What should I do in an emergency situation?
If there is a threat to people, property, facilities, or otherwise:
Note: It is not necessary to dial 8 on your campus phone when calling 911
- Remain calm
- Report the type of emergency:
- Criminal or threatening behavior
- Major flooding
- Chemical spill
- Radiation contamination
- Biological contamination
- Terrorist threat
- Report your location
How are campus-wide emergency notifications made?
In case of campus emergencies, the University uses multiple communications to notify the campus community, including tone alert radios, outdoor warning systems, on-the-ground public safety personnel, email, the University home page, and SAFE-U.
612-301-SAFE: For messages about weather, safety, and health emergencies on the Twin Cities campus, call 301-SAFE (612-301-7233).
Building Emergency Plans
Every building on campus should have an up-to-date Building Emergency Plan. The primary objective of this plan is to ensure everyone leaves the building safely, or sheltered in-place as appropriate, and occupants are accounted for after evacuation. Development and maintenance of a building emergency plan is a participatory process with building occupants providing leadership and serving in roles to ensure plan objectives are met.