UW Tacoma will participate in the Great Washington ShakeOut drill on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. You will receive a UW alert to Drop, Cover and Hold On and then to evacuate to your emergency assembly point. The drill should take about 10 minutes total. We appreciate everyone's participation in this vital practice. Learn more about the Great ShakeOut.
ALL STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES should participate in this year’s drill wherever you may be at drill time.
10:19 a.m. — The drill begins with announcements, using UW Alert, via SMS, e-mail, website, TV screens, and indoor and outdoor speakers. Wherever you are, if safe to do so, please practice DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON for 90 seconds.
10:21 a.m. — The drill continues with an announcement to evacuate campus buildings and move to assembly points. Campus Safety and Facilities team members will be present directing occupants to assembly points. Even if you will not be on campus, take a moment to find your building evacuation plan and assembly point.
10:30 a.m. — All clear announcement; drill ends.
All campus lockdown drill happening at 10AM
Posted on Apr. 6 2023, 10:00 a.m.
The UW Tacoma lockdown drill has begun. Practice going into the nearest room and determine how to lock or barricade the door. Remain in place until the “All Clear” message is sent. Review the guidelines at https://tacoma.uw.edu/drillfaq
Campus on-site operations suspended through 12/23/22 due to icy cold weather
Posted on Dec. 20, 2022, 7:15 p.m.
Due to forecasts of cold temperatures and predicted icy conditions, UW Tacoma will suspend campus on-site operations Wed., Dec. 21 through Fri., Dec. 23, 2022.
Essential staff will report to campus as usual (consult with your supervisor if you are unsure of your status), and student housing will be open and operational.
Campus operational status for UW in Seattle is here. UW Bothell campus operational status is here.
The UWHR website provides information about pay and leave practices during inclement weather and suspended operations. If you have additional questions, contact UW Tacoma HR at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-692-4701. Remember, when the university is in operation, but severe weather conditions exist, use your own best judgement about getting to work.
Telework may be a feasible option both for employees in essential positions and for employees who would not normally work during a suspension of operations. Employees may telework during suspended operations as long as they have the advance written approval of their supervisor or manager.