Colorado State University Students Return to Classes; Campusmoves Ahead with Clean-Up

Students enrolled in summer school at Colorado State University resumed classes Thursday, following a two-day reprieve in light of historic floods earlier this week.

Work on campus continues in earnest to clean up flood-damaged buildings, remove debris and inventory equipment and other property that can be salvaged. Environmental Health officials continue to make safety inspections in flood-damaged buildings to assure facilities are safe when reoccupied.

Thirteen buildings remain closed. University administrators expect to re-open four more buildings sometime Friday, pending completion of clean-up and safety inspections. Most of the closed buildings are expected to re-open late next week.

To facilitate clean-up and safety inspections, entry into any closed building on campus still is not permitted without authorization of environmental health and facilities staff. However, faculty and staff with offices in closed buildings are being allowed limited and controlled access so they may retrieve items.

In other developments, crews began removing some of the estimated 500,000 books from the basement of Morgan Library Thursday. Those books will be wrapped individually, placed in boxes and transported to freezer storage facilities until library staff can determine which books are salvageable.

Other developments include:

  • Student orientation and move-in programs for residence halls prior to the beginning of fall semester will take place as scheduled. The International House, which serves as a residence hall for some international students, is open with the exception of the first floor. International House staff has been working with affected residents to find alternative housing. For more information, call (970) 491-6511.
  • Student health services will relocate to Allison Hall Friday morning. The clinic will offer regular walk-in services. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call (970) 491-7121, or (970) 491-1752.

Colorado State continues to receive an outpouring of inquiries into volunteer opportunities as well as opportunities for donations of materials, services and financial support. To accommodate those generous offers, Colorado State has established a central volunteer and donation phone line. The number is (970) 491-7328.

Monetary contributions may be made to the CSU Flood Relief Fund, fund #47933; or the Morgan Library Flood Relief Fund, fund #47943. Checks should be made out and mailed to the CSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO., 80522-1870.

The university’s counseling center is open and providing psychological and emotional support to any individuals, including students, staff and faculty affected by the flooding. Center hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for walk-in consultations. Call (970) 491-6053. After-hours support is available by calling (970) 491-7111.


  • Administration Annex
  • South College Avenue Gym
  • Eddy Hall
  • Education Building
  • Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Gibbons Hall
  • Johnson Hall
  • Lory Student Center
  • Morgan Library
  • Music Building
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Hartshorn Student Health Services