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Campus Safety Parent & Family Programs

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

UC San Diego 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.

UC San Diego Police Department

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

Campus Advocacy Resources & Education

CARE at SARC is the UC San Diego 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. For more information call (858) 534-HELP.

UC San Diego 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) 246-4357

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:

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parent and Family Top Questions

Got questions? Use this resource to find answers to all your frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273 |