UCSB Emergency Services



Emergencies can come without warning at ay time. Being prepared physically and psychologically to handle unexpected accidents or disasters is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility. Your safety is of primary importance. This Web site has been created to help you be more prepared in the event of future emergencies.

UCSB Emergency Response Procedures

EH&S has developed a guide known as the UCSB Emergency Information Flip Chart to assist you in minimizing the effects of specific campus emergencies. Keep this guide where it will be immediately available for quick reference in an emergency, preferably mounted on a wall. For response procedure for specific campus emergencies, please click here.

» UCSB Alert System

UCSB’s emergency notification system enables the campus to send emergency messages to the campus community.

» UCSB Emergency Contact Numbers

» Emergency Assistance Program

Call the Campus Emergency Information (Toll Free) number 888-488-UCSB
to get the latest status of the campus during a major emergency.

Breaking news updates will be available on the main UCSB Web site as soon as possible.

If we are asked to evacuate our building, where do we go?

Each campus work and living area has posted “Building Specific Emergency Information”. This information is available to all members of the campus community who use those areas. Please familiarize yourself with this data for your building and also the actions to take in the UCSB Emergency Information Flip Chart. Then follow the guidance of emergency workers.

For immediate life or health-threatening emergencies dial 9-911 from campus phones.

For non-immediate (injuries not threatening to life or limb) medical assistance see the Student Health Web site

Distressed Student Guidelines (guidance for making decisions in commonly seen situations on campus)

Safety & Services Information

  • CSO Escort Service call 893-2000
  • Environmental Health and Safety call 893-7534 or http://www.ehs.ucsb.edu
  • Paramedic Rescue call 893-3928
  • Shuttle Service (Bill’s Bus) call 284-BILLS

UCSB Community Housing

Does your family have an emergency plan?

UCSB Environmental Health & Safety offers emergency assistance with
chemical spills, odors, leaks, accident investigation, other safety matters.
Call ext. 3194 from campus phones (24-hour technical assistance line).

EH&S Training

» Emergency Preparedness Links