UW Bothell Emergency Page

Your official source of campus information

This is the emergency page for the University of Washington Bothell.  During an incident, information will be available here. Cascadia College students, faculty and staff please proceed to the Cascadia College emergency page for campus-specific information.

Updates from the Emergency Blog

  • Great Washington Shakeout Drill, 10/19 at 10:19 a.m.

    Today is the Great Washington Shakeout earthquake drill. In the event of an earthquake, remember to DROP or LOCK (wheels), COVER AND HOLD ON. As part of the statewide drill, UW Bothell is conducting a test of all emergency communications tools. In the event of a real emergency, updates will be posted on uwb.edu/emergency or…

  • Campus advisory 6/12/23 for 1 p.m.

    There will be a military honors burial service today at 1 p.m. at the Bothell Pioneer Cemetery located adjacent to campus. The service may include rifle detail and you may hear gunshots near campus. No action is needed. The City of Bothell Parks staff will be at the cemetery during the service. If you have…

  • Campus Operations on 12/23/22

    Based on the weather forecast, UW Bothell will now be on suspended operations on Friday, 12.23.22.

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Is UW Bothell open?

Here are the tools we use to communicate with campus

Notification Schedule

Suspension decisions should be made prior to the following times, although unanticipated weather or emergency conditions may alter this schedule:

  • 5:00 AM: 
    Early morning classes from 8:00 – 11:00 AM.
  • 9:00 AM: 
    Mid-day classes from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • 2:30 PM: 
    Late afternoon/early evening classes from 4:30 – 8:00 PM.
  • 5-6:00 PM: 
    Late evening classes from 8:00 – 10:00 PM.

Sign up for UW Alert today!

The UW Alert system provides current information on campus closures and delays due to inclement weather and emergency situations. Messages are delivered simultaneously to UW Bothell and Cascadia College. Faculty and staff must “opt-in” to this service — you won’t receive messages if you haven’t signed up.

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What Should I Do?

Common emergency scenarios

The kinds of major emergencies or disasters that can impact our university include:

Library back-up site

In the event that the Campus Library website is down, our resourceful librarians have developed an alternate Campus Library website that provides access to all the Library’s resources, including UW Libraries Search and journal article databases, Research & Class Guides and the Chat with a Librarian service. This site is only active when the Campus Library’s main website is down. 

Emergency backup Library website

UW Seattle Emergency Blog 

Updates on campus incidents, resources and useful links.