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WSU Pullman Alerts

Preparing for Inclement Weather

November 15, 2021 12:14pm

Students, faculty and staff,

Inclement winter weather conditions on the Palouse will soon be here. We would like to remind everyone to take personal safety into account when determining whether travel to and from campus can be accomplished safely.

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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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Classes cancelled January 10 and January 11 at WSU Pullman

The WSU Pullman campus will cancel classes on Monday, Jan. 10 and Tuesday, Jan. 11 to allow students ample time to return to Pullman following a week of severe winter weather in the state. The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that all mountain passes connecting the west and east sides of the state are closed until at least Sunday due to snow slides, downed trees, and the threat of avalanches.

WSU Pullman facilities and operations will be open normal business hours on Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting. It is only Pullman classes that are cancelled at this time.

All other WSU campuses are expected … » More …

WSU Pullman Ceasing Normal Operations beginning at 2pm 1-6-22, delayed start 1-7-22

Operations at Washington State University’s Pullman campus will be suspended at 2pm today, 1/6/22, due to inclement weather. All activities beginning at 2pm are cancelled and only essential services, including housing and dining, will be provided. WSU Pullman operations will also be delayed tomorrow, 1/7 until 10am to allow Facilities to clear campus roads and parking lots. Only those WSU employees previously designated as essential to campus operations should report to work at their scheduled time.

Pullman buildings with Cougar card controlled entrances have either locked or will be locked shortly.  For all other buildings, those will be locked normal time today.  Swing Shift custodians … » More …

Shooting in the Williams Drive Area in Pullman

UPDATE 11:45am

Pullman resident George Melvin Harris III (6/27/98) was arrested for Assault 2, for his involvement in this morning’s shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Those with additional information about this case are asked to call Pullman PD at (509) 334-0802.

Pullman Police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning in the College Hill area of Pullman that resulted in two individuals being shot—one fatally and the other with life threatening injuries.

Police were called around 12:30 am to the 1200 block of NE Myrtle St for a report of a loud party with possibly 200 people in attendance. As officers were approaching … » More …

WSU Alert Fall Semester Test 9/29 at Noon

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 … » More …

Be Aware of False Masking Enforcement

Pullman PD has received a third-party report of a male subject in a 2000s Toyota vehicle, approaching WSU students under the guise of masking enforcement. This subject is alleged to be taking photos of student IDs and driver’s licenses, and indicating that unmasked students will receive a ticket in the mail.


This subject is not associated with local law enforcement, or WSU administration. Please take care to protect yourself, and watch out for others. Report suspicious activity to local law enforcement (Emergency: 911, Non-Emergency: 509-335-8548), and protect your personal information.


Remember, you can always request official identification to confirm professional affiliation with law … » More …

Very Poor Air Quality

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 … » More …

Preparing for possible power outages/rising indoor temperatures

Avista Utilities, the provider of electric power for the WSU Pullman campus, is preparing for the possibility of proactive, planned, and targeted power outages for some customers over the coming days due to extreme heat conditions. While the Pullman campus is not expected to encounter blackouts, the situation is subject to change. WSU is in close contact with the utility and will share updates as they become available.

In addition, Facilities Services staff are implementing measures to reduce the load on air conditioning equipment on the Pullman campus to ensure critical research and technology spaces remain functional. Temperatures in some offices and common spaces such as … » More …

Damaging Winds Advisory


Damaging Winds

Strongest winds expected Sunday afternoon through evening.  Gusty winds continue through the night, but decrease after sunrise Monday.

Gust potential 50-60 mph, locally 65 mph.
Impacts: Blowing Dust, Power Outages, Downed Trees, Difficult Travel.
Elevated brush fire potential (last year’s dead grass)

Mountain Snow

Moderate to heavy snow will impact the Cascade passes
Snow expected Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning