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About this site

The campus alerts website is the official news outlet of the University of Wisconsin-Madison for communications about campus emergencies and other situations that impact campus operations. The site is jointly managed by UWPD and University Communications.

In the event of a disaster, emergency or or other impact to campus operations, this website will contain regularly updated news, instructions and information.

Report an emergency

For immediate assistance: Call 911

Stay informed

Non-emergency: For specific questions regarding your personal safety and security, send an email to Or call UWPD non-emergency line, (608) 264-COPS or (608) 264-2677.

Sign up for WiscAlerts: WiscAlerts is UW–Madison’s emergency notification system. Sign up to get text, email and phone notifications in case of an emergency on campus.


The following Twitter feed will feature current campus alerts information in the event of a situation that impacts campus operations. This Twitter account is not updated when campus operations are normal.