We know that many of our students, faculty and staff have been affected by the Marshall Fire, and our university will do everything we can to provide support. In the coming days, we will add resources and updates to this page as they become available.

Resources for affected employees

Financial Assistance

CU System community members impacted are encouraged to apply for emergency funds:

Housing and Food Assistance

Hotel discounts

  • If community members want to rent hotel rooms for short term housing needs, some hotels offer CU faculty and staff a CU rate through the Preferred Hotel Program. Payment must be on a personal credit card (not a P-Card or Travel Card).
  • The Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau is highlighting discount hotels and hotels that are offering a third night free (conditions may apply).

Rental properties

Food Assistance

  • The Buff Pantry is open for those in need of food this week. The pantry is also accepting donations.

Work Accommodations

Counseling and Advocacy

It is perfectly normal to experience a heightened sense of worry and alertness. If you are finding that your worries are detrimental to your basic functioning or if you are needing to process the traumatic event, it may be time to reach out to a close friend, trusted community leader or professional counselor.

We understand that for many of you, there will be a long recovery from this traumatic event, and our university and campus community will support you in every way that we can.

For community members who want to help

  • For those who want to donate to those in need during this time, you can do that via the Marshall Fire Support Fund
  • Many employees are asking how to donate leave to the Leave Sharing Program or directly to a colleague. The leave sharing fund is currently healthy and no additional donations are needed at this time. Direct donation to an individual is not an available option.
  • FSAP has created a list of 9 tips for helping those lost their homes in the Marshall Fire.