August and July can bring severe thunderstorms due to the heat and humidity. Do you know what to do during severe weather? Watch the video below for information on how to be prepared!
Welcome to UVM's Office of Emergency Management
Maintaining a safe and secure campus at which to learn, work, live, and play is of the highest priority for the University of Vermont. The Office of Emergency Management works tirelessly to prepare the campus for anything it may face.
The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to be prepared. Sign up for CATAlert to recieve critical information during an emergency! Having a plan in place with what you will do during an emergency and having some basic emergency supplies will go a long way in ensuring you are ready for any emergency. Every building on campus has evacuation plans provided so you know where to go should an emergency occur in that building. Familiarize yourself with your new home away from home and learn where campus resources are.
See Something, Say Something
One of the best ways to prevent emergencies and crime is early reporting. If you see an emergency situation or a crime taking place, immediately call 911 and let them know your location and the nature of the emergency. If you are on campus you can hit any of the blue light poles and immediately get connected with a UVM Police Dispatcher. If you would like to report something other than an emergency you can contact Police Services at 656-3473 or report the incident on their website uvm.edu/police
What to do in an emergency?
While the likelyhood of experiencing a large emergency on campus is very small, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared. During an emergency the University will communicate information via our CATAlert system, our UVM website, and on social media. During the early stages of an emergency information may be scarce. Knowing emergency numbers and the locations of campus resources is very important. Check out how UVM will respond to emergencies and read our plan.