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


Central Washington University is committed to keeping the campus community informed during emergencies and situations that might disrupt normal operations. This page is activated when there's an active alert. Additional information is posted as it becomes available.


Emergency Notifications

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:15am

ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

CWU ALERT: This is a TEST of Central Washington University's emergency alert system. This is only a TEST. CWU is participating in the Great Washington ShakeOut, an earthquake preparedness campaign. In the event of an actual earthquake you should drop, cover and hold on. Drop to the ground, take cover by getting under a sturdy object, and hold on until the shaking stops. If you are unable to drop, cover, and hold on, get as low as possible and protect your head and neck and move away from windows or other items that can fall on you. If necessary, the SURC is designated as the primary reunification area. If the SURC is not usable the reunification area will be identified at that time. For more information visit Also visit this site for official CWU information and resources.

Friday, May 31, 2019 - 3:45pm

No Updates At This Time

The 2019 fire season is underway. While there are no fires or air quality issues directly affecting the Ellensburg campus at this time, this web page will be updated should conditions change.