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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

When calling the police:

  • Give your name, location and phone number.
  • Describe what happened.
  • Do not hang up until asked.
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About UB Alert Service

The University at Buffalo offers a free service that delivers text messages and email messages to UB students, faculty, and staff during emergencies, incidents that may affect personal safety and when adverse weather conditions affect normal campus operations.

This system is designed to send messages to recipients’ cell phones, smartphones and UB email addresses. 

You must have a email account to register for this system. Once you have registered, you can request that text messages be sent to your cell phone or additional email addresses.

Some smartphone, prepay or “minutes” cell phone plans may not work with the emergency notification system. Consult the FAQ to see if you are affected.

The university has in place several other channels to communicate with UB students, faculty and staff during an emergency, including: a UB Alert email listserv for all faculty, staff and students,, UB homepage, My UB, the UB Reporter, 716-645-News, UB Alert Twitter feed and UB Facebook pages.