BREAKING: University closes campus March 13 due to inclement weather

Austin Fleskes

Due to coming inclement weather throughout Colorado, Colorado State University will close campus on March 13. 

According to a tweet from the CSU Police and Safety team, CSU will close and cancel all classes and events on Wednesday “in preparation for current weather forecast of a significant, approaching storm.” 


According to an email from the Public Safety Team sent Tuesday, the team gathers information and makes a recommendation to the University president regarding whether to stay open, delay the start of classes, close mid-day, cancel evening events and classes or cancel all activities.

Factors that go into snow day decisions, according to CSU’s Public Safety Team:

-Local school district status.

-The status of the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County offices and operations, including the operating status of the city bus system.

-City of Fort Collins Emergency Management recommendations.

-Road conditions to and from campus from within the city and county, as well as road conditions on campus.

-The condition of campus parking lots and sidewalks, including if Facilities Management has been able to adequately clear most areas.

-Assessments by CSUPD and CSU Facilities Management of safety on campus such as tree damage, sidewalks, etc.

Employees and students who do not live on campus are asked to leave campus once it is closed. 

Updates and further information can be found at the CSU safety website. Information will also be available on local media outlets and CSU’s social media networks according to the site. 

For more information on how the University decides on a snow day, check out The Collegian’s coverage.

Austin Fleskes can be reached at or on Twitter @Austinfleskes07.