University to Be Closed Monday, Sept. 16; Area Flooding Information

Updates to this information will be posted as it becomes available.

12:01 p.m. Sept. 16)

The UNC Campus Recreation Center will be open from 11am - 5pm today. All students and community members who need a place to take a hot shower are welcome to come use the CRC.

(6 p.m. Sept. 15)

While UNC's main campus in Greeley will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, UNC's Denver Center at Lowry will be open and classes will be held. For more information, please contact the center at 303-637-4332. No classes are scheduled at UNC centers at Centerra (Loveland) and Colorado Springs.

(3:55 p.m. Sept. 15)

The University of Northern Colorado will be closed Monday, Sept. 16, due to widespread flooding in the region. As of 4 p.m., a flood warning remains in effect for Weld and Larimer counties through 9 p.m. Sunday.

Our thoughts are with those who are experiencing hardship from the area flooding.

The decision to close Monday was made in consideration of the issues facing communities and residents throughout the region, recognizing that members of the university community may have difficulty traveling to campus because of road closures or may be directly impacted by flooding in the communities where they reside.

UNC's campus infrastructure is not experiencing any significant issues. Employees who have previously been identified as essential personnel should check with their supervisor to determine work schedules.

Additionally, the university has established a Web page with information on the flooding, including how to volunteer to help (http://www.unco.edu/volunteer/floodrelief.html). For university community members displaced by the flooding, it includes details on how to make arrangements to stay in residence halls on campus. A link to the page is available in the news section at www.unco.edu.

(2:15 p.m., Sept. 15)

The thoughts of our university community are with those who are experiencing hardship from the area flooding.

While UNC's infrastructure is not experiencing significant issues related to flooding, the university is continuing to monitor the weather. We are taking into account many factors in determining the operating status of the university. That includes conditions on campus and in the wider area, and also recognizing that members of our university community may have difficulty traveling to campus or may be directly impacted by flooding in the communities where they reside

An announcement regarding the operating status for the university on Monday will be posted at www.unco.edu by 4 p.m. today.

Additionally, the university has established a Web page with information on the flooding. For university community members displaced by the flooding, it includes details on how to make arrangements to stay in residence halls on campus. A link to the page is available in the news section at www.unco.edu. The university's operating status is also posted on the home page.

(8 a.m., Sept. 15)

The University of Northern Colorado is open Sunday, Sept. 15, except for the UNC Denver Center at Lowry, which is closed until Monday, Sept. 16, due to flooding in that area. No flooding has occurred on the Greeley campus.

For members of the university community affected by flooding, please use discretion on attending classes or working and be sure to communicate with faculty and/or supervisors. Following are some resources for travel and weather advisories and temporary housing on campus, and information on event cancellations and how you can help victims of the flooding.

Map of Flooding in Weld County

www.co.weld.co.us/Departments/OEM/WeldCounty2013FloodMap.html

UNC Event Cancellations

  • The Faculty Artist Recital featuring John Adler and Justin Zanchuk on Monday, Sept. 16, has been canceled.
  • The Stryker Institute Workshop scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, has been canceled. The next workshop is scheduled for Oct. 12. For more information, contact (970) 351-1492.
  • Classes at the UNC Denver Center at Lowry Sept. 13-15 are canceled.
  • The Monfort College of Business 45th Anniversary Celebration in Denver scheduled for the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, has been postponed until further notice due to flooding conditions in the area. A new date for the event will be communicated in the future.

Weather

The National Weather Service provides current conditions including watches and warnings at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bou/

Travel

The Colorado Department of Transportation posts conditions and advisories at http://www.coloradodot.info or http://www.cotrip.org or on the toll-free recorded line at 877-315-7623. Commuters should take into account conditions in their area when considering travel.

UNC Housing Available

Temporary campus accommodations free of charge are available to faculty, staff and students whose residences or ability to get them have been impacted by flooding. For details on how to reserve a residence hall room, call Housing & Residential Education at (970) 351-2721.

In Evans, Greeley and Weld County

Updates regarding flooding issues in the area are available:

Other Resources / How to Help

Details are available at http://www.unco.edu/volunteer/floodrelief.html

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