VanCoug Alerts

Winter Storm Warning Thursday February 6, 2014 Portland/ Vancouver Area

Posted: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 2:50pm

Classes and evening activities are CANCELLED from 3 p.m. on today. Check our homepage tomorrow a.m. regarding tomorrow's status.

IF any scheduling changes are executed due to weather, they will be announced on this ALERTS page and through local news media channels.


This is forwarded for information only.

Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, OR, City of Greshman, Troutdale, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, Washougal

5:00 a.m. Thu Feb 6, 2014

A winter storm warning for heavy snow & blowing snow remains in effect from 10 a.m. this morning to 4 a.m. PST Friday.

  • Accumulation: 3 to 7 inches. Best chance for higher end accumulations will be S and W of Portland.
  • Winds: East winds generally 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH. Near the Gorge east winds will be stronger. 25 to 35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. Likely leading to occasional blizzard conditions near Troutdale.


Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 7:00am

WSU Vancouver is open with a normal class and business schedule today. Students, staff, and faculty should make their own decisions regarding travel to WSU. WSU Facilities Operations is actively working to maintain campus roadways and paths. Please check this page for changes and updates.

WSU Vancouver telephones are out of service

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 8:15am

Attention WSU Vancouver

Tuesday 9/10/2013
Campus telephones are not working due to an equipment malfunction. The outage includes all campus telephones AND Emergency Blue Light Phone Stanchions. Information Technology is working on the problem as a priority. Required parts and service are being procured with intent of returning service this evening or by morning tomorrow.

Please use cell phones during the outage to report emergencies or call 911.

Public Safety and Facilities staff are equipped with radios and are patrolling campus. If you have an emergency, please contact one of them for assistance.

Public Safety can be reached during the telephone outage via pager (use your cell phone) at 360-690-1527 or email at

Thank you for your help during this outage.

Be smart about protecting your property at work

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 8:45am

Summer is a time when we may have fewer employees on campus due to vacations and summer schedules. This can signal opportunity to thieves looking to take personal belongings from work areas. While WSU Vancouver has not experienced recent property theft, WSU Vancouver police recommend the following practices to keep your belongings safe at work:

  • Be aware of anyone in your area who may not belong there e.g. someone hanging around or walking through looking at desks. Ask anyone you don’t know if you can help them and/or what their business in that area is. Don’t hesitate to call 6-9001, 911 or 690-1527 if you notice anyone suspicious, try to get the most accurate description such as race, age, clothing, hair color, glasses or facial hair, etc. If you can do so safely, try and watch where the individual goes so that Public Safety will have a direction of travel.
  • Never leave your property unattended, not even for a moment.
  • Engrave your personal items (calculators, laptop computers, etc.) with your driver's license or other owner-applied numbers.
  • Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. These are proof that the property is yours and will aid in the reporting process and recovery.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and always report missing or stolen property immediately. WSU Vancouver police will assist you in trying to recover your property.

Clark County Department of Public Health reports Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is at epidemic levels in Washington

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 10:30am

Whooping cough has reached epidemic levels in Washington.

This according to Clark County Public Health:

Information about Pertussis (Whooping Cough) can be found at the Centers for Disease Control website:

Babies are at highest risk, so it's important that everyone else get vaccinated to protect them! To get vaccinated, call your provider or pharmacy. Many pharmacies offer walk-in Tdap vaccinations. If you don’t have health insurance, you can contact Sea Mar Community Health Center at (360) 852-9070.