• UVM Emergency Management Mobile Command Vehicle


    The University of Vermont takes being prepared very seriously.  Training, exercising, and planning ensures that we are ready for anything.

  • 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.

Welcome to UVM 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.  

Are you prepared for snow and ice storms? Check out the video below to learn how to prepare for winter weather!

Most Recent CATAlert Messages:


Emergency Phone Numbers

To report campus emergencies:
Call 911

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

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

UVM Police Services:
(802) 656-3473

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

Counseling Center:
(802) 656-3340

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

Current Severe Weather Watches and Warnings:



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

Be Prepared!

The best way to avoid becoming a victim is to be prepared.  Sign up for CATAlert to receive 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.