Emergency Safety Resources and Contacts

University Resources

University Ambassadors

Screened and trained by the UVA Police Department, University Ambassadors are stationed in and patrol areas around the Corner in specially-marked vehicles and highly visible, bright yellow logo attire... you can't miss them! To request that an Ambassador walk you home, drop in or call the Public Safety Substation at 1413 University Ave or 434-984-7622, ext. 406.

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Safe Transportation Options

We want to get you home safe. Learn about safe transportation options around Grounds, including late-night and on-demand services.

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University Police

The UVA Police Department works to maintain a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors, and other community members. UPD's main office is located at 2304 Ivy Road, second floor. Visit our website to report a crime, submit a tip, or access the crime log.

Non-emergency dispatch: (434) 924-7166
Emergency: 911

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Facilities Management Reporting

Notice something wrong with University facilities? Call (434) 924-1777 between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. to report the problem..

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Hazing Education and Prevention

Whether it's subtle or violent, hazing has no place at UVA. Learn how to prevent, recognize, and report hazing.

Hazing Hotline: (434) 243-HAZE(4293)

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CAPS partnered with TimelyCare to offer UVA students 24/7 virtual, wraparound mental health care at no cost*. Students do not need insurance to access TimelyCare.

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Student Health

When Student Health is closed and you need to speak with someone regarding an urgent question or concern, on-call care providers are always available through the answering service number: (434) 297-4261.

For emergency crisis counseling (or if you're concerned about a student), call CAPS at 434-243-5150, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

If you've experienced an unwanted sexual encounter or assault, access resources here.

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Local Area Resources

Virginia Department of Emergency Management


Blue Ridge Poison Center

Call 1-800-222-1222 if someone:

  • Swallowed something harmful.
  • Touched or breathed something harmful.
  • Overdosed on any substance.
  • Was bitten or stung by a snake, spider, etc.


Inclement Weather Information/Instructions

Call (434) 924-SNOW(7669) or 243-SNOW(7669)

Community Emergency Response Team

Call Regional Emergency Management Coordinator Maribel Street at (434) 971-1263 to learn more about this volunteer emergency response team.


HELP Line Crisis Hotline

Call (434) 924-TALK(8255) to talk to a UVA student volunteer and get a referral to a long-term service.


SARA: Sexual Assault Resource Agency

Call (434) 977-7273 for free, confidential services.


SHE: Shelter for Help in Emergency

Call (434) 293-8509 to access a safe, confidential environment for survivors of domestic violence.