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    The Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness develops and communicates the University's key emergency policies, strategies, plans and procedures across Grounds. We help the institution plan, mitigate, respond, and recover from emergencies, large and small.

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Test of Emergency Notification System - Sept. 6

The University will test all components of its emergency notification system on Tuesday, September 6, between approximately 10:50 and 11:10 a.m. The test will include the siren/public address system, text messaging, email, LED and LCD screens, Health System paging system, Alertus desktop messaging, UVA home page, and UVA Emergency page.

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Stop and Knock Provides Life-Saving Fire Safety Tips

To spread the word about fire prevention to students living off Grounds, representatives from the University of Virginia and the city of Charlottesville go door to door in the annual “Stop and Knock” fire safety campaign, scheduled from August 30-September 1 from 4-6 p.m. this year.

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Safety Starts with You

Safety is vitally important to every member of the UVA community. Take responsibility for your safety and the well-being of others in your community with the new Student Safety Guide.

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