University of Virginia


Emergency Information

What to do in an emergency:

  1. Remain calm, use common sense, and give assistance as needed.
  2. Call 9-911 from within the University (or 434-924-2012) or 911 on cell or non-University phones.
  3. Evacuate buildings immediately upon request of authorities, upon hearing an alarm, or when remaining inside is dangerous or life-threatening.
  4. Know the location of at least two emergency exits close to your working/living areas.
  5. Students are reminded to contact their parents as soon as it is practical to do this, using a pre-arranged method of communication (e-mail or text messaging is recommended).

What NOT to do in an emergency:

  1. Do not use the telephone except to report the emergency situation.
  2. Do not use elevators.
  3. Do not jeopardize your life or the lives of others by attempting to save personal or University property.
  4. Do not cross police barriers without authorization.
  5. Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.


Hazardous Weather

For local weather information go to the National Weather Service forecast for Charlottesville, VA.

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