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Front Range fires—support and resources

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Mary Clark

Jeremy Haefner

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Dear DU community members,

We reach out again this holiday season with a heavy heart. The University offers our support and condolences to community members affected by the devastating fires across the Front Range. As always, your safety and wellbeing remain our top priorities.

For students, if you require assistance meeting basic needs, please access these resources, including the Student Assistance Fund. Free tele-mental health services are also available through My SSP. You can also reach out to the Student Outreach and Support office at or submit a referral for SOS outreach.

For employees, you have access to SupportLinc at no cost. SupportLinc can refer you to professional counselors, services, and resources for you and your immediate family.

As well, with the winter quarter beginning on Monday, faculty members are asked to provide grace and flexibility to those impacted by the fires. Students, please work directly with your instructors and/or academic advisors to discuss challenging circumstances that might impact your learning this term.

If you live in the affected area, you can monitor the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website for updates and resources. You can contact the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at 303-413-7730 if you have questions about your home or the status of the fire.

Whether you are impacted by evacuations, serve as emergency responders, or have loved ones in affected areas, please know we are thinking of you.


Jeremy Haefner

Mary Clark
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor