Public Safety
Emergencies

Inclement Weather

  • Snow Closures

    The university is committed to deciding whether to close for snow or other inclement weather by 6 AM so that an announcement of a closure or non-standard operating hours can be publicized by 6:30 AM. To ensure the information is readily available, announcements will be posted in many places:

    • Updates on snow delays or closures will first be posted to the SU home page  and the university hotline (206.296.2200).
    • An announcement also will be sent out by e-mail to all faculty, staff and students.
    • Postings will be made on The Commons, as well as the university's Facebook page and Twitter account.

    Weather conditions can change, so please check for updates throughout the morning.

    Radio and TV outlets typically report on our closures, though the timeliness of those reports cannot be guaranteed. AM radio stations KIRO 710 and KOMO 1000 and FM stations KPLU 88.5 and KUOW 94.9 air snow closure announcements. Local television stations KOMO, KING, KIRO, KONG, KCPQ and Northwest Cable News also announce school closure notifications. Information is typically posted on television web sites and will also be listed on SchoolReport . (Students, faculty and staff may register for free e-mail notifications for SU at the SchoolReport site.)

    Please note that in some cases, a suspension of classes and administrative operations on the campus at Broadway and Madison may not affect classes at the Eastside Education Center in Bellevue. Announcements concerning the suspension or cancellation of Seattle University classes, administrative operations and events will include reference to the Bellevue location.

    In all cases, the campus community should use their best judgment about how safe it is to travel based on the conditions near their homes.