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DELAYED OPEN: Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Mary Clark

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Dear DU community,

The University of Denver campus will open today at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 25. Please be careful and allow for extra time if you are traveling to campus.

Regularly scheduled online classes will begin at their regularly scheduled times. Today’s by-appointment-only vaccine event and virtual Democracy Summit will begin at their regularly scheduled times. 

There are several factors that go into determining when to delay the opening of campus. Today's decision was made due to last night’s snowfall.

The safety of our community is our top priority. For those residing on campus, please be aware that Facilities Management snow removal protocol prioritizes ADA access routes. This snow clearing map provides information on those locations to better assist you as you navigate the campus. Learn more about Facilities Snow Removal Plan & Policy here.

We understand that a number of local school districts are closed today. Per DU policy, employees responsible for the care of their dependents may stay home with them. We encourage employees to do their DU work from home to the extent it is possible. This will not result in the taking of a forced sick or vacation day.

Under this policy, staff members who need to stay home while the University remains open must notify their supervisors—as opposed to request permission—to do so. Faculty members unable to make it to campus for exclusively face-to-face classes must contact their departments to arrange for alternative teaching coverage.

For information on Ritchie Center operations, please visit

The University will continue to monitor conditions. Further updates will be provided if necessary.


Mary Clark
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor