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The UW Tacoma Alert System provides current information on campus closures and delays due to inclement weather and emergency situations. To receive email and/or text messages, you must opt-in to this service — you won't receive alert messages if you haven't signed up.

Sign up for UW AlertTo update your contact information or unsubscribe from alerts, use Manage Account and click on the Services tab.

Note: Students automatically receive notification by email. However, faculty and staff must sign up with UW Alert in order to receive email notifications. 

What should I do? Common emergency scenarios

The kinds of major emergencies or disasters that can impact our university include:


Notification Methods

Notification Schedule

Suspension decisions should be made prior to the following times, although unanticipated weather or emergency conditions may alter this schedule:

6:00 AM: Early morning classes (8:00 - 11:29 AM)
9:30 AM: Mid-day classes (11:30 AM - 4:29 PM)
2:30 PM: Early evening classes (4:30 - 7:59 PM)
6:00 PM: Late evening classes (8:00 - 10:00 PM)