Personal Response

Pacific University uses mobile phone text messaging, email, the University website and local news media to alert students, faculty and staff about campus emergencies, or weather closures/delays.

Major Storms and Power Outages

In the event of a major storm or prolonged power outage, students should prepare and respond in the following manner:

  • Have flashlights and batteries ready as well as bottled water. Candles should not be used as a method of temporary light.
  • Make sure your mobile phone is charged so that you can receive text or email messages from the university providing you with instructions
  • If available, tune into the local radio and/or TV stations listed on this site for information about the storm or event
  • If a prolonged power outage occurs, students should remain in their residence halls until further guidance is received

Imminent Threat Plan

If a person on campus is actively causing physical harm to people or there is an imminent threat of harm, Pacific University recommends the following procedures:

  • Lock yourself in your residence hall room, classroom or office
  • Do not remain in open hallways or outdoor/indoor courtyards and plazas
  • Barricade your office, classroom or residence hall room with furniture and other items to prevent the threat from entering the room
  • Lock the windows and close the blinds to your room
  • If possible, call 911 to report the incident and contact Campus Public Safety at 503-352-2230
  • Do not sound the fire alarm since this would cause occupants to evacuate the building
  • Expect a text message or email from the university providing you with information about the incident and instructions on what to do