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Operating Status: Adjusted

Current information and FAQs about the fall semester are available on the Return to Grounds website. 

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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.


Take 3 Minutes for Safety

Research shows that practicing our response to an emergency before it happens increase our chances of survival. Take 3 minutes for personal safety awareness to consider how you would react in the case of an emergency. The Emergency Procedures Poster can help.

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10 Tips to Stay Safe in a Demonstration

Many students, faculty, staff, and members of the community want to exercise their freedom of expression regarding current events at rallies and demonstrations. Although many of these events are safe, crowds can be targets for violence or create opportunity for violence. The following tips are offered for personal awareness and not to discourage participation. 


UVA Provides Students, Employees with Face Masks

The University of Virginia has invested in personal protective equipment, purchased from local vendors, to distribute to students, faculty and staff members as the University reopens.


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

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