• Be informed.

    If a flash flood warning is issued, heed all instructions and stay away from Boulder Creek and other areas where flooding is occurring. Climb to higher ground immediately and avoid drains, ditches, ravines and culverts. For more flood safety tips visit www.colorado.edu/floodsafety

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    Be alerted.

    Be in the know. Know what to do. Keep your emergency notification information up-to-date for real-time information about campus closures, extreme weather and other emergencies—sent straight to your mobile via our text messaging service. Visit CU-Boulder Alerts for more information.

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    Be ready.

    Do you know how to respond to an active harmer? Active harming incidents have occurred at a number of locations in recent years. In January 2014, there were four incidents at campuses nationwide and the University of Colorado Boulder is not immune to this potential.  While the odds of this occurring are small, the consequences are so potentially catastrophic it makes sense for all students, staff, faculty and visitors to CU-Boulder to know how to react should such an incident happen here. Visit the CU Police Department for more information.

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    Know where to go for the latest weather hazards, warning, and watches. Visit the National Weather Service for the latest weather and alerts for the Boulder Area to help you plan accordingly. Don’t be caught off guard.


Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder Division of Emergency Management.


The Division of Emergency Management builds, sustains and improves the University’s hazard and disaster resiliency in support of administrative, research and academic excellence.


The Division of Emergency Management protects the University community by coordinating and integrating all activi­ties necessary to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural and man-made disasters.


Innovation – anticipate future disasters and take preventative and preparatory measures to build a disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient community.

Collaboration – Create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus and facilitate communication.

Adaptability – Respect the diversity of campus stakeholders and respond to changes in policy, procedures, guidance, and environment in an efficient and clear manner.

Professional – Utilize a science- and knowledge-based approach founded on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.

Risk-Driven – Use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources

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