We all woke up this morning to a text message from the University of Denver alerting us that the entire university would be closed due to expected heavy snowfall. This was an unprecedented message for a city (and school) that usually functions very efficiently, even with heavy snow, so we knew we were in for a big storm. Early forecasts predicted that this would be the worst storm of the season - up until now we've only had a few days of light snow...and it looks like they're going to be right!
Today was a very busy day for the admission office (many schools are on spring break), so several of us travelled in this morning to start calling families to make other arrangements. The storm was not scheduled to hit Metro Denver until around 10 am, so we decided to still hold our morning information session and tour before closing down for the rest of the day. Nearly all schools and businesses closed for the day or began releasing employees early to allow everyone to make it home safe and sound before we receive our 10-18 inches. With the wind and blowing snow, we will continue to be under a blizzard warning until Friday at 6 am, so we'll all be inside with our soup and hot chocolate. We are still watching the weather to determine our plans for tomorrow, so if you're planning to visit, please check the website or call our office to see if we're open! If you're here in Colorado, enjoy the snow day.