Student Preparedness

Leaving home for college can be scary, especially when emergencies strike and your family can’t be there. But being prepared is within reach with just a few simple steps. Start by learning about the potential hazards in the Pacific Northwest and creating an emergency kit. Discussing risks with your roommates and friends can also make a big difference in staying safe during an emergency. Don’t let fear take over - take control and be prepared.

Pacific Northwest Hazards

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States is known for its beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity, but it is also home to several natural hazards that residents and visitors need to be aware of. Here are some of the most common natural hazards in the Pacific Northwest:

Emergency Supply Kits

Having an emergency supply kit is essential for college students who may face unexpected situations or disasters while away from home. Here are some items that should be included in an emergency supply kit for college students:

Emergency Planning

Whether it’s natural disasters, medical emergencies, or other unexpected situations, having an emergency plan tailored to your needs can provide you with a sense of security and empower you to take control of any crisis. You are encouraged to collaborate with your roommates, as together you can develop an effective emergency plan that not only ensures your safety and well-being but also strengthens the bonds of community and preparedness among your peers.