Emergency Communications

Stay Connected: Campus Alerts

8:58 a.m. Feb. 22, 2019

Update: Campus Power Restored

The campus power has been restored. All classes today that start at 10 a.m. or later will be held as scheduled. Classes starting at 9:30 a.m. are still canceled.

8:48 a.m. Feb. 22, 2019

Campus Power Outage

9:30 a.m. classes are canceled today due to campus power outage. Snohomish County PUD is estimating that campus power will be restored at 10:30 a.m. Check back for updates.

8:19 a.m. Feb. 22, 2019

Campus Power Outage

8:30 a.m. classes are canceled due to campus power outage. Check back for updates.

Feb. 14, 2019

A Message from the President

Juheon Kim
Juheon Kim

I was saddened to learn that Juheon Kim, an international student from Korea, has been declared a missing person according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We are working closely with Lynnwood police who are leading the investigation.

I am sharing this information in hopes that he is found safe and in good health. Juheon was last seen around 3 p.m. yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 13.

For more information, please see the Lynnwood Police Department release. If you have any knowledge of Juheon’s whereabouts or any information that may assist police in locating him, please contact:

Lynnwood police by emailing Detective Sergeant Doug Teachworth at dteachworth@lynnwoodwa.gov or calling 425.670.5616 (or 9-1-1).

During this difficult time, we have resources available to help our students with the anxiety and uncertainty they may feel. Our Counseling and Resource Center is in Mountlake Terrace Hall, room 145, and staff can be reached at 425.640.1358.

Together with his family, we remain hopeful for Juheon’s safe and timely return. I will update the campus community when there is new information.


Amit B. Singh, Ph.D

President, Edmonds Community College


4:30 a.m. Feb. 14, 2019

Due to icy road conditions, Edmonds Community College will delay its opening until 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. All classes and activities with a start time before 9:30 a.m. are canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of the college's delayed opening. 

We urge all students and employees to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. Parking lots and side walks throughout campus may be icy. The college asks students and employees to take extra precautions while walking throughout campus:

  • Allow ample time to walk from your car to class. In slippery conditions, it is imperative
    that you take care to slow down.
  • When walking on an icy or snow-covered walkway, take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction.
  • Bending your knees a little and taking slower steps can greatly reduce your chances of falling.

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements. College employees, please use your own best judgment to get to campus safely and work with your supervisor to make other arrangements as necessary.

Take care of yourself and be safe!

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. and at 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. 


8:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 2019

Due to icy road conditions, Edmonds Community College will delay its opening until 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. All classes and activities with a start time before 10 a.m. are canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of the college's delayed opening. We will assess the weather conditions again in the early morning and notify students and employees of any changes in campus operations by 6:30 a.m. via Triton Alert.

We urge all students and employees to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. Parking lots and side walks throughout campus may be icy. The college asks students and employees to take extra precautions while walking throughout campus:

  • Allow ample time to walk from your car to class. In slippery conditions, it is imperative
    that you take care to slow down.
  • When walking on an icy or snow-covered walkway, take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction.
  • Bending your knees a little and taking slower steps can greatly reduce your chances of falling.

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements. College employees, please use your own best judgment to get to campus safely and work with your supervisor to make other arrangements as necessary.

Take care of yourself and be safe!

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. and at 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. 


7 p.m. Feb. 11, 2019

Due to continued inclement weather and unsafe driving conditions, Edmonds Community College will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 12. All classes (including evening and online classes) and activities canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of tomorrow's college closure. Thank you!

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. and at 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!


6:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 2019

Due to continued inclement weather and unsafe driving conditions, Edmonds Community College will be closed Monday, Feb. 11. All classes (including evening and online classes) and activities canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of tomorrow's college closure. Thank you!

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. and at 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!


10:30 p.m. Feb. 7, 2019

Safety is Edmonds Community College's number one priority. With a heavy snow storm in the forecast for tomorrow and through the weekend, Edmonds CC will close at 12 p.m. on Fri. Feb. 8. Any classes/activities that start after 12 p.m. are canceled. For online classes with assignments/activities due after 12 p.m., that deadline is canceled until after the closure. The campus will remain closed throughout the weekend. Any classes and activities scheduled Sat. and Sun. Feb. 9-10 are canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of the college's early closure. We urge all students and employees to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety.

