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Campus Safety

Your student’s safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to us. Familiarize yourself with our emergency procedures and resources, our campus police department, and our re-envisioned approach to campus safety and security.

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Campus Emergency Contacts

Type of Emergency Call
General Emergency

From a campus landline: 9-1-1

From a cell phone: (858) 538-HELP or (858) 534-4357

NOTE: Dialing 911 from a cell phone will reach the nearest California Highway Patrol, and not the UC San Diego Campus police.

Campus Emergency Status Information

(888) 308-8273 or (888) 308-UCSD

In the event of a major emergency affecting the campus, the toll-free number above will share 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.

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

Environment, Health and Safety (858) 534-3660
Facilities Management (858) 534-2930
Office of the Ombuds (858) 534-0777
Counseling and Psychological Services (858) 534-3755
Sexual Assault Resources (858) 534-5793
Harassment/Discrimination (858) 534-8298
Student Health Services (858) 534-2165
IT Service Desk
(Telephone/Data/ Repair Service)
(858) 246-4357

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 UC San Diego Police Department serves all of campus in making UC San Diego a safe place to create, collaborate and thrive. Located on campus near Warren College, UC San Diego Police patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Officers have peace officer authority anywhere in the State of California, and receive the same basic training as city and county peace officers throughout the state, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus environment.

Sexual Assault Resources and Education

Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) at the Sexual Assualt Resource Center (SARC) UC San Diego's confidential 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 throughout the year.

For more information call (858) 534-HELP.

Triton Alert Emergency Notifications

The UC San Diego Triton Alert emergency notification system uses SMS messaging and emails to keep the campus community updated in emergency situations. Learn how to receive Triton Alert notifications.

Contact Us

Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273