The best way to protect yourself is to know how to respond during an emergency BEFORE it happens. Make sure you’re prepared for emergencies and know what actions to take when uOttawa authorities direct you to:
Step 1: Know what to do in emergencies
Step 2: Rely on AlertUO
In the event of a situation affecting the safety of our campus community, it’s vital that we be ready to provide you with reliable information as early as possible. The University has implemented a mass notification system to ensure we can reach you efficiently and effectively through a variety of methods.
Step 3: Be prepared for emergencies
Know the risks
Make a plan
Emergencies happen without warning, leaving little or no time to figure out how to respond. Your best defence is to form a plan with this (PDF, 1.8MB) before the emergency occurs. Make sure you not only keep your plan in a safe place, but also review and update it regularly.
Get a kit
Accessibility and emergencies
The University takes into account the best interests of all its students and staff, all the time. If you have a disability or a special need, this website applies to you as well. Please acquaint yourself with its contents and then to learn more on how you can protect yourself with a personalized plan.
Also, be sure to check out the for people with disabilities or special needs for additional information. If you require an alternative format (braille, e-text, large print) version of these emergency procedures please visit the .
Step 4: Update your personal profile
It’s vital that we have current emergency contact information in case anything happens to you on campus. Update your personal profile so we know whom to call.