UW Emergency Management

Know your hazards

Emergency preparedness picture

Prepare yourself and your family

Know your hazards

A significant natural or human-caused hazard would have an impact on the University of Washington’s people, programs and facilities. In recent years, new scientific information and news of other disasters throughout the U.S. and the world have provided heightened awareness of the threats and possible consequences of disasters and an ever-more-vivid picture of our vulnerabilities.

The University is committed to the welfare of its community – students, faculty, staff, visitors – and to preserving the institution. To fulfill its mission and commitments in the event of a disaster, the University should strive to become disaster resistant. Disaster resistance is also achieved through awareness and training.

The following links provide specific instructions on what to do in case of an event.

The kinds of emergencies that can impact our campus include: