The Lawrence Campus is

Campus open and operating normally

Date posted: December 13, 2021 - 7:23pm

Campus is open and operating normally.

(Note: A power outage impacted much of the Lawrence Campus on Monday, December 13, from 5:15 p.m. until 7:20 p.m.)

Emergency Notifications

Alert IconThe University of Kansas utilizes a range of tools to keep students, faculty, staff and visitors informed in the event of an emergency that could affect their health and safety. These tools include text messaging, public address speakers, e-mail, the @UnivOfKansas handle on Twitter, and this page.

Alerts are sent when there is an immediate threat to the campus and in situations requiring immediate action. The campus community may also receive e-mails about other types of incidents that don't necessarily require immediate action, such as when law enforcement is seeking assistance from members of the public who may have information about a crime.

Text Message Alerts

Students are automatically subscribed to emergency text messages and can view/edit their cell phone number at Enroll and Pay

Faculty and staff can subscribe to receive text messages and view/edit their cell phone number through the Employee Emergency Notification app at the myKU Portal.

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Sexual assault and harassment

Both KU Public Safety and the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access can investigate cases of sexual assault and harassment.

In an emergency, dial 911.

To reach Public Safety in non-emergency situations, call (785) 864-5900.

Law enforcement

KU's Public Safety Office maintains a 24-hour operation, employing commissioned law enforcement personnel, noncommissioned security officers and 911 dispatchers.

Uniformed officers patrol the campus on foot, on Segways and in marked police cars. The department also monitors closed-circuit cameras located in parking lots and public areas throughout campus, including all major residence halls.

The Lawrence Campus is
Emergency numbers

Police or Fire/Medical: 911
Public Safety Office: (785) 864-5900
Watkins Health Services: (785) 864-9500
Institutional Opportunity & Access: (785) 864-6414

Urgent care is an injury or illness that is not life threatening but requires immediate care. Contact Watkins Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for on-campus urgent care services.

Be prepared

Students should keep their emergency contact information up to date through Enroll and Pay.

Be aware of your surroundings. Locate emergency exits or shelters in buildings you work in or visit.

In the event of severe weather, rely on local media or a NOAA weather radio for forecasts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.

Related information

Lawrence Campus Interactive Map

Emergency Management Plan

Environment, Health, and Safety

Annual Security Report

Cyber Security Report 

The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at, or on paper by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060.

Douglas County Emergency Management