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. and at 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. 

Stay warm, take care of yourself, and be safe!

The Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management has released the following planning and preparation tips for the impending storm:

What’s coming? People in Snohomish County should get ready for at least one, possibly two, big winter storms through Monday.  Snow could begin sticking on local roads by early afternoon Friday with the heaviest amounts Friday night. By Saturday morning, there may be several inches. Travel on Snohomish County roads – even main highways – could be difficult and potentially dangerous. At the same time, a wind storm is forecast with gusts up to 45 mph. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing through Sunday. Another snow storm is possible late Sunday night or Monday morning. 

What should I do? Take time to prepare - now. Get your grocery shopping done before the roads become more difficult to drive. Top off the gas tanks in your cars or other vehicles. Protect your pets from the cold. Check on elderly neighbors and those with special needs. They may need your help getting ready, too. 

Prepare to be without electricity. Snow and wind may lead to power outages. With so many homes heated by electricity in Snohomish County, that’s a big concern. Be ready. Update your emergency kit with food, water, flashlight, matches and blankets. Also make sure cell phones are charged before the storm. The Snohomish County PUD asks you to report outage to 425.783.1001 or outagemap.snopud.com. 

Park your car. Snohomish County Public Works crews will be out plowing and sanding to keep primary routes open, but the fewer drivers on the road the better.  It also makes it easier for emergency responders to get help to those who need it most. 

Plan to stay home. The snow is likely to stick around. Give yourself a break from dangerous conditions. 

If you must go out. Talk over your travel plans with others in your home, even if the trip is just a few miles. 

Be safe. The weather headed this way has the potential to create terrible road conditions and power outages. County officials ask that you to take steps to prepare now. Better to be safe than sorry. When each of us is prepared, our whole community is prepared. 

Resources: 

Snow and Ice Response 

Road closure 

Priority routes 

Real-time road conditions from WSDOT 

SnoPUD Outage Map 


8:45 p.m. Feb. 5, 2019

Due to icy road conditions, Edmonds Community College will delay its opening until 10 a.m., Wed. Feb. 6. All classes and activities with a start time before 10 a.m. have been canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of the college's delayed opening. We urge all students and employees to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety.

Parking lots and side walks throughout campus may be icy. The college asks students and employees to take extra precautions while walking throughout campus:

  • Allow ample time to walk from your car to class. In slippery conditions, it is imperative
    that you take care to slow down.
  • When walking on an icy or snow-covered walkway, take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction.
  • Bending your knees a little and taking slower steps can greatly reduce your chances of falling.

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements. College employees, please use your own best judgment to get to campus safely and work with your supervisor to make other arrangements as necessary.

Be safe!


9:45 p.m. Feb. 4, 2019

Due to unsafe driving conditions, Edmonds Community College will be closed Tues., Feb. 5. All classes (including evening and online classes) and activities canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of today’s college closure. Thank you!

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. and at 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!


4:30 a.m. Feb. 4, 2019

Due to severe weather conditions, Edmonds Community College is closed today, Mon., Feb. 4. All classes (including evening and online classes) and activities canceled. Please do your part to help inform the college community of today’s college closure. Thank you!

How we decide: In emergency conditions, Edmonds Community College makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. and at 3 p.m., if not sooner if it is possible. Key information is posted first on the college website and a Triton Alert is sent via text and email messages. We'll err on the side of staying open to fulfill our mission whenever possible, but we expect individuals to err on the side of protecting their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!


10:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2019

Update to Jan. 16 Triton Alert and Campus Safety

Message from the President - Dr. Amit B. Singh
Jan. 17, 2019

The safety of our students and employees is our top priority. Edmonds CC Campus Safety and Security officers are on campus 24/7, and we are taking additional measures to ensure the safety of our campus:

  • Campus Safety and Security will be increasing vehicle patrols on campus, extending patrol hours, and have at least one extra officer in the day and evening.
  • The Lynnwood Police Department will also be increasing its patrols of our campus.

