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Weather Advisory Protocol

Staying Ahead of the Weather

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In the event of severe weather, WSU Everett may cancel classes and close offices if conditions at 915 N. Broadway become unsafe. We aim to announce any closures by 5 a.m. for day classes and by 4 p.m. for evening classes.

Closure notifications will be promptly posted on the WSU Everett website’s main page, our primary phone line at 425-225-1600, through social media channels, and via emails and text messages to our community members.

Closure messages are only issued if the college is closed. If no message is posted, we are operating as usual. However, if you feel unsafe traveling to campus due to weather, please inform your instructors or supervisor. Your safety is our top priority and guides our Emergency Campus Closure policy. We will continuously monitor conditions and update the campus as needed.

Remember, a closure affects WSU Everett and Everett University Center, canceling all in-person and online classes and activities. For additional information, see our Emergency Closure and Weather Closure procedures.

Safety First

Safety as the Foremost Concern: The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our number one concern. We understand that weather conditions can vary greatly, and what may be safe for one person may not be safe for another.

Individual Decision Making: If you feel that it is unsafe for you to come to campus due to weather conditions, regardless of the college’s decision, please prioritize your safety.

Communication in Case of Absence: Students should notify their instructors, and employees should inform their supervisors, if they are unable to safely travel to campus.

Weather Monitoring and Decision-Making Process

Ongoing Monitoring: WSU Everett continuously tracks weather conditions, ready to communicate any significant changes.

Decision-Making Timeline:

– A preliminary assessment conference call, led by the President and Campus Operations, occurs at 10 p.m. the evening before classes.
– A final decision-making call takes place at 4:30 a.m. on the day of classes.

Collaborative Reporting: Inputs are gathered from the Director of Campus Safety and the Facilities Director regarding the condition of all campus sites.

Final Decision: Chancellor Paul Pitre makes the ultimate decision on whether to open, delay, or close the college, prioritizing safety above all.

Communication of Decisions:

– Closure or delay information is consistently posted by 5 a.m. for day classes and by 4 p.m. for evening classes.
– Updates are communicated via RAVE, email, the WSU Everett website, social media, the college’s main phone line (x1600), and FlashAlert (news media notification).

Note: Messages are only posted if there is a closure.