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Emergency Alerts

In the event of an emergency requiring immediate campus-wide communication, official information and instructions will be posted to this page.

UR Alert

The University of Richmond has a comprehensive system in place—called UR Alert—to send emergency updates and instructions via voice, text, and e-mail messages to faculty, staff, and students. Visit the UR Alert page for more information and sign-up instructions.

Contact Information

UR Police, emergency
(804) 289-8911 (911 from a campus phone)

UR Police, non-emergency
(804) 289-8715

UR Switchboard
(804) 289-8000

UR Hotline
(804) 289-8760

Outdoor Warning System

The University of Richmond (UR) has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) with multi‐channel communication capabilities.  One component of the ENS is the Outdoor Warning System (OWS).  The OWS consists of clusters of outdoor speakers centrally located on campus. It is capable of playing a recorded message or live audio from the UR Police Department Dispatcher. The system is most frequently used to alert persons outside to seek shelter indoors immediately due to an approaching tornado.

The OWS will be tested once a semester.  The timing of these tests will be announced in advance.