Emergency & Safety Information


Storrs Campus: Dial 9-1-1 (Cell or campus landline)
Regional Campuses – Dial 9-1-1 (Cell) or 8-9-1-1 (Campus landline)
Health Center – Dial 7-7-7-7 (Campus landline)

Also See: Employee Safety Requirements

  • Campus Safety

  • Campus safety is a vital concern at the University of Connecticut. Detailed policies and procedures are in place to address all manner of emergency situations affecting persons and/or property.
  • An overview of campus safety procedures and emergency and routine contact information can be found on the University’s Campus Safety web page.
  • LINK: Campus Safety
  • Division of Public and Environmental Safety

    1. The Division of Public and Environmental Safety oversees the handling of safety and emergency concerns. The Division is composed of: the Police Department; Fire Department; Fire Marshall & Building Inspector; Locksmith Department; and Environmental Health & Safety.
  • LINK: Public and Environmental Safety
  • Alert Notification System

    1. In the event of an emergency, the University community is notified through the Alert Notification System, including: website alerts, text messages, email, voice mail, outdoor sirens and Code Blue Phone Kiosks.
    2. You can register your cell phone number on the Alert Notification System website to receive text messages regarding campus emergencies.


It is strongly recommended that you register your cell phone number with the Alert Notification System.
  • LINK:
    Alert Notification System & Cell phone Registration
  • Emergency Closings Due to Severe Weather

    1. In the event of severe weather, such as snow storms, it may be necessary to cancel some or all classes. Emergency closings are announced on the Emergency Closing
      web page, the University home page, and cell phone text messages through the Alert Notification System.
    2. 24 hour Emergency Closing Infoline (Storrs): (860) 486-3768
  • LINK: Emergency Closing web page
  • Building & Emergency Contact List

    1. The Building & Emergency Contact List (BEC List) is a web application that stores, manages, and accesses emergency contact information for the University buildings at the Storrs and regional campuses, and the School of Law.
    2. The site is accessible with a NetID to find out who the BEC is in a given department within a building.  It is used by dispatchers and communicators
      in Public Safety and Facilities for emergencies and for sending messages to BECs about important building-related information
  • LINK: Building & Emergency Contact (BEC) List
  • Environmental Incidents/Spill Response


    Storrs Campus: Dial 9-1-1 (Cell or campus landline)
    Regional Campuses – Dial 9-1-1 (Cell) or 8-9-1-1 (Campus landline)
    Health Center – Dial 7-7-7-7 (Campus landline)
    Such incidents include: fire, explosion, flooding, electrical and any incident which has an impact on the environment.
    1. For non-emergency issues involving the outdoor environment, contact the Office of Environmental Policy.
  • LINK: Office of Environmental Policy
    1. For non-emergency issues involving indoor environmental quality, contact Department of Environmental Health & Safety
  • LINK: Environmental Health & Safety
  • Public Health or Workplace Concerns

    1. For non-emergency concerns, Environmental Health & Safety provides assistance to the University community in evaluating and addressing potential hazards.
    2. Human Resources (HR) maintains two websites with information regarding safety and respect in the workplace.
  • LINK: Contact Environmental Health & Safety
  • LINK: HR – Resources for a Respectful Workplace
  • LINK: HR – Staying Safe In the Workplace
  • Mental Health

    1. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential assessment, brief counseling and referral service available to all faculty and staff.  It is designed to assist in the identification and resolution of any personal problem that may be affecting job performance.  For more information, visit the Human Resources Benefits website.
  • LINK: Employee Assistance Program
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