What to Do in a Crisis


Emergency Message Line:
(972) 883-7669

UT Dallas Police: (972) 883-2222

Emergency Resources

UT Dallas Safety Report 2013PDF

UT Dallas Police


Severe Weather Tips


Hail and Straight Line Winds


Winter Storms

Tropical Storms/Hurricanes

Federal Agencies

National Weather Service

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

When parents send a student off to college, they want reassurance that students will be safe in a crisis situation.

The University of Texas at Dallas has a detailed preparedness plan to inform students with accurate updates in case of emergency.

Among those charged to administer help and offer precautions are the UT Dallas Police Department (which does possess the authority to make arrests) and the Office of Emergency Management.

In addition to providing an action plan and personnel skilled in handling crises, UT Dallas is one of only nine universities in the State of Texas to receive the StormReady designation from the National Weather Service. This means the campus has an established 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center, monitors the weather, alerts the public when needed and has a formal hazardous weather plan. Having met the standards for the StormReady designation reflects UT Dallas' commitment to keeping your child and the campus community at large safe.

Emergency Communications Process


UT Dallas' homepage should always be the first stop for official information. The most current updates on any emergency situation will reside there.

If the University's server system is ever incapacitated and the homepage is inaccessible, updates will be available via our backup homepage at UTDallas.net.

To learn more about the safety procedures that govern students while they are on campus, visit our Emergency Preparedness page.

Text Message

Your student can receive up-to-the-minute information on any urgent campus happenings via the University's cellphone text alert system. Encourage your young adult to sign up for the free service when they first enroll.


Emergency messages will also be posted on the University’s official Facebook page, which can be viewed by everyone, even those who do not have a Facebook account of their own.


Families can also obtain information about campus emergencies by calling the University's recorded emergency message line at (972) 883-7669.


Media outlets that may supply information and updates on campus emergencies include the following:

  Television Radio
   KDFW (Channel 4)
KXAS (Channel 5)
WFAA (Channel 8)
KTVT (Channel 11)
KLIF-AM (570)
WBAP-AM (820)
KRLD-AM (1080)
KTCK-AM (1310)
KERA-FM (90.1)
KVIL-FM (103.7)
KPLX-FM (99.5)