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Preparation for the anticipated snowstorm

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Mary Clark

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Dear DU community,

A considerable snowstorm has been forecast to impact Denver and surrounding communities on Saturday and Sunday, March 13-14, 2021. We write now to highlight the university’s operating status. As always, the safety of our community is our top priority.

For those residing on campus, please be aware that the 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.

As a result of the heavy snow that is expected, please make note of the following information related to weekend operations:

The Community Commons and dining will remain open and operational over the weekend. The hours are as follows:

Community Commons and Rebecca Chopp Grand Central Market
Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner:  5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Convenience stores in Centennial Halls and J-Mac
Saturday and Sunday
Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Students in isolation or quarantine will continue to receive the meals they ordered each day over the weekend.

The Ritchie Center will open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on Ritchie Center operations, please visit

The Newman Center plans to continue hosting the scheduled student-only performances on Friday and Saturday. The maximum room capacity is 25.

The Bookstore will close at NOON on Saturday and is always closed on Sundays.

Anderson Academic Commons is already closed over the weekend and curbside pickup is cancelled.

There will be no shuttle operations over the weekend.

For students in residential housing, please:

  • Close your windows as pipes could freeze and/or break, which could lead to leaks or floods.
  • Report concerns with pipes and/or leaks by contacting Campus Safety at 303-871-2334.
  • Reach out to the Housing Office at 303-871-2246 or if you have any questions or concerns.

If you are outside during the storm, please pay close attention to your surroundings and walk around campus carefully. The anticipated weather conditions will likely include slippery walkways and potentially falling branches and/or debris.

The University will continue to monitor conditions and provide further updates if necessary.

With all best wishes for the weekend,

Mary Clark
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor