Current Weather Advisories
This page providesspecific weather event updates and general guidelines for staying safe during weather events. Urgent updates will be emailed to the entire campus.
For the most current weather information, view the National Weather Service's detailed forecast for the area surrounding SJSU campus.
On this Page
- Current Notices
- Challenges Getting to Campus: What to Do
- County-Specific Emergency Information
- Transit Agency Updates
- Internet and Network Issues: How to Report
- Weather-Related Issues on Campus: What to Do
- Personal Preparedness: Emergency Kits, Safety Plans, Household Safety
- Community Resources: Warming Centers, Sandbags
Week of February 19, 2024
We are anticipating a series of storms this week and into the weekend. Storms, rain and high wind are typical for this time of year, and no impacts to campus operations are anticipated at this time.
Unless we communicate specifically otherwise:
- On-campus classes will continue as scheduled
- The SRAC, Student Union and Wellness Center will be open as scheduled during regular hours
- Sporting events at the Events Center will happen as scheduled
- Employees are expected to report to their respective work locations, if on campus, for scheduled shifts
- Please note that some teams or classes may choose to go remote during severe weather. Campus will remain open for employee or student-serving services to the fullest extent possible. Departments, faculty and supervisors/managers are encouraged to communicate with their employees or students whether they will not be on campus or unavailable in person.
If there are any impacts to campus facilities such as roof or window leaks, internet or network outages, or flooding of any kind, call the Facilities Development and Operations (FD&O) work control desk at (408) 924-1990.
For any issues with facilities, after hours (before 8:00 am, after 5:00 pm, or on weekends), report issues to UPD (408) 924-2222.
Challenges Getting to Campus
The university always plans to have all offices and services operational and available to the fullest extent possible while maintaining a safe working environment. Worsening conditions in seasonal weather, most notably during the winter months, may affect everyone's ability to get to campus. Students who are unable to get to campus for class or work, should contact their faculty or supervisors. Staff and faculty facing challenges in reporting to or performing work because of weather-related conditions in your area, should communicate directly with their supervisor or appropriate administrator.
For employees whose supervisor is not available, or they are unsure of whom to contact, call:
- Julie Paisant at 408-924-2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Stacey Elsibai at 408-924-2142 or email email@example.com in University Personnel.
Regional Resources for the Most Up-to-Date Information
Here is a brief list of resources where you can get information about road conditions and mass transit updates related to weather.
Report Internet and Network Access Issues
If you are on campus and experiencing issues related to internet and network access or storm damage, please contact IT and let your manager/supervisor/department leadership or professor know.
Report Campus Safety Issues
Did you spot a leak in a campus building? A downed tree on campus? Has your building lost power? Report weather-related instances of damage immediately so further damage can be prevented. Do not assume an issue has already been reported.
- Call the Facilities Development and Operations customer service desk at (408) 924-1990 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mondays to Fridays.
For Non-Emergency Services or After-Hours
- Dial 4-2222 on campus phones to contact SJSU UPD
- Call (408) 924-2222 on any phone to contact SJSU UPD
- Use any campus Blue Light phone [pdf] to contact SJSU UPD
For Emergency Services Call 911
- Injuries caused by downed power lines, trees, flooding, etc.
Stay Ready for Any Event
As a precaution, the National Weather Service offers this personal preparation list:
- Update your contact information for Alert SJSU to receive campus safety notices
- Keep extra supplies of shelf-stable food that does not require refrigeration like canned or boxed food and bottled water, in case you have to stay home and cannot travel
- Pack a “go bag” in case of emergency evacuation
- Sample items: spare clothes; phone charger; bottled water; spare pair of closed-toe shoes; packable jacket; non-perishable snacks; medications; identification documents.
- Keep important documents together
- Keep physical copies in one place or in a "go bag"
- Store scanned copies of identification documents, leases, renters insurance, medical insurance, auto insurance, medical records and prescriptions in a digital drive or storage platform (e.g., Google Drive)
- Plan for pet needs with extra food and keep important documents together and in case of evacuation
- Prepare for flooding
- Turn Around Don't Drown - six inches of moving water is enough to knock over an adult and 12 inches of moving water can carry away cars. Never walk through or drive through bodies of water on roadways as they can be deeper than they appear. Avoid rivers and streams during storms.
- Find your nearest sandbag pickup location
- Learn more about flood safety from the National Weather Service
- Prepare for bad air quality
- When there are fires in California, the air quality around campus can sometimes pose health risks. .
- Signing up for your county’s emergency information system.
- Santa Clara County’s is AlertSCC
- Learn how to stay safe using state-provided and approved resources and guides available at Listos California
- Review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for emergency safety.
- Review Red Cross guidelines for extreme heat safety, earthquake safety, wildfire safety, flood safety, and all other emergencies.
The public is encouraged to help address problems quickly by calling (408) 794-1900 to report clogged storm drains, flooding in the streets, fallen trees or branches, or other storm-related hazards.
- Call the County of Santa Clara, Here 4 You Call Center hotline (408) 385-2400 for assistance.
- HomeFirst Homeless Helpline: Call (408) 539-2105 or e-mail Home First Helpline to
access the City of San José's Overnight Warming Location (OWL) program.
- HomeFirst’s Outreach team provides access to emergency shelter, showers, laundry, meals, medical services, case management, employment training, and more.
- Santa Clara County Parks and Trails closure information and updates
Free Community Sandbag Pickup Locations provided by Valley Water