Run-Hide-Fight is a national model that has been adopted throughout Grounds in both the academic division and UVA Health. You likely will never need to use these steps, but thinking about what you would do in an active-attacker situation could enhance your safety.
Got weather? In central Virginia the answer is "yes"! Charlottesville is vulnerable to a variety of natural disasters every season of the year, and the category "natural hazards" appears among the top risks in UVA's annual hazard vulnerability assessment.
In the event of an emergency, the University utilizes a robust emergency notification system to notify members of its community of the risk and what to do to stay safe. UVA tests this system three times each year: in the early weeks of the fall and spring semesters, and during Summer Session II.
The University’s Severe Weather Assessment Team (SWAT) is responsible for monitoring winter weather to determine if changes to operations on Grounds are necessary.
After a record-setting start, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated its hurricane outlook, predicting seven to ten hurricanes and three to five major hurricanes during the season that ends Nov. 30.
UVA Alerts is the comprehensive mass notification system that deploys urgent emergency messages to warn people of a threat on Grounds and provide instructions for what to do. The University of Virginia will test all components of the emergency notification system on Tuesday, June 29, from 10:50 am -11:05 am.
For the first time, anyone who desires to receive official UVA Alerts via text may do so. Subscription is as easy as texting "UVA" to 226787. This shortcode subscription service is available to anyone, anywhere.
Beginning on June 1, anyone who wishes to receive official UVA Alerts via text may opt in by texting ‚ÄúUVA‚Äù to 226787. This shortcode subscription service is available to anyone, anywhere.¬†
UVA Alerts is the comprehensive mass notification system that deploys urgent emergency messages to warn people of a threat on Grounds and provide instructions for what to do. On June 29, the University successfully tested all components of its emergency notification system -- including UVA's siren and public address system, which reaches across Grounds to neighboring streets. <
Winter weather has arrived with the potential for ice and snow to impact the University's operating schedule. Although many of UVA's services are currently delivered remotely and many employees work off-site, the University is monitoring weather as usual this winter to determine when¬†changes to operations on the Grounds are necessary.