Emergency and Safety Information

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Be Safe on Campus

In an emergency, dial 911.

Designated as a Disaster-Resistant University, UNCW promotes a safe environment on campus through education, response and well-practiced plans for a variety of emergencies.

UNCW AlertUNCW Alert includes multiple communication tools that the university may deploy during an emergency. Pay attention to the university homepage, emails, text messages, phone calls and other communications from the university.


Seek Info During a Campus Emergency

Each of the university's communication tools will be deployed as warranted by each unique situation. Information resources include:

  • Blast e-mails to the inboxes of students, faculty and staff - monitor campus email for updates and instructions during an emergency
  • Emergency text messages and text-to-voice phone messages for students, faculty and staff - sign up in mySeaport in order to receive these messages
  • University homepage - emergency updates may be added in the News & Events sections and an emergency scrolling banner may be launched
  • Social media - emergency information will be posted on the official UNCW Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Emergency information website - www.uncw.edu/alert - housed outside of the UNCW server
  • Emergency information hotline - call locally at 910.962.3991 or toll free at 888.657.5751

Pay Attention When the Siren Sounds

  • Seek shelter indoors. Close windows and doors.
  • Seek information from official UNCW sources of communication. Information will be posted and disseminated as soon as possible.
  • Wait for an "all clear" siren or message.
  • More information is available at www.uncw.edu/siren.

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