UW Bothell Alert

The SR-522/I-405 exit ramp to the south entrance of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus will be closed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 17 until further notice. Drivers are advised to take the Beardslee exit (195th street) as an alternative.




Some identifying behaviors of students in distress are:

  • Excessive procrastination and poorly prepared work, especially if inconsistent with previous work.
  • Reduced class attendance with little or no work completed.
  • Dependency (e.g., the student who hangs around or makes excessive appointments during office hours).
  • Listlessness, lack of energy, or frequently falling asleep in class.
  • Marked changes in personal hygiene.
  • Impaired speech and disjointed thoughts.
  • Repeated requests for special consideration such as deadline extensions.
  • Threats to others.
  • Expressing suicidal thoughts or referring to suicide as a current option.
  • Excessive weight gain or loss.
  • Repeated interference with effective class management.
  • Frequent or high levels of irritable, unruly, abrasive, or aggressive behavior.
  • Unable to make decisions despite your repeated efforts to clarify or encourage.
  • Bizarre behavior that is obviously inappropriate for the situation (e.g., talking to something/someone that is not present).
  • Appearing overly nervous, tense or tearful.

Suggestions for speaking with a student in distress:

  • Talk to the student in private.
  • Express concern.  Be as specific as possible in stating your observations and reasons for concern.
  • Listen carefully to everything the student says.
  • Repeat the essence of what the student has told you so your attempts to understand are communicated.
  • Avoid criticizing or sounding judgmental.
  • Consider Student Mental Health Services as a resource and discuss a referral with the student.

Please contact the CARE Team if you:

  • would like guidance prior to speaking with the student,
  • are, for any reason, uncomfortable speaking with the student or
  • are concerned with the student’s response.


In case of an EMERGENCY or imminent threat: Call 911 and Campus Safety (425) 352-2222.