Heavy smoke from regional wildfires has resulted in unhealthy air quality on the Pullman campus. Classes will proceed as normal but individuals are encouraged to stay indoors when not traveling to or from classes or work. Outdoor activities should be avoided, if possible. People experiencing respiratory distress should contact a health care professional immediately. Pullman students can contact Health & Wellness Services at 509-335-3575. Additional details on the air quality situation will be provided as they become available.
AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT THURSDAY AUGUST 31st
Smoke from wildfires in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington is expected to affect Eastern Washington until increased wind Thursday allow improvement. Until that time air quality will vary between good and unhealthy 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.
Evacuation of Stimson Hall due to another bomb threat. Generalized threat to the wider campus. Stated 2 pm deadline. Be aware of your surroundings. Call 911 if you see anything suspicious. Please check back on this site for updates.
UPDATE 2:08PM: Washington State University Pullman received a specific bomb threat to Stimson Hall that also included a generalized threat to campus with deadline of 2pm. Stimson Hall and Owen Science has been evacuated. Please avoid the area. There is currently no other change to campus operations. Classes have not been cancelled. Be aware of your surroundings and exercise your own judgement for your own … » More …
All clear declared on alleged bomb threat – Pullman campus resumes normal operations
The Washington State University Police Department completed sweeps of a number of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus overnight and has reaffirmed that the bomb threat called in late afternoon on August 3 was a hoax.
Late Thursday afternoon (August 3), the Washington State University Police Department received a call from an individual who claimed to have placed several explosive devices on WSU’s Pullman campus. The caller did not provide detail regarding the alleged devices and the threat does not appear to be credible.
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for portions of Washington including the Palouse. Winds of 25-35mph, with gusts to 55 are expected this evening. This warning is in effect until 7:00am Tuesday, June 13.
UPDATE: Power to all buildings except for McCoy Hall has been restored. ETA on estimated power restoration for McCoy Hall is unknown. As more information becomes available, this site will be updated.
WSU Pullman is experiencing a power outage impacting the signal lights at the intersection of Stadium and Nevada. It is also affecting the buildings below. WSU Police is working to get the intersection secured and signs up. Response crews have been notified. Further updates will be provided here.
WSU Emergency Management is conducting a test of the WSU Alert Notification System. This system will provide notice & information in emergencies. The WSU Pullman campus is also practicing a campus-wide lockdown. Expect electronic locks on interior and exterior doors to engage beginning at 11:45 a.m lasting until 12:00 Noon. Use this time to consider what you would do if this were a real event. Remember Run, Hide, Fight. During all emergencies students, staff, and faculty should be ALERT to developing incidents, ASSESS the situation, and ACT to ensure their own safety.
For more info visit alert.wsu.edu. This is only a TEST.