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Emergency Communication

Emergency Communication Overview

The University relies on an array of communication tools to keep the campus community informed and relay safety instructions in the event of an emergency. University Police and Marketing and Communications are the only campus offices authorized to disseminate official information about campus emergencies to the campus community. The modes of communication are listed below. They vary with the nature and severity of the situation.

Accuracy and timing are critical to preserving the safety and security of campus and all who are on campus. Before discussing, sharing, or forwarding messages about emergency situations, please check official communication channels for accurate information.

Emergency Notification System

Emergency Warning Siren

Emergency Messaging Examples

Official information about the situation will be posted on the Current Situation page.

Tips for Parents

Call or text your student. In an emergency situation, campus police and University leadership will be focused on the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus. Check your email for announcements to parents.

Emergency Information

Call 911 from UD campus phones. Call  937-229-2121 from all other phones.

Non-campus phones and cell phones will reach the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center when dialing 911. Add 937-229-2121 to your cell phone for emergency calls to University of Dayton Public Safety.


Department of Public Safety

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914
Public Safety