Ice and snow alert: Surfaces may be slick
Even when Western Washington University is open, snow and ice may remain on surface areas used by pedestrians (including pathways and sidewalks) and vehicles (including parking lots). The university recommends that anyone coming to campus take appropriate precautions for safety, including the use of appropriate footwear for conditions and selection of walking routes. Facilities Management at WWU has published a plan of their snow-removal procedures.
The use of slip-on traction devices is recommended, but all users should remove those devices before entering any buildings, as the devices can be quite slippery indoors.
Can't safely get to campus? Stay home
Students, faculty and staff who are unable to get to Western because of dangerous conditions may decide to remain home, even if the university is open. Each decision is a personal one and should be made according to individual judgment. Staff should contact their supervisors if they will be unable to get to work on time because of the weather conditions. Western's Inclement Weather and Suspended Operations policies are detailed here.
How is the decision made whether to close the university?
For answers to frequently asked questions about our decision-making processes when crazy weather hits, go here.
Is the student shuttle running?
Student shuttle service may be cancelled if severe weather causes unsafe driving conditions. For updated information on the student shuttle, call (360) 650-7960.
How to get more information
Local radio stations that may carry closure info:
- KGMI AM-790
- KUGS 89.3 FM
- KPUG 1170 AM
- KBAI 930 AM
- KAFE 104.3 FM
- KISM 92.9 FM
- KWPZ 106.5 FM
- KVOS-TV Channel 12 (7 to 7:30 a.m.)