Emergency blog from The University of Washington Bothell

Category: Emergency Blog

Alert May 6, 10 a.m.: Active Threat DRILL ONLY. Secure in place. We will send an all clear after the drill.

During the drill, stay in your classroom or office and review/discuss how you would respond in a true emergency. 

If you are with people who did not receive a text alert about the drill, encourage them to opt-in to receive UW Alerts to be notified of an incident on campus. 

Other resources to review: 

Posted May 6, 2024 10:07 am

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 any questions, contact Campus Safety at 425.352.5259.

Posted June 26, 2023 10:52 am

Campus operations on Dec. 1 – updated 7:31 a.m.

The core crisis team has met and based on the current weather advisory, UW Bothell/Cascadia College campus operations will resume at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Faculty with classes that begin after 11 a.m., please communicate your class plan to your students.

Students, if you have any questions, please contact your professor.

As always, monitor conditions in your area and contact your supervisor with any concerns.

Posted December 1, 2022 7:32 am

Campus operations on Dec. 1

The core crisis team has met and based on the current winter weather advisory, the UW Bothell/Cascadia College campus will move classes and operations online until at least 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. The team will reconvene in the morning and will announce by 7 a.m. if the campus will continue with remote operations or resume regular operations after 11 a.m.

Students with classes that begin before 11 a.m., your faculty will make arrangements for how class will be conducted. If you have any questions, please contact your professor.

Staff are advised to work remotely and provide services virtually until 11 a.m. If you have any concerns or technology access questions, please discuss with your supervisor.

Posted November 30, 2022 5:15 pm

Suspended operations Dec. 27

suspended operations

Due to snow and ice on campus and in the region, UW Bothell will suspend operations on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. This means all on-campus operations are suspended. Non-essential personnel should plan to work remotely as previously scheduled for the week of Dec. 27-30.

All services will continue to be offered online.

The winter weather and freezing temperatures will continue for the next few days. When you do return to campus, please use caution when walking or driving around campus as there may be snow and ice present on walkways, stairways, streets and sidewalks.

Please continue to check uwb.edu/emergency for updates.

Posted December 26, 2021 6:26 pm

Winter weather advisory

winter weather

The UW Bothell Weather Group is monitoring the snowy conditions on and around our campus and throughout the region. Given minimal activities on our campus during the winter break, campus operations remain normal at this time. Please continue to check this emergency blog and our home page at uwb.edu for the latest information.

Note: all buildings on the UW Bothell campus will be locked from Dec. 27-30 and staff are being asked to work remotely. Faculty and staff can access buildings with the Husky Card; building temperatures will be reduced.

Please use caution when walking or driving on and around our campus. More information will be provided if there is any change in campus operations.

NOTE: If you don’t already receive UW Alert and UW Advisory messages for important updates about emergencies or weather-related notices by text and/or email, click here to subscribe or update your settings.

Posted December 26, 2021 3:32 pm

AWS outage

UPDATE Dec. 8. ALL CLEAR. The AWS outage is resolved and services have been restored.

Amazon Web Services is experiencing a major outage which is affecting many services on campus, including Canvas and Panopto. The outage also affects our emergency communications. Omnilert (the platform that runs UW Alert) has warned that service interruptions are possible. What this means: In the event of an emergency, we will attempt to use UW Alert. We also post emergency information on our other platforms, including the UW Bothell website and the Alertus desktop notification tool. We are monitoring the situation and will issue updates on uwb.edu/emergency as needed.

Posted December 7, 2021 12:08 pm

Today is the Great Washington Shakeout


Today is the Great Washington Shakeout earthquake drill. In the event of an earthquake, remember to DROP, 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.

Posted October 21, 2021 8:47 am