The aim of WashU Continuity is to increase the university’s resilience in the face of disruptive events. Resilience means being able to continue performing the university’s mission of teaching, research, public service and patient care during any disruptive event – and to return to normal performance as quickly as possible. Continuity plans contain information and strategies that would be needed during a recovery process, as well as recommendations for advance preparations.

Continuity planning process
Clinical operations continuity planning guide
CFU continuity planning guide
Academic department continuity planning guide

For specific information and guidance on developing a BCP for your area of work, contact the Emergency Management department at 314-747-5092 or

Authorized users may access WashU Continuity planning software here.