The University of Washington is trying to account for its students, faculty, and staff currently in Belgium. According to a statement, the school "does not have any students registered in programs in Belgium for winter or spring quarter 2016. According to our travel registry, we do not have any faculty or staff in Belgium. "
However, because it is spring break, "students studying in other European locations may be traveling around the continent."
"Out of an abundance of caution, we are working to account for the safety of all of our students currently studying in Europe," the statement reads.
On its website, UW Office of Global Affairs is advising students to find a safe place, notify family of their whereabouts, and to follow the instructions of authorities and university officials.
The website also includes emergency contact numbers and procedures for students and staff overseas, including a UW International Emergency Phone Line (001-206-632-0153), which is answered by the UW Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.