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    Plan, Mitigate, Respond, and Recover

    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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UVA Safety Committee Seeks Sites for Night Tour

The University’s Security and General Safety Committee is seeking locations to visit on its annual Spring Night Tour, February 28. During the Night Tour, committee members walk areas of Grounds in darkness to assess safety conditions in various facilities of the University.


Winter Weather Preparedness

Punxsutawney Phil – the kindly groundhog who interrupts his hibernation every winter to foretell the arrival of spring – has spoken.  In the cold morning light of February 2, he prophesized six more weeks of winter. Although the world’s most famous groundhog is known as much for his showmanship as his accuracy, the truth is that late winter weather can hit hard in Charlottesville.  This is an opportunity to prepare or refresh your winter emergency kit for your home and car, and consider winter-weather driving safety.  


Test of Emergency Notification System - Jan. 31

The University will test all components of its emergency notification system on Tuesday, January 31,  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, Alertus desktop messaging, UVA home page, and UVA Emergency page. When the test is completed, an "all clear" will be issued.


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The University notifies registered users of an imminent threat via text message, email, and desktop alerts. UVA students and staff are eligible to register for these accounts.

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