baseball game between the Bears and Metro State scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled and will not be re-scheduled. At this time, home series beginning Friday against North Dakota will remain with the originally posted schedule. Visit uncbears.com for more details.

The storm has intensified since this morning and UNC's emergency preparedness team continues to closely monitor weather conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Colorado and the Front Range, effective through 6 tonight.

For updated travel information, including road conditions, visit the Colorado Department of Transportation's Web site at www.cotrip.org or call the toll-free recorded line at 877-315-7623.

As a reminder, the operating status of the university, is available via the following methods:

  • Online: http://www.unco.edu
  • By Phone: The inclement weather phone line, 970-351-4100;
  • Media: Closures are reported to area media, including Denver TV stations;
  • E-Alerts: Notifications of closures are sent to campus phones and computers through voice, e-mail and text messages and to subscribed cell phones through text and voice messages from UNC's Emergency Alert system. To find out how to sign up your cell phone, visit http://www.unco.edu/alerts/signup.html.

Please remember if you receive an emergency alert that the university is closed, calling the UNC Police Department to confirm the information is not necessary.

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