Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Procedures

The Inclement Weather/Suspension of Operations Policy describes the policy and procedures that UW Bothell/Cascadia uses to suspend operations due to inclement weather such as snow, flood or severe storms. This document is updated annually.

In consultation with the Chancellor, the UW Bothell Weather Team will take the lead on notifying appropriate persons and organizations in the event of a campus closure. All institutional partners will be contacted including Cascadia College and our vendor service providers.

Information on the suspension of classes or campus operations will be available from the following notification systems:

  • UW Bothell Information Line:  425-352-3333
  • UW Bothell Website Homepage:
  • UW Alert System (receive text message alerts and/or email):
  • Public School Emergency Communication System: www.flashalert.
  • UW Bothell Facebook Page:
  • UW Bothell Twitter Page:
  • AlertUs Desktop Notification: message alerts scroll on UW Bothell computers
  • Local television and radio media outlets
  • UWB Advisory email to Faculty and Staff, and Students (if possible)

For Traffic and Weather conditions you may consult the following sites:

Campus-wide closures at UWB will be decided by "class blocks" based on when a class begins. Decisions will be made as close to the target announcement time as the weather allows.

Class Block


Decision to be made by

Early Morning Classes

7:00am to 11:00am


Daytime Classes

11:00am to 4:30pm


Early Evening Classes

4:30pm to 8:00pm


Late Evening Classes

8:00pm to 10:00pm