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Office of Public Safety & Emergency Management

Communications Center
Building 39, Room C04 | phone 202.274.5050 (Emergencies)  | fax 202.274.7486

Office Hours
Open 24 Hours


Sign up for UDC Alert - Emergency Mass Communication

All members of the UDC Community are urged to sign-up immediately for this free public service. Receive immediate text notification to email, cell phone and other electronic devices for Emergency School Closings and Crime Alerts. Sign up here

Emergency Communication Tools

Radio stations
103.5 FM (WTOP)
630 AM (WMAL)

Television stations
WRC/NBC
WTTG/Fox
WJLA/ABC
WUSA/CBS
WDCA/TV20

University of the District of Columbia website at www.udc.edu

DC Alert Text Message

The DC text notification system allows citizens to receive text messages on any text capable device (i.e., cell phone, computer email, pagers, and fax machines) when an emergency arises.  All Citizens can enroll online by identifying the type of device and the associated phone number.

Public Address (PA) systems

All University of the District of Columbia police squad cars are equipped with PA systems that will be used in the event of an emergency to give directives to the UDC community outside of buildings.

UDC email

A mass email describing the emergency along with the action plan will be distributed to all University of the District of Columbia email addresses (only user@udc.edu addresses) in the event of an emergency.

UDC voicemail

All University of the District of Columbia phones with voicemail capabilities will receive a recorded message notifying users of the emergency and the action plan.