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

During an emergency impacting campus, the University of Richmond will use UR Alert to provide critical, safety information via text messages, email, and phone calls. UR Alert is dependent on an individual “opt‐in” registration in order to receive alert messages. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for the service. Visit the UR Alert page for more information and sign-up instructions.


Monthly Test
To ensure that the Outdoor Warning System is working properly, 30-second tests will take place on the first Monday of every month at 1:25 p.m.  Please be aware of these regularly scheduled tests, and do not be alarmed when you hear them.
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