Safety Basics for Students




University of Alberta campuses are safe places to work and learn and we all have a responsibility when it comes to safety. Please take a few moments to become familiar with basic safety information. 

If the building alarm sounds

Building alarms mean evacuate the building. On exit, proceed to the Muster Point.

Yes, it's okay to call 911 if you need help

If you need the fire department, police or ambulance, call 911. Be prepared to provide your location on campus.

Emergency notification

In an emergency we'll send you messages using several methods: 

-Twitter (follow UAlberta)
-The U of A App (info here)
-Alertus beacon (in many buildings) 

Go to the Home Page in an emergency

The place to go for the latest information in any emergency is always the university's home page:

If something isn't right

If your instinct tells you someone is behaving suspiciously and may be contemplating a crime, call Protective Services. They'll check it out. 780-492-5050 (780-608-2905 at Augustana)

Your psychological health matters

Counselling can improve your personal, social and academic well-being. Learn more at Counselling and Clinical Services.

For more information 

For more safety information, visit Environment, Health & Safety and Protective Services.

A short safety message from President David Turpin.


Email us in Risk Management Services if you have questions: