Emergency preparedness is a group effort that involves all members of the WashU community. To do your part:

  • Stay informed. Make sure you are able to receive WashUAlerts by reviewing your contact information in HRMS and downloading the WUSTL app. View this flier for step by step instructions (PDF).
  • Know your surroundings and be aware. Report any suspicious activity to WUPD (Danforth, West and North campuses – 314-935-5555) or Protective Services (Medical campus – 314-362-4357).
  • Take action if you receive a WashUAlert. Follow any instructions that are included and await additional information.
  • Educate yourself on emergency procedures by reviewing the Be Prepared section of this website!

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!       
WashU Emergency Management has just launched accounts on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to follow us @WashUReady for news and preparedness tips. In the event of an emergency, these accounts will be updated with the latest information.

Staff members receive certification
Congratulations to WashU Emergency Management staffers Chet Hunter, Brandon Robbins and Catherine Dalton who recently earned the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential. CEM recipients undergo a rigorous application process to prove their knowledge, work experience, training and contributions to the practice of emergency management.

They join Ty Davisson, Ryan Nicholls and Anna Taylor who previously earned the certification. Currently, there are less than 40 CEM holders in the State of Missouri, and six of them are at WashU!

Mumps prevention
Mumps outbreaks have become a significant health issue on some college campuses. Although there has not been a case of mumps in the Washington University community, it is possible that this could happen at some point and it is important that we are prepared. For additional information about mumps, visit the Student Health Services website.

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.


Coming soon