Emergencies

Fire or Medical Emergency: The University Police Department (UPD) is available 24/7 for emergencies at 361.825.4444.  In the event of a life threatening fire or medical emergency, call 911 immediately.  Note: When 911 receives a call about an on-campus emergency, UPD is immediately notified and will respond to the scene.

At the beginning of each semester, fire drills are conducted to prepare residents for emergency evacuations.  Housing staff and/or University Police will be present to assist with actual emergencies. 

Utility Outages: Occasionally, the University will experience power outages, water shut-offs, or water boil notifications.  Notification will come from the Code Blue system or housing management.  Unless otherwise stated, residents are allowed to remain on campus during utility outages.  

Quick Reference Guide: The University's Environmental Health and Safety Office has compiled this useful quick reference guide that contains proper procedures for a variety of potential emergency situations.