MSU Denver Weather Alerts
How do I know if MSU Denver is open or closed during a weather event?
- You will receive a RAVE alert text message/email from the Auraria Higher Education Center if campus is closed or if there is a delayed start.
- Alerts are sent by 5:30 a.m. on the morning of the weather event. Make sure your contact information is up to date in the RAVE system to receive these and other important messages.
- MSU Denver will also put a message at the top of this Weather Alerts page, as well as on its homepage and on social media.
- All weather-related closures or delays for MSU Denver include the University’s main and south campuses.
- You can always call 1-877-556-3637 or visit ahec.edu after 5:30 a.m.
If campus is open during inclement weather:
- We encourage students, faculty and staff to feel empowered to make individual decisions on their ability to make a safe commute.
- Students should communicate with their professors if they feel unable to reach campus safely.
- Faculty should communicate with their department chairs if they feel unable to reach campus in a safe manner.
If weather conditions necessitate a delayed start:
- If a class is scheduled to end before the delayed start time, it is cancelled. (Example: If campus opens at 11 a.m. and your class runs from 8-9:30 a.m., it is canceled.)
- If a class is scheduled to begin before the delayed start time of campus, it is canceled. (Example: If campus opens at 11 a.m. and your class starts at 10:15 a.m., it class is cancelled).
If weather conditions necessitate an early dismissal:
- If a class is scheduled to begin after early dismissal time, it is cancelled. (Example: If campus is closing at 3 p.m. and your class starts at 5 p.m., it is canceled.)
- If a class straddles the release time, it is cancelled completely. (Example: If campus is closing at 2 p.m., a class that runs from 1-3 p.m. is cancelled.)
How are campus closure decisions made?
- Closure decisions are made collectively and cooperatively by the members of the Auraria Executive Council, which includes the leaders of the three higher education institutions and AHEC.
Members receive information directly from the National Weather Service in Boulder and also consult with AHEC leaders to ensure that campus can be kept accessible and safe.