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Emergency Plan

It is the goal of Washington Adventist University to provide the safest environment possible by complying with all federal, state, and county safety and health regulations, as well as various University guidelines and protocols. This Emergency Response Plan document provides an organizational and procedural framework for managing emergencies, with emphasis on preparedness and response. It provides guidance for preparing for and responding to emergencies.

In the event of an emergency, students, faculty and staff will be notified through various communication modes including cellphone, landline, email, and text alerts.  School closing announcements will be aired on local television stations and WGTS 91.9-FM In the event of weather disturbances or school delays and closings, please call WAU Weather line,301-891-4567.

To sign up for emergency alerts either by email and/or phone click here.


WAU Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Contact List

Summer Weather Safety

Winter Weather Safety


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.