Emergency information

Where to find emergency information

In cases of inclement weather or other emergencies that would necessitate a change in class schedules and campus operations, please check the University home page for important, ongoing updates or changes.

Information and updates may also be administered through campus-wide text alerts and email notifications, the University’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as via local news outlets.

For the media

Contact the Communications Department at communications@unr.edu or see media advisories and statements.

Organizational Resilience

To learn more about the University's approach to emergency management, planning and preparedness, please visit the Organizational Resilience website

Contact information & useful phone numbers


  • University Police: 911 - Emergency
    o Dispatch (Non-Emergency): (775) 334-COPS (2677)
    o Main Office (Mon.-Fri.8 a.m.-5 p.m.): (775) 784-4013
    o Duty Officer (24-hour) (775) 745-6195
  • Reno Police Department: Non-Emergency Dispatch: (775) 334-2121
  • Sparks Police: Non-Emergency Dispatch: (775) 353-2231

Automotive Emergencies

Medical emergencies & personal injury

Personal safety

  • Pack Rides Service: (775) 742-6808
    Provides transportation within 2 mile radius of campus, to residence halls and parking lots via van or shuttle.
  • Crisis Call Center: (775) 784-8090 or (800) 992-5757
    Crisis situations including sexual assault


Natural disasters

Spills and other environmental hazards

Facility, power & electrical emergencies

  • Facilities Services: (775) 784-8020
    Broken pipes, hazards, etc. Staff on-call evenings and weekends

Network, computer & phone emergencies