The Lawrence Campus is


In case of imminent or actual flooding:

Flooding can occur because of major rainstorms, water main breaks or loss of power to sump pumps.

  1. If you can do so safely:
    • Secure vital equipment, records and hazardous materials by moving them to higher, safer ground.
    • Shut off all nonessential electrical equipment.
    • Wait for instructions from the Public Safety Office or Facilities Operations.
  2. Move all personnel to a safe area, away from the building in danger. Locate people with special needs and provide assistance if possible. Otherwise, provide their location to emergency responders.
  3. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by the Public Safety Office or Facilities Operations.
  4. Call Facilities Operations for assistance with flood cleanup.

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