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UB Alert: Emergency Information
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Police / Fire / Medical / Suspicious Behavior: 716-645-2222Police: 716-645-2222
Non-emergency hazardous material concerns: 716-829-3301

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  • Describe what happened.
  • Do not hang up until asked.
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Where to Find Emergency Information

In the event of an emergency, UB will provide information via a number of communication channels.

In an emergency, the university will post announcements at this website, along with updates about changes in essential services and information about resources available to the university community. Remember that it may take time in an emergency for authorities to determine the facts. Do not call 911 or UB Police for general information, as this will delay response to the emergency. This site will provide new details as quickly as possible.

The University will deliver messages using some or all of the following channels:


Social Media


  • Messages to all students, faculty and staff through their account.
  • Messages to students, faculty and staff who have registered additional accounts in the UB Alert service.


  • Text messages to students, faculty and staff who have registered cell phones in the UB Alert service
  • 716-645-NEWS (6397), UB's recorded 24-hour information line
  • 716-645-2345, UB's campus road conditions line
  • 716-645-2000, University Operator

Television and Radio

  • Campus Radio 1620AM
  • Local television and radio broadcasts


The UB Office of Communication has been authorized to distribute information about campus closing due to emergency, adverse weather conditions and other events that affect campus operations.