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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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WSU Monitoring 2019 Novel Coronavirus

UPDATE 3/2/2020:

WSU has established a dedicated website serving as the primary source of official information surrounding the appearance of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. Please find recent updates and additional resources at the WSU COVID-19 Website.


Statement from Cougar Health Services:

The health of the Cougar community is our priority. We want to provide accurate resources for current information and preventative tips to help minimize the spread of illness. Updates that are specific to the WSU community will be provided on the Cougar Health Services website.

We are working with Whitman County Public Health and other University leadership to monitor an … » More …

Phone phishing scam

WSU PD has received numerous reports this morning involving a phone phishing scam.  What happens is the victim will receive a call with a female voice recording saying that the subject’s phone has been hacked and they (the suspects) have been watching the victim on campus and have a lot of nude videos of the person receiving the call. It then directs them to go to a website or the videos are going to be distributed all over the internet. The internet address they are directed to is hard to understand but is something like www.cit.y/ws.wsu. The phone number the suspects used is 509-332-3561.  … » More …

WSU Inclement Weather Letter

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 … » More …

Semester Test of WSU Alert System October 10, 11:55 a.m

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus Thursday, October 10th at 11:55 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 also 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 … » More …

Welcome! Do you know about the WSU Alert System?

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 …

Pullman Campus Operating on a Normal Schedule Thursday, March 7, 2019

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.


Spring Semester Test 3/5/19

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 …

Wednesday Evening’s Commute – 2/27/19

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:


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.

WSU Pullman Power Outage

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

Cougar Health Services … » More …

WSU Pullman Campus Operations Delayed 2 hours, Tuesday 2/26/19

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 …