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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 …

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.

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WSU Pullman Power Outage, 9/11/20

UPDATE: 9/11/20, 15:50 p.m.

Power has been restored to the affected buildings and services. WSU Housing Staff is no longer making arrangements to temporarily relocate students living in residence halls that were affected since power has been restored.


WSU Pullman is currently experiencing a loss of power to some facilities and services on the north end of the campus. Crews are working to identify the cause of the outage.

It is unclear at this time how long the power will be out. For the safety of our students, WSU Housing staff are making arrangements to temporarily relocate those students living in residence halls that … » More …

WSU Pullman Campus Operations suspended today, 9/11/20 beginning 12pm due to deteriorating air quality

Update 9/12/20, 3:30 p.m.

Very poor air quality currently exists at the WSU Pullman campus. Avoid outdoor activities. See below for steps you can take for limiting exposure to unhealthy, smoky air.


Update 9/12/20, 11:20am

UREC facilities are closed Saturday and Sunday, 9/12-9/13 and in person activities are canceled.
CUB is closed through the weekend.
Cougar Health Services is closed through the weekend, including Covid testing for WSU Pullman students. Please contact 911 in an emergency.
Some Dining Services facilities are open. Check for details.

Einstein Bros Bagels
Flix Market
Northside Café
Southside Café
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Ongoing COVID-19 response at WSU Pullman

UPDATE 8/21/20 5:30 p.m.

Officials have seen a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases in the Pullman area among ages 18-24. Everyone is urged to comply with the Governor’s established orders, particularly with wearing of face coverings and that gatherings are not to exceed ten (10) individuals in Phase 3. See  For additional information and resources, see

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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.


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

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