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    Emergency Management

    UVA's Office of Emergency Management facilitates preparedness activities, organizes and coordinates the University’s response and recovery efforts, and maintains mitigation strategies based on the hazards that make us most vulnerable.


E-scooter parked improperly on sidewalk in front of UVA Rotunda

E-Scooter Safety

Along with their great convenience, e-scooters pose new safety risks on Grounds. The University is committed to the safety and well-being of pedestrians, people with disabilities, bicyclists, and other users of the public rights-of-way in and around University Grounds, including the Medical Center.It's important to review the rules of the road for riding and parking on Grounds. Dean Groves shows you how to ride.

Safe and respectful riding

UVA’s official policy

Ariel view of Scott Stadium filled with football fans


UVA Emergency Management (EM) has been preparing to provide spectator safety and security support for all home football games. Using a new state-of-the-art event management software platform, EM helps plan and coordinate the combined efforts of police and public safety departments from the University, Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the State of Virginia. Each football game provides an opportunity for state and local resources to manage large-scale non-emergency events in real time while remaining ready to rapidly respond to small or large-scale emergency situations if needed.  Football games attract anywhere from 30,000-50,000 fans to Scott Stadium, making them the single largest gathering of people on Grounds.

A womans hands hold AED pads over a dummy on the floor

Stayin' Alive with New AEDs

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device used to administer an electric shock to the heart and restore its normal rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest. UVA Emergency Management is replacing 225 strategically placed AEDs across Grounds with new ones. Unlike the traditional red-colored cases, the new AEDs cases are colored lime green.


Get UVA Alerts

To receive emergency text alerts, students, faculty and staff should add mobile phone numbers to their UVA Alerts account. All members of the University community with a valid UVA email are automatically enrolled to receive emergency emails; they can add emails of family/contacts. UVA members can receive desktop pop-up alerts by installing Alertus.   Everyone can receive alert notifications by downloading the safety app LiveSafe®(set location services always on).              

Text/Email Alerts

Desktop Alerts

Mobile App