The Lawrence Campus is

Lawrence Campus open and operating normally.

Date posted: October 2, 2014 - 12:00pm

The Lawrence Campus is open and operating normally.

For details on detours and parking lot closures due to road construction, visit

The University of Kansas Lawrence Campus 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, Twitter, and this page.

Students are now automatically subscribed to emergency text messages. Faculty and staff can click here to sign up for text messages. 

Alerts are sent when there is an immediate threat to the campus community and in situations requiring immediate action. The campus community may also receive e-mails about other types of incidents, such as when law enforcement is seeking assistance from members of the public who may have information about a crime.

What to do in the event of...


Edwards Campus Alerts | KU Medical Center Alerts | Wichita Campus Alerts

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 or visit IOA can be contacted at (785) 864-6414​ or via

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: Call 911

Public Safety Office:  (785) 864-5900

Student 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 Student Health Services at Watkins Memorial Health Center for Urgent Care services. 

Be prepared
  • We rely on you to keep your emergency contact information up to date. Update the contact information for you and your emergency contacts, including parents, guardians, spouses and partners through Enroll and Pay.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Locate emergency exits or shelters in buildings you work in or often visit.
  • In event of severe weather, rely on local media or a NOAA weather radio for forecasts, watches and warnings.
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.