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Flash Flood Update 8/4/22


Restoration progress is being made across all WashU campuses after the unprecedented flash flooding, however, North Campus remains closed. While the university and all of its schools and campuses remain on regular operating schedules, there will be disruptions as damage assessments and clean-up continue both on campus and throughout our community.

North Campus Mail Services has relocated to West Campus. If you are expecting a package, please notify the sender or carrier service to inquire about a re-route to an open address on campus.

Parking and Transportation Services on the North Campus remains closed and distribution of U-Passes and parking permits will be delayed. The university will be moving to open-park operations effective immediately and through August 28. During this time, parking is allowed in yellow permit and visitor-designated spaces on the Danforth, North and West campuses without the use of a permit or payment.

Resources and support are in place to help employees and managers through the impact of severe weather. The emergency conditions policy outlines protocols to address operational and employee needs. Departments should refer to their unit plans and processes to ensure onsite operations are carried out while balancing the need for alternative work schedules or locations and flexibility, as appropriate. Updates will be shared here and on the university’s social media channels.



The university is closely tracking the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Visit the state Department of Health & Senior Services for the most recent updates for Missouri.

University Resources

For University Response & Recovery information
For Medical Campus
For students
For employees

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.


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.

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

August 8th