Welcome all new and returning students, faculty, and staff to Washington State University. As we begin a new academic year, it is important that we take a moment to emphasize our commitment to safety and security for everyone here at Washington State University. Our community is a busy and dynamic environment. Keeping our students, faculty, staff, visitors and vendors safe is our greatest priority. In the event of an emergency or potential threat, WSU has a robust system of communication pathways including text messaging, outdoor warning sirens and social media to notify the campus community. This letter is to familiarize you with the WSU Alert … » More …
Very Poor Air QualityJuly 31, 2021 1:41pm
Very poor air quality currently exists at the WSU Pullman campus. Avoid outdoor activities, if possible.
People experiencing respiratory distress should contact a health care professional immediately. Pullman students can call Cougar Health Services at 509-335-3575.
Older adults, pregnant women, children, and people with preexisting respiratory and heart conditions may be more likely to get sick if they breathe in wildfire smoke. If you experience any signs of respiratory distress or other health concerns, contact your health care provider.
There are many steps you can take for limiting exposure to unhealthy, smoky air.
Avoid being outdoors. Use public transportation rather than walking or biking.
Stay inside as much as possible. Keep indoor air clean by closing windows and using an air filter and air conditioning. Make sure your air conditioner’s fresh-air intake is closed and the filter is clean to prevent outdoor smoke from getting inside.
Do not add to indoor pollution. Avoid using candles, fireplaces, or gas stoves. Do not vacuum, because vacuuming stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke, because smoking puts even more pollution into the air.
Follow your health care provider’s guidance. If you have asthma or another lung disease, follow your doctor’s advice about medicines and your respiratory management plan.Read full alert...
Covid-19 RecoveryJune 16, 2021 1:28pm
WSU continues to provide resources and information surrounding the Covid-19 response and recovery.
For Returning to the Workplace:
For Student Life:
For additional information:Read full alert...
WSU Pullman is operating on a normal schedule today, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Students, staff and faculty are asked to make their own personal decision to decide whether or not it it safe to travel to campus. While traveling, please drive with care, increase following distances and watch for areas of ice on roadways.
Employees are encouraged to be aware of personnel processes for periods of inclement weather. Human Resource Services has posted many resources on the Inclement Weather & Suspended Operations website. Students should communicate with their instructors regarding course expectations if they feel they can not travel to class.
The WSU Pullman Campus is currently conducting a test of the Emergency Notification System. This system will provide notice & information in emergencies. The WSU Pullman campus is also practicing a campus-wide door locking test. Expect electronic locks on interior and exterior doors to engage beginning at 11:45 a.m. lasting until 12:00 p.m. Use this time to consider what you would do if this were a real event. During all emergencies students, staff, and faculty should be alert to developing incidents, assess the situation, and act to ensure their own safety.
In a real emergency, this page will provide official information and be updated as … » More …
Continued snowfall and gusty winds could make travel difficult during this evening’s commute. Your safety is our highest concern and everyone’s travel patterns are unique. If you feel the need to leave work early today in order to get home safely, visit the Human Resource Services website for resources regarding personnel processes during times of inclement weather: hrs.wsu.edu/resources/inclement-weather
You need to make your own decisions regarding your personal health and safety when commuting to and from Washington State University. Please contact your supervisor to coordinate your leave due to road conditions and weather concerns.
UPDATE Planned outage scheduled for 5pm: Avista has announced that they will have a planned outage from 5:00-5:30pm today, 2/26/19, to repair a switch in their system which caused the power outage earlier today. Ensure all critical items are properly powered down prior to 5:00 p.m. and not brought back up until after 5:45 p.m. Plan to take the stairs during that time, as elevators will not work.
Final update 1:40pm: Power has been restored to all buildings.
UPDATE 11:56: Power has been restored to all WSU Pullman buildings except for Beasley Coliseum.
UPDATE 11:49: Power has been restored to the Elson Floyd Cultural Center SRC, and Chinook
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All Pullman campus operations are delayed two hours until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 due to icy conditions. All classes, activities and events beginning prior to 10:00 a.m. are cancelled.
Facilities crews are continuing to clear snow and ice throughout WSU Pullman, which will allow for easier travel in the morning. All personnel not directly responsible for snow/ice removal and are not considered essential personnel are asked to stay off campus for their own safety.
Employees are encouraged to be aware of personnel processes for periods of inclement weather. Human Resource Services has posted many resources on the Inclement Weather & Suspended Operations … » More …
The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the spring semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus Tuesday, March 5 at 11:45 a.m. 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 alert.wsu.edu. WSU Pullman will also be testing electronic door … » More …
All Pullman campus operations are delayed two hours until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019 due to icy conditions. All classes, activities and events beginning prior to 10:00 a.m. are cancelled.
Facilities crews are applying deicer and gravel throughout WSU Pullman, which will allow for easier travel this morning. All personnel not directly responsible for snow/ice removal and are not considered essential personnel are asked to stay off campus for their own safety.
Employees are encouraged to be aware of personnel processes for periods of inclement weather. Human Resource Services has posted many resources on the Inclement Weather & Suspended Operations website. Students should … » More …
WSU Pullman is operating on normal operations today, February 13, 2019.
Snow removal from campus will continue to occur, and slick or icy spots may still remain. Please use caution while driving and walking throughout campus and surrounding areas. Be prepared with appropriate footwear.
Travel may be difficult in places, but many weather related vehicle accidents are preventable. Decrease speed and increase following and stopping distances on snow or ice. Use traction control devices when necessary and limit trips if possible.
WSU encourages all to use your best judgement to decide if you can commute to class. WSU leave policies related to inclement weather: » More …
Crews continue to prepare the WSU Pullman campus for operations. With more snow in the forecast, officials will assess the status of the Pullman campus early Tuesday morning. The start time for February 12 will be announced via WSU Alert by 6 a.m. tomorrow.