Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

For information about the announcement of the Ferguson grand jury decision, visit In the event of an emergency, updates will be posted here on the Emergency site.  More information

Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to spread in West Africa, where it has become a significant public health crisis. More information

2014-15 Flu Information

Influenza (flu) is a potentially serious illness that affects many Washington University students, faculty and staff every year. More information

Monthly outdoor siren testing

Tests of the university’s outdoor warning sirens, located on the roofs of Nemerov House, Brookings and Seigle Halls, will take place at 11 a.m. on the first Monday of each month in conjunction with St. Louis City’s and St. Louis County’s outdoor warning siren test. The tests will last approximately two minutes and are weather permitting.

The Emergency Management Office

The mission of Washington University in St. Louis’ Emergency Management Office is to protect the university community in the event of an emergency.

Emergency management is responsible for facilitating the coordination and integration of activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the university’s ability to prepare for, respond to, mitigate against, continue operations during and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other human-caused crises or disasters.