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

We can’t warn you if we can’t reach you. Make sure you are able to receive WashUAlerts by reviewing your contact information in HRMS and downloading the WUSTL app (ios/Apple devices and Android devices). View this flier for step by step instructions (PDF).

In an emergency, information can save lives.
 Educate yourself on emergency procedures by reviewing the Be Prepared section of this website!

Protecting yourself means paying attention.
 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).

Your safety depends on you. 
Take action if you receive a WashUAlert. Follow any instructions that are included and await additional information.


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New preparedness brochure
Emergency Management has recently revised and replaced the previous “Where to Go During an Emergency” brochure. You may view the brochure here. If you’d like printed copies for your department or school, please contact us at WashUReady@wustl.edu.

Important WUSTL app update for iOS users
In September, an error was discovered in the WUSTL app that prevented new subscribers from enabling notifications. All iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc) users should download the newest version of the app that was released on 9/23. After opening the app, you will be prompted to enable notifications. Be sure to click “allow” to ensure you receive emergency alert notifications.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!       
WashU Emergency Management has launched accounts on Facebook and Twitter! Be sure to follow us @WashUReady for news and preparedness tips.

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.

November 21st