The Lawrence Campus is
Open

Power outage

In the event of a power outage, many campus facilities are equipped with emergency generators to power critical operations. Most buildings are provided with emergency lighting to aid in the safe evacuation of the building. To report a localized power outage, contact Facilities Operations. After normal business hours, this number will be answered by the Public Safety Office.

Be prepared:

  • Keep a flashlight with spare batteries immediately accessible.
  • Know how to locate the closest exit.

In the event of a large-scale power outage:

  • Remain calm.
  • Follow directions provided by Public Safety Office through the established campus communications systems. Check the university web site or listen to local radio.
  • If building evacuation becomes necessary, seek out people with special needs and provide assistance if possible. If additional assistance is necessary, contact Public Safety Office at 785-864-5900.
  • Secure all vital equipment, records, experiments and hazardous materials if safe to do so. Store all chemicals in their original or marked containers and fully open all fume hoods. If this is not possible, or natural ventilation is not adequate, evacuate the area until power is restored.
  • Do not light candles or other types of flames for lighting.
  • Unplug electrical equipment, including computers, and turn off the light switches.

If people are trapped in an elevator:

  • If you are able to communicate with them, let the passengers know help has been summoned.
  • Call 911 or use the elevator phone, if available.
  • Provide specific location information and number of individuals involved to the dispatcher.
  • Stay near the passengers if safe to do so, until emergency responders are on site and the elevator is identified.

The Lawrence Campus is
Open
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 www.ku.edu/safety, or on paper by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060.