Security & Emergency Preparedness

If an emergency situation materializes, ranging from severe weather to a terrorist attack, the UMUC community will be alerted and provided updated information through the following resources:

  • The weather/emergency link on the homepage of the UMUC web site; and
  • The UMUC Weather/Emergency Line at 301-985-7669 (SNOW). Remember NOT to rely on the general media, as they often confuse us with other USM institutions, or may erroneously report the university's status. In addition, the university also will utilize e-mail, emergency radios, and the public address systems if a situation occurs during work hours.
  • UMUC MyAlerts sends notifications of emergency and weather-related closings directly to your cell phone, e-mail, and more. Sign up today!
  • Public address systems are utilized at the Adelphi headquarters and the Largo facilities.
  • The University of Maryland's Department of Public Safety has implemented an Early Warning Emergency Siren Program to provide instant notification to the College Park campus of imminent, dangerous conditions. When activated, all personnel are instructed to seek shelter in the closest building, preferably on the lowest level and in an interior hallway. Information on the alert status can be obtained via radio on 88.1 FM or 1640 AM, on UMD's website, or by phoning 301-405-7669.
  • RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event is a video co-developed by the US Department of Homeland Security and the City of Houston on how to handle an active shooter situation. This video may contain some disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised.

Please send your questions or comments regarding safety and security or emergency preparedness to and visit MyAlerts to sign up for the university's emergency communication system.


Annual Safety and Security Report

The 2016 Annual Safety and Security Report, which includes information about campus crime and security, drug and alcohol abuse policies, and more, is now available. Download the report.

Contact Us

UMUC Security Office:

Inn and Conference Center Security Office:

Worldwide Emergency Contacts

"See Something, Say Something" Public Service Announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Report suspicious activity by calling 800-492-TIPS.