UW Emergency Management

Campus Mass Assembly Areas

The University of Washington has designated and approved eight (8) outdoor Mass Assembly Areas for the dissemination of critical news, alerts and information to the campus in the event of a major disaster or emergency. These sites will be staffed with UW volunteers and staff who will be in direct contact with the UW’s crisis communications team and/or emergency operations center staff.

When activated, these sites will serve as focal points for up-to-date, timely and accurate campus disaster information. They are intended to serve primarily as one-way information hubs for “official” campus information (i.e. Is campus closed? Where do I go for help? Are classes postponed? What evacuation routes are open? etc…).

These sites are located outdoors due to the high likelihood of building or structural damage after a major earthquake. Here is the current map of the mass assembly areas.