Skip to main content Skip to navigation
There are no WSU Pullman alerts
WSU Pullman

There are no warnings or emergencies

Successful Fall Semester Test

The Office of Emergency Management conducted the fall semester test of the WSU Alert System on Thursday, September 27th. The test reached 24,299 students, faculty and staff who were signed up for WSU Alert within four minutes via text, phone and email. The campus outdoor warning sirens and computer pop-up notification messages were also tested on select computers.

WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be personally aware of developing incidents, assessing each emergency individually, and taking actions to ensure the safety of all.

If you feel as though you should have received an emergency notification, please check to make sure your contact information is … » More …

Fall Semester Test Thursday, September 27th at 12:05 p.m.

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the fall semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus Thursday, September 27th at 12:05 p.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.

 

During the test, please consider the actions … » More …

Safety Welcome Letter

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 active 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 system and social media to notify the campus community. This letter is to familiarize you with the WSU Alert … » More …

Air Quality Alert

The National Weather Service has issued an air quality alert until 10 am Wednesday, August 14th.

Air quality is expected to degrade across Pullman and Whitman County into the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups category depending on wind direction and time of day. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician. If possible, stay inside or reduce the amount of time spent outside.

Air quality will continue to be monitored. Some improvement in ventilation will be possible toward the end of the week. The air … » More …

Excessive Heat Watch and Air Quality Alert

NWS Spokane has issued both an air quality alert and excessive heat watch this week. The air quality alert is in effect until 10 am Friday, August 10th. Smoke from wildfires in Washington, Idaho, BC and areas to our south will cause unhealthy air for the next few days. High pressure over the region will bring light winds and very little ventilation of smoke. Children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory illnesses are most at risk of serious health effects. If you experience respiratory distress, you should speak with your physician. For general information about air quality and wildfire smoke, go to http://ehs.wsu.edu/ph/wildfiresmoke.html.

The excessive … » More …

Successful Semester WSU Alert Test

The Office of Emergency Management conducted a successful spring semester test of the WSU Alert System on Tuesday, March 6th. The test reached ­16,280 students, faculty and staff within five minutes via text, phone and email. The door locking test was also a success. WSU tested its electronic door lock system (doors that lock via CougarCard access), locking doors for 15 minutes. Manual door locks were not included as part of this test. An all clear message was sent at 12:00 p.m. indicating the test was over and normal operations were to resume on the Pullman campus. WSU encourages students, faculty and staff to be … » More …

WSU Alert and Door Locking Test scheduled for March 6, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.

The WSU Office of Emergency Management will be conducting the spring semester test of the WSU Alert system on the Pullman campus Tuesday, March 6 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 …

Inclement Weather

Expect ice and snow on roads if you are traveling back to WSU Pullman this weekend. Travel at safe speeds, increasing following distances. On social media, you can find the latest WSDOT information at WSDOT Passes, WSDOT, and WSDOT Facebook. Drive slowly and increase following distances this weekend. Be prepared for delays and possible pass closures. Fill your fuel tank, and leave prepared with blankets, snacks and water. Avoid distractions- put your cell phone away and pull over at a safe place if you need to take a call or want to have a snack. Drive alert. Keep in mind, travel CAN … » More …

Winter Storm Warning Issued Feb 14, 4AM to 12PM

The Spokane National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect at 4 AM February 14th, until 12 PM. Heavy snow is expected, with total snow accumulations of 4-8 inches on the Palouse. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Wednesday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Increase your following distance and drive carefully.

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions can … » More …

Winter weather advisory in effect 1pm Dec 15 through 4am Dec 16

Snow expected in the Idaho Panhandle and southeast Washington beginning Friday afternoon and continuing into Friday night. Persistent temperatures at or near freezing will allow snow to stick during the afternoon hours with roads  becoming slick and snow covered. Hazardous travel is expected through the Silver Valley and along Highway 95. Advisory is affecting Lower Garfield and Asotin Counties – Washington Palouse- including Clarkston, Pomeroy, Pullman, Colfax, Rosalia, La Crosse, Oakesdale, Teoka, and Uniontown.

Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the evening commute. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected. Be prepared for reduced visibility at times. A winter weather advisory … » More …