Emergency

The University of Puget Sound is ready and prepared to communicate with members of its community in case of local, regional, national, or international emergency.

Emergency Notification
The campus community will be notified about major emergencies in one or more of the following ways:

  • Security Alerts
    Students, faculty, and staff automatically receive emergency Security Alerts via personal cell phone, text message, and university email. To update the university with personal cell phone contact information, please send an email request to hr@pugetsound.edu. To receive Security Alerts via office telephone, home telephone, or personal email, please send a request via email to emergency@pugetsound.edu.
  • Talk-a-phone Wide-Area Broadcast System
    Six campus Talk-a-Phone towers produce outdoor loudspeaker announcements.
  • Campus Website
    Home page announcement on www.pugetsound.edu.
  • Campuswide Email or Voice Mail Message
    Sent to campus email addresses and phone extensions.
  • Emergency Info Line
    Recorded message on 253.879.4900

Our emergency response plans describe procedures to follow during an emergency.

Questions?
The question and answer section contains information about the university's preparedness planning.

Contacts
Not sure who to contact with urgent concerns about emergencies? Check the numbers listed on the right.

Help for faculty and staff
Current world events are creating stress and anxiety for most of us. Unum Life Balance has created special resources that offer individualized, thoughtful coping support-articles, resource links and online discussion boards. Unum Life Balance also provides easy access to professional support 24/7; call 800.854.1446 (English), 877.858.2147 (Spanish), or 800.999.3004 (TTY/TDD) or visit their website at www.lifebalance.net (user ID and password are "lifebalance").

National Advisories

Local and national news media