UW Emergency Management

Who are We? How to Find/Contact Us

UW Emergency Management (UWEM)

Our general office phone & fax

206.897.8000  (206.897.8001 fax)

UWEM Organizational Email Box

Email: disaster@uw.edu


Steven J.  Charvat, CEM, MPA

Emergency Management Director

206.897.8080 (office)



Barry W. Morgan

Plans, Training & Exercise (PT&E) Manager

206.897.1882  (office)


(NOTE:  THE UW’S CONTINUITY PROGRAM OFFICIALLY MOVED TO THE NEW UW DIVISION OF CAMPUS COMMUNITY SAFETY .  The contact information below is provided as a courtesy for those seeking current staff contact for this service)


Jim Tritten, MBA, ACRP, CBCP

Continuity & Resilience Program Manager


Find us

Office address:
UW Tower, Suite C-140 (C-Building, 1st Floor)
Box 359531 University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-9531

Find directions to UW Tower, our offices and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), please refer to the information and map below:

Some Tips on Finding us  …where we are physically located :

  1. While UWEM has 24/7 responsibilities, 365 days a year, due to staff reductions and COVID-19 remote work arrangements, our office space and EOC is not occupied most of the time.  So unless you have a confirmed appointment or in-person meeting scheduled on-site, it is recommended to call first to confirm that someone as the elevator is access controlled.
  2. Once you are in the secure part of the UW Tower complex – past the security gates – follow the signs to the C-Building where we are located.
  3. Once in the C-Building, find the elevator lobby and take to the 1st floor
  4. Once you are on the C-1 level, turn left.  Follow the posted wall signs to “Emergency Management/ EOC”
  5. Keep following the hallway until you have reached the very end.
  6. Our offices & EOC are on the right-hand side.  The secure space is locked and access-controlled.
  7. Use the wall-mounted courtesy phone to call the UWEM staff member you are visiting and someone will let you in.

Directions to the UW Tower

The UW Tower properties is just 2 block west of Seattle main campus’ north entrance, and a 10 minute walk to central campus. The UW Tower is a secure building. You will need a UW Husky Card to enter. Non-UW visitors will need a government-issued ID to enter and be escorted to our suite upon check-in with the Security Desk personnel.

The physical (street) address for the UW Tower is:
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Printable UW Tower directions

For more information on getting to the UW Tower, parking, shuttle and public transit options and building access and security practices, please click HERE to be taken to the UW Tower’s website with detailed information and tips.  (NOTE:  There is no free parking anywhere in the U-District, so don’t ask!)