Campus Safety

Use these resources to stay informed of campus alerts, emergencies, and safety; in addition to preventative information to keep your student safe and well.

UCSD Emergency Operations Plan

The campus's Emergency Operations Plan provides the framework for an organized and trained response to various human-caused and natural emergency situations including fires, hazardous spills, earthquakes, flooding, explosion, and civil disorders.

UCSD Police Department

The Police Department is located on campus near Warren College, and patrols the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Clery Report on Campus Security: The annual Clery Report includes statistics about crimes and other security incidents reported to campus security authorities in the past three years.
  • Campus Security Officer Program: The CSO Program employs only UCSD students and offers many safety-related services, including year-round campus safety escorts.

Campus Advocacy Resources & Education

CARE at SARC is the UCSD advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking). CARE is on call 24 hours a day and on weekends through the year | (858) 534-HELP


UCSD Campus Emergency Contacts

Type of emergency Call
General Emergency

Land Line: 9-1-1

Cell Phone: 858-538-HELP or 858-534-4357

Campus Emergency Status Information *

(888) 308-8273

Environment, Health & Safety

(858) 534-3660

Facilities Management

(858) 534-2930

Office of the Ombuds

(858) 534-0777

Counseling and Psychological Services

(858) 534-3755

Rape (Student Safety Awareness / CARE)

(858) 534-5793

Sexual Harassment

(858) 534-8298

Student Health Service

(858) 534-2165

Telephone/ Data/ Repair Service

(858) 534-1853

Note: When using a cell phone to call for an emergency on campus, dial (858) 534-HELP.

Dialing 911 from a cell phone will reach the nearest California Highway Patrol, and not the UCSD Campus police.

* UCSD Campus Emergency Status Info:

Recorded message: (888) 308-8273 (308-UCSD) | Email: emergency@ucsd.edu

In the event of a major emergency affecting the campus, call the toll-free number for a recorded message for real-time updates on possible campus closures, interruption of classes and work schedules, and any special instructions to faculty, staff, and students.

The phone number is maintained through an out-of-state telecommunication service to ensure it will be available following an earthquake or other major disaster.