The opening of campus today represents an important first step toward the restoration of normal campus and academic operations. While a number of our buildings incurred minor to modest water damage, our overall physical campus infrastructure is in good shape and importantly, has been deemed to be safe for our students, faculty, and staff. As of this morning, all but one of our numerous classrooms on campus are available to our students and faculty. We do have some significant clean up and repair to attend to, but overall we are optimistic about our campus's physical infrastructure.
That said, we continue to be deeply concerned about the well-being of students, staff, and faculty who have been directly and adversely affected by the events of the last several days. Most of our campus community came through this historic weather event in reasonable shape and will have a relatively short path to normalcy. Unfortunately, there are members of the CU Boulder family who have incurred significant losses of property and emotional anguish, and who will face unusual hardships as they try to piece their lives together. We are still collecting information about the extent of this impact and encourage displaced students to contact us through the contacts listed on this website: www.colorado.edu/2013flood.
With this in mind, we are extending a plea to all of you to be understanding of, and attentive to the unusual and unfortunate circumstances that some of our students, staff and faculty will be facing in the days, weeks, and months to come. Specifically, we would like to request the following from the members of our campus community.
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