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WSU Alert Fall Semester Test 9/29 at Noon

September 20, 2021 7:47am

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert Pullman system on the Pullman campus Wednesday, September 29th at 12:00 noon.

Faculty, staff and students associated with the Pullman campus who have signed up for emergency notifications will receive text messages, phone calls, emails, and desktop alerts on select computers which will be clearly identified as a test.

This test will include the campus outdoor warning sirens, which are designed to warn people on campus to take shelter and seek further information from other WSU Alert resources such as

During the test, please consider the actions you might take in a real emergency. Look for areas in which you might shelter in place and be aware of exits around you. During a real event, WSU will activate appropriate components of the system to alert people that they should be Aware of the situation, Assess their individual circumstances, and Act to take appropriate safety precautions.

Washington State University Pullman places the safety and security of its students, employees, and visitors as its highest priority. WSU has developed the WSU Alert Pullman System to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephone, loudspeakers, Alert Website, and other means to notify the campus population of emergencies or threatening situations.

Your consideration, cooperation and patience of students, faculty and staff during the test is greatly appreciated.

Questions can be directed to the WSU Office of Emergency Management at 509-335-7471 or All WSU Pullman students, staff and faculty can subscribe to WSU Alert Pullman. Visit myWSU and register/update your emergency contact information.

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Covid-19 Recovery

June 16, 2021 1:28pm

WSU continues to provide resources and information surrounding the Covid-19 response and recovery.

For Returning to the Workplace:

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Pullman Boil Order Lifted

On Tuesday, April 19, there was a water main break on North Grand Avenue near Dissmore’s, causing a water outage and loss of pressure in the water system. This led to the City of Pullman issuing a precautionary boil water order for those who live on College and Military Hill. Water samples were taken and submitted for testing.

The WSU Office of Emergency Management sent out a notification and updates to supplement the City of Pullman’s boil water order due to the possibility that it may affect students, staff and faculty.

The lab results of the sampling indicated that there is no water contamination. As … » More …

Water Boil Order Update # 2

WSU Facilities Services has confirmed that — in addition to Greek houses and private residences on College and Military Hills which may be occupied by individuals connected to WSU — the following facilities located off-campus are impacted by the current City of Pullman Boil Notice:

The WSU Research Park
Friel House
Talmadge Anderson Heritage House
Casa Latina House
Native American Cultural House
Asian American Pacific Islander Cultural House
Culver House
Adams Mall
Papa John’s

WSU facilities and buildings located on campus are not affected by this event. For more information, refer to City of Pullman sources.

Military & College Hill Boil Order Update

City of Pullman Maintenance and Operations Superintendent Art Garro issued a boil water order this afternoon subsequent to a major water main break on North Grand Avenue.

Following State of Washington rules in this regard and as a precaution regarding the risk of illness from contamination, businesses and residents located on College Hill and Military Hill who are on the city water system should boil their water or use bottled water until further notice. That is for water that will be used for drinking, brushing teeth, preparing food, making ice and washing dishes, or use bottled water until further notice. To kill germs, heat water … » More …

City of Pullman Boil Notice

Earlier today, 12-inch water main located in Grand Avenue near Dissmore’s ruptured and several hundred thousand gallons of water escaped from two City of Pullman reservoirs in the system, which were drained and parts of the system were completely without water. Because of this event, a water quality warning (Boil Notice) has been issued for College Hill and Military Hill. While this does not affect buildings on the main WSU campus, Greek houses, WSU facilities off campus and the Research Park are impacted.