Health & Safety Alert: The City of Westfield’s risk level for the mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) illness has been elevated to high. In addition to sharing and encouraging individual precautions with the campus community, the University has rescheduled outdoor campus activities to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, until further notice. More Information

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Emergency Preparedness for Families

Preparing for emergencies on campus is a shared responsibility among the Westfield State administrators, faculty, staff, students and their families. This page serves as a reference guide for parents of Westfield State students.

Communication During an Emergency:

In the event of an emergency, your student will receive information via text messages (if the student signs up), e-mail, and the Westfield State Homepage and other campus alerts where appropriate.

To stay informed about incidents effecting the Westfield State University community, sign up to receive text alerts by texting WSUALERT to 67283 or bookmark the Westfield State homepage for official status updates.

Help Your Student Prepare:

Encourage your student to prepare a communications plan, an evacuation plan, and to build an emergency kit. See the student page for details.