For any Emergency Dial 9-1-1 or Obtain an Outside line then dial 9-1-1
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION & CONTACT INFORMATION
The university"s emergency notification system utilizes many different and overlapping mechanisms to provide time-critical information to the Rutgers community, as no single mechanism is sufficient to provide blanket notification. Methods include email, website announcements, TV, radio, and text messaging to cell phones, as well as low-tech mass communications such as electronic signs, bullhorns, and police car speaker systems.
As with all emergency planning, our notification systems are regularly tested and upgraded. The key goal is to notify as many subscribers as possible in as short a time as possible. To update your personal emergency notification information, You can go to ENS.rutgers.edu and manage your subscription at any time, The subscriber can pick additional campuses to receive alerts from and includes individuals with the "guest” and "student worker” status at the University.
The Rutgers University Police Department has also partnered with Nixle to provide students, faculty, staff and guest with email and text alerts that affect the local community. Follow RUPD on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community:
During an emergency, campus status pages will feature important information and updates about the campus status (e.g., class cancellations, office closings, etc.) for Rutgers and campus specific announcements are made, campus status information will also be available through:
Or via these local media outlets (class cancellations only):
Many of these stations also provide school closing information on their websites. Please note that these announcements are for classes only and usually will not include specific times. These announcements DO NOT refer to office closings unless specified. Please do not telephone the stations as they will not give out information over the phone.
Please do not call the Rutgers Police regarding possible weather related delays, cancellations, or closures. During inclement weather conditions, it is vitally important that they be able to receive emergency calls. Also, please refrain from calling the radio and television stations. They will not give out information over the telephone anyway, and a large volume of calls can tie up their phone lines at critical times too.
Public Safety Numbers
PUBLIC SAFETY NUMBERS
-Alternate Public Safety Numbers-
Rutgers University -New Brunswick
Important University Numbers
Note: The recently announced VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone project implementation has begun on the New Brunswick/Piscataway Campuses. Callers will notice that they can no longer reach some departments using the old numbers. This is because departments that have the new system have a new 848 area code. To reach these departments users must use the new area code as they would for any outside line number; you can no longer use 5 digit campus dialing to go between the new 848 and the old 732 area codes.
Detailed information on the VoIP project schedule is available on the website at http://voip.td.rutgers.edu/