• Get the LiveSafe App

    See below for download instructions

    -Request Help
    -SafeWalk feature
    -Share Info with Campus Safety Partners
    -Know What To Do in an Emergency

  • UVM Rescue Responds to Vehicle Collision


    UVM responds to the public safety needs of our community both on and off campus.

  • Campus - Waterman building


    Being ready for a disaster means you are ready to recover from a disaster.  UVM's Business Continuity plans are in place to make sure classes go on and that any interruption is minimal.

  • Davis Student Center and campus


    UVM's campus is modern and robust.  Our buildings are built with safety and security in mind and ensure they will be around for a very long time.


The University of Vermont has implemented use of the LiveSafe app which is a versatile mobile two-way safety communications platform and safety tool. It provides campus community members the ability to share information with campus safety partners, including calling or messaging Police for emergency help from anywhere.  It's like having a Blue Light in your pocket!  The SafeWalk feature provides a 24/7 virtual escort tool for walking, biking, or riding. Watch a short video to learn how SafeWalk works!

LiveSafe also allows anonymous reporting and sharing of photos or videos, and one place to connect with departments other than Police, including Campus Victim's Advocate, mental health resources, bias and harassment reporting, and reporting concern for another student.  View Feature Flyer with more details (PDF) and please download and print the LiveSafe Poster (PDF) to post in your work area.

The UVM LiveSafe app has three communities (aka versions); Student, Employee, and Visitor. Each version provides safety resources tailored to that population.

Download and use the UVM LiveSafe app today!

It can be downloaded from your app store, UVM LiveSafe Download Instructions (PDF) or directly from your phone by selecting one of the following options:

UVM Student | UVM Employee | UVM Visitor

For app questions, feedback, or tech help, email emergency@uvm.edu. When registering the app with UVM, please use your full UVM email address.


Download the Campus Emergency Poster Here

Emergency Phone Numbers

To report campus emergencies:
Call 911

Emergency Information Line (Recorded):
(802) 656-0000

UVM Police Services:
(802) 656-3473

Burlington Police:
(802) 658-2700
Burlington Police website

Counseling Center:
(802) 656-3340

UVM Office of Emergency Management (non-emergency):
(802) 656-4363


Most Recent CATAlert Messages:


Current Severe Weather Watches and Warnings:

Storm Ready University Logo

The University of Vermont is a Storm Ready Certified campus and was the first in the state to achieve this certification


The University of Vermont is a proud member and supporter of IAEM and the University and Colleges Caucus

Maintaining a safe and secure campus where we learn and work

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 by preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating against natural and human caused disasters and emergencies.

Be Prepared!

Check our training calendar and we encourage you to refer to our preparedness webpage for specific information on how to stay ready while at UVM.  It is also highly recommended that you download the LiveSafe app, sign up for CATAlert to receive critical information during an emergency and if you're off campus, BTV Community Alerts, Burlington's Emergency Notification System.  Having a plan and knowing what you will do during an emergency is important both on and off campus.

What to do in an emergency?

While the likelihood of experiencing a significant 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.