at Colorado State University
Last Updated February 2, 2016
The Emergency Text Alert System is used to send a text message alert in the event of an emergency on the Colorado State University Fort Collins campus.
CSU will be open on Wednesday, February 3. All classes and activities are on a normal schedule, and all offices are open. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus. Consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus. If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather and road conditions, please contact your instructors or supervisor to make arrangements.
Early a.m. closure: CSU is closing and canceling all classes and events on Tuesday, Feb. 2, based on weather conditions, forecasts and information from the city and county about road crew progress in keeping roads cleared as snow continues throughout the day. Closure information also is available at www.colostate.edu.
CSU employees with emergency duties are asked to coordinate with their supervisors or directors to determine their work status. Emergency employees include, but are not limited to, CSU Police, Facilities Management, Housing, Environmental Health Services, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Diagnostic Laboratories.
Check CSU webpages at www.colostate.edu or safety.colostate.edu for updates on the status of operations at the university. Information also will be available on local media outlets, through CSUâ€™s social media networks and on source.colstate.edu.
CSU is open on a normal finals schedule. The city and county indicate that road crews are keeping up with snow accumulation. Please be cautious while traveling to and around campus today and consider using public transportation instead of driving. Please plan extra time to reach campus today. If you feel you cannot get to campus due to weather and road conditions, please contact your instructors or supervisor to make arrangements.
College Avenue and MAX service between Drake Road and Laurel Street is currently shut down because of a police response off-campus at Drake and College in the Kmart parking lot. There is no threat to campus safety. Transfort info: http://www.ridetransfort.com/rideralerts/MAX
Several phone scams have recently been reported across Northern Colorado. Some of these scams appear to target students and employees, and we want to provide you with information that may help you recognize when a call is not legitimate.
Technology allows scam callers to "spoof" caller ID technology so that it appears that a scam call is from an official phone number, such as Colorado State University Police Department, the FBI, IRS or another location that appears to be credible.
These callers may use the university's online directory information and other findable information, such as social media accounts, to gather information about the students and employees the call to lend credibility to their scam. This can give the impression to the recipient of the call that the scam caller has access to private information, including university data. The university is on constant alert against compromises of the university's data, and is unaware of any data breaches.
The university does not list student phone numbers as part of the public online directory, but other information about students is available, such as a student's major. Employee information in the online directory includes department information and direct phone numbers.
These callers use a variety of threats to extort money from the person they reach, such as asserting that the student or employee may be facing an arrest or removal from the university for outstanding fines, bill or taxes. The caller will often reference liens, court dates, wage garnishments, jail time, and, for international students, deportation.
IF YOU RECEIVE ONE OF THESE PHONE CALLS, PLEASE REPORT IT TO CSUPD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY CALLING 970-491-6425.
For more information about the universityâ€™s online directory, including how to remove information, visit http://search.colostate.edu/.
The Colorado State University homepage, www.colostate.edu, will be updated with emergency information as needed.
The University Safety site, www.safety.colostate.edu, is the primary repository for health and safety information related to incidents on and near campus.
Campus-wide email may be used to communicate emergency information and critical updates to students, faculty and staff.
The University’s online newsletter, SOURCE, is a resource for information about university closures, such as a snow day.
All campus calls to 911 are routed to CSUPD dispatch. Additionally, the center utilizes a community notification system that allows the University to call specific land-based phones in a targeted area.
Call 970-491-7669 to get the latest information about University operations and emergency closures, such as during severe weather.
Local cable and broadcast stations may be interrupted with emergency notifications.
Many media outlets list school closures, such as snow days, and also provide information during an emergency or regarding a university closure.