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!
Summer heat safety
The months of July and August can be dangerously hot in St. Louis, with daytime heat indexes exceeding 100 degrees. When temperatures soar, be sure to drink plenty of water and consider rescheduling outdoor activities. For more preparedness tips, view the Extreme Temperature page.
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.
EMERGENCY OUTAGES & ROAD CLOSURES