I urge students and employees to be vigilant and to take the following safety precautions both on and off campus:

  • Be aware of your surroundings when walking. Walking while distracted or unable to hear what’s around you puts you at risk.
  • Use only one earbud if listening to music or talking on the phone.
  • Travel with a friend or a buddy.
  • Choose routes that are well lit and populated whenever possible.
  • Locate convenient, well-lighted, frequently used bus stops.
  • Check transit schedules in advance and avoid waiting alone at bus stops.

I also want you to know we’re here for you.

  • Our Counseling and Resource Center is available to support Edmonds CC students. The Center in located in Mountlake Terrace Hall, Room 145, and staff can be reached by phone at 425.640.1358.
    24/7 call crisis services are available both locally and nationally:
    • Snohomish County Care Crisis Line: 425.258.HELP (4357)
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Edmonds CC HEART (Edmonds CC Healthy Relationships Team) provides education, support, and advocacy to our campus community.  
    • Our confidential HEART Advocate started this week. Her name is Amanda Greene, and she will be on campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Wellness Center, Lynnwood Hall, Room 236B.
    • Anyone can drop in the Wellness Center or the Counseling Center any day of the week to request confidential victim services for sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Our HEART Team works with our local community partners Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse and Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County to be able to support victims any day or time. Those phone numbers are:
      • 24-hour sexual assault crisis line: 425.252.4800
      • 24-hour domestic violence support line: 425.252.2873
  • Employees are encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and may contact the Human Resources office at 425.640.1400 for additional information or call EAP to set up a confidential appointment at 1.800.648.5834.

Edmonds CC supports a culture of reporting behaviors of concern to maintain a safe learning and working environment. REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Safety and Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.

If additional information is available, we will update you. In the meantime, we are working with our Campus Safety and Security office and Lynnwood Police Department to support your safety on campus.


4 p.m. Jan. 16, 2019

Timely Warning: Sexual assault reported on campus

Campus Safety and Security has been notified of a sexual assault on campus. The assault was reported as taking place between 9 and 10 a.m. today on the service road near the Horticulture buildings. Preliminary information indicates two or more males in a white passenger vehicle pulled the reporting individual into the vehicle where a sexual assault has been reported to have occurred.

Anyone who believes they may have additional information about this crime is asked to call Campus Safety and Security at 425.754.0154.

We urge our students and employees to be aware and take the following precautions to increase their safety both on and off campus:

  • Choose routes that are well lit and populated whenever possible.
  • Locate convenient, well-lighted, frequently used bus stops.
  • Check transit schedules in advance and avoid waiting alone at bus stops.
  • Be sure you can hear what is happening around you (use only use one earbud if listening to music or talking on the phone).
  • Travel with a friend.

If you are attacked:

  • Be physically and psychologically prepared to defend yourself.
  • When faced with danger, stay calm, think rationally, and find a way to escape.
  • Observe as much as you can about the physical characteristics, clothing, and behavior of the assailant.

This information will be important in the police investigation.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds Community College urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Safety and Security.

Victims of any form of sexual assault are encouraged to seek confidential support at the Counseling and Resource Center in Mountlake Terrace Hall 145 (www.edcc.edu/counseling or 425.640.1358).  

Edmonds CC offers support and resources for those in need.  If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, here are some resources to help:

Our Counseling and Resource Center is available to support Edmonds CC students. The Center in located in Mountlake Terrace Hall, Room 145, and staff can be reached by phone at 425.640.1358.

24/7 call crisis services are available both locally and nationally:

  • Snohomish County Care Crisis Line: 425.258.HELP (4357).
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Employees are encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and may contact the Human Resources office for additional information or call EAP to set up a confidential appointment at 1.800.648.5834.

Our college supports a culture of reporting behaviors of concern to maintain a safe learning and working environment.

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Safety and Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.


What if It Snows?

In inclement weather, Edmonds Community College typically makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes (or as early as circumstances allow). Then we start getting the word out.

The college seeks to stay open to fulfill its mission whenever possible — so, most likely, it will be classes as usual for the college — but individuals should protect their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency.


Important notice to students, employees, and the community:

Due to ongoing fire and safety concerns of the National Fire Protection Association, Edmonds Community College prohibits the use, possession, or storage of "hoverboard" style transport devices on campus property. This includes but is not limited to student housing, classrooms, meeting space, walkways, hallways, and open courtyards.