Emergency Preparedness

It is absolutely critical for our students, staff, faculty, and visitors to feel safe when they are on campus. The University of Minnesota Police Department ensures the security of our campus grounds and facilities, through regular patrols and through its partnerships with other University departments and programs. The University of Minnesota is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone who lives, works, and studies on our campus.

Emergencies: Call 911

For ambulance, fire, or police service, the number to call is 911. If you are connected to the Minneapolis Police department, ask to be transferred to the University of Minnesota Police for a quicker response.

For more information, see U of M Emergency Preparedness.


Call 612-624-2677 to contact the University Police for non-emergency assistance.

Security Monitor Service

The Safe-Walk is a security monitor service that is available 24 hours a day. Call 612-624-9255 for assistance.

Security monitor is stationed at the first-floor information desk in the Carlson School building after-hours and on weekends and can be dispatched by calling 612-624-9255

Facilities Maintenance

To request immediate custodial or maintenance assistance (lights, heat, air, custodial) or other emergency problems, contact the Facilities Management Call Center at:

Phone: 612-624-2900 (24/7)

Automated External Defibrillator

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is provided in an enclosed case on the wall near the west stairwell on the first floor in Carlson near the information desk and on the wall directly across from Hanson Hall first floor information desk. The device talks and will verbally give you instructions on how to use the device. AEDs are the ONLY effective treatment for the most lethal type of sudden cardiac arrest.

Emergency Alert Radios

Emergency alert radios have been placed in selected offices within the Carlson School and other buildings across campus. This alert radio will sound an alarm tone in the event of a county/city wide alert. The radio tone is activated by the University of Minnesota Police Department in the event of a weather or other civil emergency. The tone will be followed by a voice message explaining the nature of the emergency (such as a tornado warning or required evacuation). At the sound of the tone, please listen to the message and pass the warning on to others in nearby areas. Take any necessary actions you feel appropriate to protect yourself.