Campus Updates

Noon Update, November 26, 2014

NOTE: This will be the last three-times daily update (7 a.m., noon and 4 p.m.) unless the situation in the St. Louis region warrants a return to the schedule. If events change and we have concerns about safety, security or campus operations, we will communicate with the Washington University community and provide updates on this page. 

What’s happening on and around campus:
All campuses are open and running as scheduled. Normal operations are expected to continue heading into and following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Important information for faculty, staff, students:
Make sure all contact information in HRMS or WebSTAC is correct in case you need to be reached by email and/or text message. Bookmark this page. In the event of an emergency, important notifications will be posted at

For students who are continuing to travel home for the Thanksgiving holiday, here is some important information:

  • Lambert St. Louis International airport remains open. For complete and updated airport information, visit The public transportation train system MetroLink is also running as scheduled. For updated public transportation information, visit
  • The university is providing a free airport shuttle today, Wednesday, Nov. 26, that continues through 3 p.m., departing every half hour on the half-hour from the Clocktower on the South 40.
  • Taxis are available by calling County Cab at 314-993-TAXI (8294), Laclede Cab at 314-652-3456, or another local cab company. There is a taxi stand on Shepley Drive on the South 40.

Opportunities to engage:
If you wish to express yourself following the events of the past few days, please give some reflection on how you can do so safely and thoughtfully. If you need support during this stressful time, reach out to available resources, an adviser or supervisor, a friend or a family member.

For a list of currently scheduled programming related to the events in Ferguson, visit here.

External sources for news:
For general information about what’s happening in the region, local media outlets such as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis American, St. Louis Public Radio, KMOV-TV, KSDK-TV, KTVI-TV and KMOX-AM are useful sources.