Where to Find Emergency Information

In the event of an emergency, UB will provide information to keep you safe and up-to-date. View announcements at emergency.buffalo.edu, UB's official site for emergency notifications.

During an emergency, emergency.buffalo.edu will post new details as quickly as possible. However it may take time for authorities to determine the facts. Unless it is a true emergency, do not call 911 or UB Police for general information as this will delay their response to the emergency. 

Only call University Police or 911 if it is a true emergency. Calling for general purposes takes resources away from their ability to manage the emergency.

UB Alert

Subscribe to UB Alert to receive quick and accurate information in email or on your cellphone. Use your UBITName and password to subscribe, but select the email account or phone service you would like to receive messages.

Other Sources For Emergency Information


UB Websites for Emergency Information

Name Address
UB Alert Home Page* emergency.buffalo.edu*
UB Home Page buffalo.edu
News Center buffalo.edu/news

* Primary source for emergency information

Local, State and National Websites

Name Address
Erie County ReadyErie Preparedness app www2.erie.gov/emergencyservices/index.php?q=ReadyErie
New York State Division of Homeland Security Services dhses.ny.gov
Red Cross redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies
Ready.gov ready.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) fema.gov

UB Websites for Health and Safety

Name Address
Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) buffalo.edu/ehs
University Police buffalo.edu/police
Student Health Services buffalo.edu/studentlife/who-we-are/departments/health
Campus Living Tips for Staying Safe buffalo.edu/campusliving/get-help/how-to/eat-well-and-live-well/stay-safe

Social Media

UB Social Media

Name Link Note
Twitter twitter.com/ub_alert Official Source
Facebook www.facebook.com/universityatbuffalo  


Email Sent

Sent To Note
All students, faculty and staff at their @buffalo.edu email addresses Automatic
Anyone who has registered other email addresses in the
UB Alert Service
Your choice



Message Type
From Note
Text message
UB Alert Service If you sign up for
UB Alert Service
Recorded message 716-645-NEWS (6397) UB's information line
Recorded message 716-645-2345 Campus road conditions

Television and Radio

Television and Radio

Type Location Note
Radio  1620AM Campus Radio
Television Local Channels (CBS, NBC, ABC)  


UB-Affilated People

Contact For Note
Building Coordinators Faculty and Staff  
Residence Hall and Apartment
Directors and Resident Advisors
Residential Students  

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