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In the event of an emergency

What to know

Learn more about our emergency messaging system

The campus community will be notified through a variety of mechanisms including the web, email, and phone.

The Harvard homepage will post an alert and direct users to an emergency page outlining the University’s response. There will also be messages on the University’s 24-hour news line, 617-496-6397.


Harvard’s emergency notification system.

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International SOS Assistance app

Alerts, check-ins, and two-way communication for Harvard travelers abroad.

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Harvard University Police Department (HUPD)

  • Urgent: 617-495-1212
  • Longwood campus: 617-432-1212
  • Business campus: 617-495-1215