Inclement Weather Procedures

The Inclement Weather/Suspension of Operations Policy- (PDF) describes the policy and procedures that UW Bothell uses to suspend operations due to inclement weather such as snow, flood or severe storms. This document is updated annually.

In consultation with the Chancellor, the UW Bothell Weather Team will take the lead on notifying appropriate persons and organizations in the event of a campus closure. All institutional partners will be contacted including Cascadia CC and our vendor service providers.

Information on the suspension of classes or campus operations will be available from the following notification systems:

  • UW Bothell Information Line:  425-352-3333
  • UW Bothell Website Homepage:
  • UW Seattle Information Line:  206-897-4636
  • UW Seattle Website Homepage:
  • UW Alert System;  receive text message alerts and/or email:
  • Public School Emergency Communication System:
  • Local television and radio media outlets

For Traffic and Weather conditions you may consult the following sites:

Campus-wide closures at UWB will be decided by "class blocks" based on when a class begins. Decisions will be made as close to the target announcement time as the weather allows.

Class Block


Decision to be made by

Early Morning Classes

8:00am to 11:29 am


Daytime Classes

11:30am to 4:29pm


Early Evening Classes

4:30pm to 7:59pm


Late Evening Classes

8:00pm to 10:00pm



Did You Know?

Nine out of 10 of UW Bothell students are from the state of Washington.