Emergency and Safety Information

Campus Emergencies 101

UNCW Alert Website

In an emergency, look for the latest official information on UNCW's official crisis communication information page www.uncw.edu/alert/.

Crisis Communications

Explore information about UNCW's numerous emergency notification tools and crisis communications plans at uncw.edu/emergencyandsafety/crisiscommunications/.

Classes Cancelled vs. University Closed

Know what to do when classes are cancelled, the university is closed and the campus is reopened after an emergency at uncw.edu/emergencyandsafety/Evacuation/.


Learn about the different types of evacuations the university may issue in response to an emergency at uncw.edu/emergencyandsafety/Evacuation/.


Browse official policies related to campus safety and emergency response, including the Adverse Weather Policy for employees, at www.uncw.edu/policies/.

Seahawk Outdoor Warning Siren System

Learn more about the Seahawk Outdoor Warning Siren System, including what to do when you hear it, at www.uncw.edu/siren/.


Find out more about shelter-in-place and what it means for you at www.uncw.edu/ehs/inanemergency/.

Sign-up for Emergency Texts and Voice Messages

Students, faculty and staff can voluntary sign up for emergency notification messages through mySeaPort:

  • Log into mySeaPort
  • Click "Register to Receive UNCW Emergency Texts" in the left-hand navigation
  • Provide/update personal information
  • Click "Submit."

The information provided will be kept confidential. It will only be used for periodic tests of the UNCW Alert system and for emergency situations that require immediate, potentially life-saving communication.

Expert Advice

Emergency Management

Learn more about university disaster plans and procedures, emergency preparedness, emergency notification, staying safe during hazards such as severe weather and UNCW's status as a Disaster Resistant University and StormReady University at www.uncw.edu/emergencymanagement/.

Environmental Health & Safety Department

UNCW's Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department helps the campus maintain a safe, healthy, sustainable and disaster-resilient environment by partnering with emergency responders, the campus and the community. Learn about residence hall safety, lab safety, hazardous materials safety, pedestrian safety and training including CPR and First Aid classes at www.uncw.edu/safety/.

UNCW Safe-Relate: Interpersonal Violence

Learn more about issues of interpersonal violence including harassment, sexual assault and relationship violence, including identifying these behaviors and how to appropriately report them, at www.uncw.edu/care/.

UNCW's Collaboration for Assault Response & Education (CARE) office focuses on helping students prevent and cope with interpersonal violence: www.uncw.edu/care/.

Campus Services

Counseling Center

Learn more about the counseling services offered by UNCW and how to deal with and report crises and emergencies, at www.uncw.edu/counseling/.

Student Health Services

Explore the ins-and-outs of student health services on campus, including making appointments, walk-in sick care, how to stay healthy, flu shots and the UNCW pharmacy, at www.uncw.edu/healthservices/index/.

UNCW Police

View UNCW's crime log and learn more about staying safe on campus, reporting a crime, what to do about sexual assault, stalking, self defense classes and active shooter scenarios and more at www.uncw.edu/police/.