Flood Damage: Update on Campus Operations at Colorado State University (7/29/1997)

Summer school classes will not be held at Colorado State University Wednesday because of flood damage but most employees will be expected to return to work, university officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

Classes will resume Thursday, although some will be relocated to other buildings on campus. Notice of room changes will be posted on building doors Wednesday, officials said.

Also Tuesday, officials announced the closure of 15 buildings on campus until damage assessments and building safety can be verified. (See list of closed buildings below.) Employees who work in buildings that are open should report to work Wednesday. Employees who work in buildings that are not open should contact their supervisor for further instructions and be prepared to work, if possible. If supervisors cannot be reached, contact the vice president responsible for their department. Because of the unusual conditions, employees are encouraged to dress casually this week.

Other updates of campus operations are as follows:

  • All scheduled conferences will proceed as planned, including 5,300 teen-agers who will arrive Saturday through Aug. 8 as part of Covenant High In Christ, the national youth conference of the Covenant Church.
  • Several other smaller conferences, including sports camps, also will take place as planned, with the exception of the volleyball camp, which will meet at the auxiliary gym at Moby Arena. Approximately 3,500 youth taking part in conferences this week are safe and also have resumed all planned activities.
  • Events in the Lory Student Center are canceled until further notice.
  • Damage assessment around campus continues and no official estimate is available at this time. University crews are working around the clock to restore phone, power and computer services across campus. Drinking water on campus is safe.
  • Mason Street between Old Main St. and University Drive will remain closed Wednesday due to damage. Lake Street is currently inaccessible and commuters should take other routes.
  • No serious injuries have been reported on campus.
  • For recorded, updated information on campus operations, contact (970) 491-7669.

Further information about class relocation also will be available at this line. Please refrain from calling campus emergency numbers or CSU police because those numbers are being used for emergency communications.

The buildings below are closed until further notice. This list will be updated daily.

  • College Avenue Gym
  • Engineering (Except E Wing)
  • Forestry
  • Gibbons
  • Johnson Hall
  • Lory Student Center
  • Morgan Library
  • Music Building
  • Spruce Hall
  • Eddy Hall
  • Education Building
  • Student Health Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Administration Annex