Contact Information

In an emergency, always call 911

Public Affairs Public Information Officer
(509) 963-1484

University Police & Parking Services
(509) 963-2959

After Hours Non-Emergency
(509) 925-8534


As part of Central Washington University's Emergency Notification System (ENS), CWU has implemented several services including Desktop Alert!. Desktop Alert! will broadcast a message to all computers connected to the CWU Campus and Residential Network (ResNet). Residential computers owned by students must opt-in to this system by clicking on the "Accept" button below. We highly recommend that all students using computers on CWU ResNet accept this service.

Please note that there will be a portion of CWU computers, on the Campus Network, that will require the user to download the Desktop Alert! client. CWU computers that are not logging in to the Active Directory system must download the client.

Please choose the correct version for your operating system and ResNet or Campus Network.

Campus Network
Student PC-OR-Student MacCWU PC-OR-CWU Mac





*If you do not want to install the Desktop Alert! client, simply close this browser window.

Students who subscribe to this system will only receive safety related emergency notifications if they occur, along with a test message approximately once per quarter. When an alert is sent, you will see a pop-up window on your screen (see example below) that will give you information about the emergency. All CWU maintained computers will be subscribed to this system. Your computer will only receive notifications when it is connected to the CWU Network (Campus or ResNet). This system will never be used to spam students on non-emergency related situations.

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