September 13, 2013 Faculty-Staff CU-Boulder Today

In this Issue

A message from the Office of Academic Affairs: Accommodations for students when classes resume

Given the trauma of the last few days and the continuing challenges of normal campus operations for our students, staff and faculty, Academic Affairs urges Deans, Chairs, & Faculty to adopt an outlook of adopting special, reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students regarding academic work (e.g., deadlines), attendance, etc. This has been, and will continue to be a time of extra stress and extra challenges for students, staff and faculty.

Academic deadlines shift due to campus closure

Due to the closure of the University Sept. 12- Sept. 13, the Office of the Registrar has extended some of the Friday, Sept. 13 deadlines to Tuesday, Sept. 17. These include the last chance to add a course and be eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF) on that course, late registration, graduate student petitions for residency and census date processes.

Emergency officials: Floodwater still hazardous, possibly contaminated

Despite a break in the weather, emergency officials are reminding people that flooded areas remain hazardous and that tubing and kayaking are not legal during a declared emergency.

Boulder County Public Health is urging people to stay out of all floodwaters, even in areas where the water appears to be calm. The water may be contaminated with bacteria and sewage and hidden debris under the surface could be dangerous.

Health and safety after a flood

While the flooding emergency in Boulder and surrounding areas is still continuing, once the waters recede many Boulder residents will be faced with some flood clean up in and around their property. Please take note of Boulder County's informational page: Health and Safety After the Flood.

CU-Fresno State football game postponed

Saturday’s football game between the University of Colorado and Fresno State has been postponed, university officials decided Friday morning. After careful consideration, CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano has decided that the university will not hold a football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and that school officials will discuss a possible make-up date for the game.

Evacuation lifted for Faculty/Staff and Athens Court residents

After carefully monitoring the weather and assessing the conditions of the buildings, the evacuation for the Faculty/Staff and Athens Court apartments will be lifted at 6 p.m.

Community Notes

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Campus support resources

The University of Colorado Boulder has many support and advocacy resources available for our campus community.

'Foothills Flood Relief Fund’ established to help local flood victims

Foothills United Way has established the ‘Foothills Flood Relief Fund’ to be able to respond to the effects of these storms. Organizers expect to use this fund for immediate relief as well as longer-term recovery in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. The Fund is accessible online at

Volunteering and donating: How to help right now

Please wait until storm/flood threat has fully cleared. Please do not go to evacuation centers. Please visit or dial 2-1-1 for additional information.


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Boulder Office of Emergency Management information

Please monitor local media or the Boulder County Office of Emergency Management website on flooding conditions and related information.

CU-Boulder on Twitter (@cuboulder and @cuboulderalerts) is sharing up-to-date information, especially as it relates to campus, as it is available.

Open Space and Mountain Parks safety closure

All Boulder Open Space and Mountain Park (OSMP) lands are closed by emergency order due to trail degradation, unstable bridges and trailheads. Crews are working to remove debris and assess safety concerns. The public is not permitted on OSMP lands until public safety issues are addressed and the city lifts the closure.