Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. The likelihood of a large earthquake occurring in the Puget Sound region is high. Therefore, it is important to know safety precautions during an earthquake.


  • If inside, stay there
  • If outside, get into an open area


  • Get under a desk or table, or stand in a doorway or corner
  • Stay clear of windows, bookcases or mirrors
  • Extinguish any open flames our sources of ignition immediately
  • If in a multi-story building, stay on the same floor. An evacuation may not be necessary. Wait for instructions from safety personnel


  • DO NOT use elevators
  • DO NOT rush for doors
  • DO NOT re-enter buildings until notified OK to do so by officials

Contact Campus Safety

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: From any campus phone, dial 3350. All other phones 253-288-3350.

Safety Requests:

Director of Campus Safety & TransportationDerek Ronnfeldt