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Location University Hall
Room 317
CA 94720-1150
Emergency Contacts Immediate Emergency Numbers
    • 911 from either a campus telephone or any public telephone.
    • From a cell phone, call 642-3333 to reach the UC Berkeley Police.
    • From a cell phone, call 981-5911 to reach the City of Berkeley Police.

      Campus Emergency Information
      During a major emergency, campus information may be found at:
      • Telephone:1-800-705-9998
      • On the Web:
      • On the radio: KALX Radio Station (UC Berkeley) 90.7 FM
      • UC Utility Hotline(PP-CS) 1-800-979-9995

American Red Cross "Safe and Well" (formerly UC Berkeley People Locator)

During and after an emergency that affects the UC Berkeley campus, there will be an immediate need to collect and disseminate information about individuals' status, location and welfare. The experiences of the Southeast Asia Tsunami (2004) and Hurricane Katrina (2005) demonstrated the need for official tools to fill the communication gap. UC Berkeley originally created a central, official site (People Locator) that provided authenticated communication between UC officials, students/faculty/staff, and campus community members' families for use in an emergency.  Since its inception the American Red Cross has developed a universal “Safe and Well” system that provides that needed” peace of mind” by enabling family and friends to easily communicate. Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on “Safe and Well” can be found at .   

If you had previously signed up for “People Locator”, please visit the “Safe and Well” website and sign-up and don’t forget to pass the word along to your family and friends.

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Non-emergency Numbers

  • University Police 642-6760
  • Environment, Health & Safety 642-3073
  • Physical Plant - Campus Services 642-1032

    Medical Facilities Tang Center Clinic, 2222 Bancroft Way
  • 642-2000 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday - Saturday (Monday - Friday during the summer)
  • Tang Center Urgent Care 642-3188 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday - Saturday (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday, during the summer)
  • Alta Bates Medical Center, 2450 Ashby Avenue 204-1303 Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

    Non-campus Emergency Information

Emergency Notification Procedures

When you call 9-1-1 (or any other emergency number) from a campus location to request emergency assistance, you will be connected to the University Police Dispatch Center. Call from a safe location and remember to:

  • Stay calm.
  • Be prepared to answer the following questions:
    • Where is the emergency located?
    • What is the emergency? (fire, medical, hazardous material, etc.)
    • How did it happen?
    • When did it happen?
    • Who are you? (your name)
  • Gather any other information that may be useful for the emergency responders (e.g. are there any injuries involved?)
  • Do not hang up until instructed to do so by the dispatcher.

You do not need to know all the answers to these questions, but quickly gather as much information as you can. Give a telephone number or safe location where the emergency responders can call or meet you, and wait for the responders at that safe location.



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