Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Campus Emergencies:

Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed

There are three simple steps that students should take to prepare for an emergency when living on campus or in off-campus housing.
  1. Purchase or prepare a personal emergency kit.
  2. Develop a communication plan for reaching family members in the event that normal communication channels are disabled.
  3. Know what to expect and what to do at PLU during various types of emergencies.

Here are a few guidelines to consider in taking these three steps.

Emergency Kits
Emergency kits may be purchased at the Garfield Book Company at PLU. Or, for help in making a kit, visit visit the Ready website or the Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division website.

Communication Plan
Local telephones, cell phones, and e-mail may not work during an emergency. However, it is often possible to call outside the local affected area. Your family should make a plan to call an out-of-state friend or family phone number, so each person can report they are safe.

Web, Phone and Media Alerts
Parents and students may also find updated crisis or emergency information on the PLU website and by calling the emergency recording phone line, 877-322-0872.

Weather closure information is available three ways:

  1. Online at the PLU website and School Report
  2. By calling 877-322-0872
  3. By following local broadcast news reports

For More Information
To review campus emergency procedures, visit the PLU Emergency Management website. Reach the campus Emergency Programs Manager Jennifer Wamboldt at 253-538-6042 or

Dialing 9-911 from any campus phone or 911 from any cell phone will connect your student to emergency help. Remind your student that it is a good idea to actively participate in campus drills!