Dear WSU students, faculty and staff,
As we enter into the time of year that inclement weather conditions are among us, we would like to remind everyone to take personal safety into account when determining whether travel to and from campus can be accomplished safely.
Because WSU Pullman is a residential and research campus, decision makers consider a broad range of implications when making any change to campus operations. Decisions to delay or suspend operations are made based on the best available information and the current conditions, with consideration for safety and the mission of the University. If classes are cancelled, many essential operations are still in service and essential personnel, including Facilities, Dining, and Police, remain on campus. The presumption is that, if campus is safe, we remain open. We have a finite number of classes and expectations for instructional delivery, as well as a commitment to proper use of state resources, that should push us to remain open whenever possible.
Travel conditions vary greatly across our region and state, and the safety of our students, faculty and staff is always a top priority. We urge you to use your best judgement when deciding whether you can safely commute to campus in the event of inclement weather while WSU Pullman remains open. The WSU Safe Driver website provides many links and other important sources for safe driving information for you to check before traveling.
In the event that WSU Pullman decides to make changes to normal operations due to inclement weather, a WSU Alert will be sent out to our campus community. All WSU students, staff and faculty are encouraged to sign up to receive these alerts on my.wsu.edu. Changes in operations ensure that our facilities crews can manage the effects of the weather and maintain a safe campus.
As winter weather approaches, employees are encouraged to be aware of personnel processes for periods of inclement weather and for the possibility of suspended operations. Human Resource Services has posted many resources on the Inclement Weather & Suspended Operations website. If students anticipate difficulties traveling to campus during inclement weather, please work with your instructor to make alternate arrangements regarding course expectations.
We are working to make the WSU Pullman campus as safe as possible and hope everyone has an enjoyable winter season. #BeSafeCougs
WSU Police Department
WSU Office of Emergency Management