In an emergency:

  • Web: Berkeley News
  • Phone: Recorded emergency information, (800) 705-9998
  • Radio: KALX (90.7 FM)
  • For help, dial 642-3333 (UCPD) or 911 (on or off campus)


There are no emergencies or emergency communications in effect for the UC Berkeley campus. If an emergency occurs, the latest information will be posted on Berkeley News. This page is a backup emergency website, hosted offsite, that will be updated only if service to the main UC Berkeley information websites ( and is disrupted.

The campus emergency sirens are tested at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. At all other times, when you hear the sirens you should:

  • Shelter in place
  • Shut doors and windows
  • Seek instructions and information (see right)

Information about preparing for a campus emergency is available from the Office of Emergency Management website. The current status of campus computer systems also is available online.