The University of Washington Bothell emergency blogs by date

Winter weather & classwork: A note from the vice chancellor


Dear UW Bothell students,

By now, the relief of having the extra time that a few snow days have provided has perhaps turned to anxiousness as you consider how you and faculty will make up lost class time. I think we are all eager for classes to resume and will do so when conditions are safe for travel to, and on, our campus.

Over the weekend, Chancellor Yeigh sent a note to the academic leadership asking them to work with faculty to make up lost class time. We’ve also asked our faculty to be flexible with students in making up assignments. We are mindful that most of you commute to campus, and we want you to be successful this quarter, despite this unprecedented winter weather.

We look forward to being back on campus with you soon. In the meantime, please use caution when traveling and stay safe!

Anita K. Krug

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (interim)

Posted February 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Suspended operations Feb. 11

suspended operations feb11

UW Bothell (all locations) suspends operations on Monday, Feb. 11. We are monitoring conditions as a series of winter storms move through the area. Please continue to check for updates.

Posted February 10, 2019 12:08 pm

UW Bothell closing early Friday; all weekend

Posted: 7:20 p.m.

UW Bothell (all locations) will suspend operations at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Classes and activities after 1 p.m. are canceled. Snow is expected to begin in the Puget Sound area around noon. We will be monitoring weather conditions throughout the weekend and will issue updates as needed.

Please continue to check the emergency page for updates.

Posted February 7, 2019 2:55 pm

Prepare for weekend snow

weekend snow

Another large scale winter snowstorm is anticipated to hit the Bothell area as early as this Friday morning, February 8. This event could possibly bring with it 6 to 12 inches of new snowfall to the area.

Above all, your safety is our top priority. We are implementing our inclement weather plan to ensure our campus facilities are safe and that essential functions are operating. If you see an area on campus that appears unsafe, please call 425-352-5466. Our crews will take care of it quickly.

Please take time to prepare for impacts to transportation, school and work.

• Prepare now to work at home if conditions prevent you from getting to campus. If you are classified personnel, talk with your supervisor to see if there is work you can do at home. If you use a computer for work, bring it home with you.
• Be prepared for a power outage at home. Now’s the time to stock up on batteries, food, prescriptions and fuel.
• For information on suspended operations, go to
• Check your bus route before leaving home:

UW Bothell leadership will be monitoring conditions on the road and on campus during the storm. Road conditions vary throughout the region; use your best judgement when deciding whether to travel to campus. If the campus is closed or opening late, please don’t come in early. Campus closures are employed to keep you safe.

In the event of a late start or closure, we use UW Alert to deliver text and email alerts. Sign up for UW Alert at

Here are the other tools we will use to keep you informed:

• UW Bothell website:
• (in the event of a sustained power outage on campus, use
• UW Alert (text or email) Sign up for UW Alert:
• UW Bothell information line: 425-352-3333
• (@uwbothell)

Find more resources on our emergency page.

Posted February 7, 2019 1:12 pm

Suspended operations Feb. 5

campus closed

Posted: 6:18 a.m.

UW Bothell (all locations) has suspended operations today. Classes are canceled. Only essential personnel should be on campus.

The I Heart UW Bothell event in Bellevue will proceed as planned.

Posted February 5, 2019 6:20 am

Late start Feb. 5


Posted: 6:41 p.m.

Late start: UW Bothell and all locations) will open at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Operations are suspended until 11 a.m. All classes before 11 a.m. are canceled. Only essential personnel should report to campus before 11 a.m. The North Creek Events Center will be open as a warm space for persons who come to campus.

The I heart UW Bothell luncheon in Bellevue will proceed as planned.

Updates will be posted on the emergency page as needed.

Posted February 4, 2019 6:44 pm

Suspended operations Feb. 4


Posted: 6:11 a.m.

UW Bothell and Cascadia College (along with the Eastside Learning Center) have suspended operations today, Feb. 4. Classes are cancelled and the campus is closed. The North Creek events center will be open for anyone on campus needing a warm space. However, the remainder of campus is closed and we are all asking faculty, staff and students not to come to campus.

Posted February 4, 2019 6:12 am

Suspended operations on Feb. 4


Posted: 10:27 p.m.

UW Bothell has suspended operations until 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4. This means classes before 11 a.m are cancelled. Operations are suspended when weather conditions make travel hazardous. Unless you are designated essential personnel, please stay off campus until 11 a.m. We are monitoring weather conditions in the area and will update this page with updates as needed.

Posted February 3, 2019 10:29 pm