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University-wide Emergency Alert Test April 4 at 10am


WashU will test its emergency communication system at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The test ensures WashU can effectively communicate with the community in an emergency. During the test, WashUAlerts will send emails to addresses, voice calls to campus phones and cell phones and text messages to cell phones. Emails will come from and voice calls/text messages from 314-935-9000.

The drill will also include testing of WashU’s yellow Alertus beacons, Voice over Fire Alarm systems, cable TV overrides (Danforth Campus only), the WUSTL app and the WashU Safe app.

Read the full press release here.

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 downloading the NEW WashU Safe App (Android or iOS and the WUSTL app (Android and iOS).

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.


Ready Week Storm Spotter Class 4/6
Join us for a free Storm Spotter class brought to you by WashU Emergency Management. The class will be taught by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in St. Louis and will prepare the St. Louis community for the severe weather season. This event is part of WashU Emergency Management’s Ready Week and is open to the public.

Register at 

Download the WashU Safe App
The university has a new safety app, WashU Safe! This app offers enhanced features such as Friend Walk, Mobile Bluelight, safety notifications, access to emergency procedures and MORE! For more information, visit

Subscribe to Crime Alerts and Security Memos 
Members of the Danforth and Medical Campus communities have the option to opt in to notifications from all campuses, rather than only receiving crime alerts or security memos for their primary campus. To opt in to notifications or get more information, visit the Subscribe to Crime Alerts/Security Memos page.

Follow us on social media!
WashU Emergency Management has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram! Be sure to follow us @WashUReady for news and preparedness tips.

March 25th