Emergency

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 the UC Berkeley NewsCenter. This page is a backup emergency website, hosted offsite, that will be updated only if service to the main UC Berkeley information websites (berkeley.edu and newscenter.berkeley.edu) 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 left)

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