Emergency 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:

Visit local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department to learn more

  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick - "RUPD"
  • Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences - Newark - "RHSC"
  • Rutgers University - Camden - "RUCMD"
  • Rutgers University - Newark - "RUNWK"

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:

Location Phone Website TV
Rutgers University-Wide 732-445-INFO(4636) uwide.rutgers.edu/status  
New Brunswick Campus 732-445-INFO(4636) http://www.rutgers.edu/about/operating-status RU-TV 3
Rutgers Biomedical Health Science 732-445-INFO(4636) rbhs.rutgers.edu/operatingstatus.shtml  
Newark Campus (973) 353-1766 www.newark.rutgers.edu/campusstatus  
Camden Campus (856) 225-1766 www.newark.rutgers.edu/campusstatus  

Or via these local media outlets (class cancellations only):

Radio Stations TV
  • WCBS 880 AM - New York City
  • WINS 1010 AM - New York City
  • WOR 710 AM - New York City
  • WCTC 1450 AM, 98.3 FM- New Brunswick
  • WRSU 88.7 FM - New Brunswick
  • WRNJ 1510 AM, 104.7 FM, and 92.7 FM - Hackettstown
  • WKXW 101.5 FM - Trenton
  • WKYW 1060 AM - Philadelphia
  • WHTG 1410 AM - Monmouth/Ocean Counties
  • WBBO 106.5 FM - Monmouth/Ocean Counties
  • WBHX 99.7 FM - Monmouth/Ocean Counties
  • WWZY 107.1 FM - Monmouth/Ocean Counties
  • WCBS - Channel 2
  • WNBC - Channel 4
  • News 12 - NJ Channel 12 - Cablevision
  • News 12 - NJ Channel 12 - Comcast

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

Alternate Public Safety Numbers

  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick: (732) 932-711
  • Rutgers Biomedical Health Science at Newark: (973) 972-4491
  • Rutgers University - Newark: (973) 353-5111
  • Rutgers University - Camden: (856) 225-6111
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/
 

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Farms, Research Stations, & other University Facilities
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Public Safety Numbers

(732) 932-7111 (973) 972-4491 (973) 353-5111 (856) 225-6111 (732) 932-7111

Police Department

(732) 932-8407 (973)972-6393 (973) 353-5581 (848) 932-8407 (732) 932-8407

Emergency Services

(848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800

REHS

(848) 445-2550 (973) 972-4812 (973) 353-5131 (856) 225-6327 (848) 445-2550

Emergency Management

(848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800 (848) 932-4800
Student Health Services (848) 932-7402 (973) 972-8219 (973) 353-5231 (856) 225-6005 (848) 932-7402
Occupational Health (848) 932-8254 (973) 972-2900 (848) 932-8254 (848) 932-8254 (848) 932-8254
Risk Management (848) 932-7300 (848) 932-7300 (848) 932-7300 (848) 932-7300 (848) 932-7300
Facilities Maintenance (848) 445-1234 (973) 972-5400 (973) 353-5441 (856) 225-6000 (848) 445-1234
Parking and Transportation (848) 932-7744 (848) 932-7744 (973) 353-1839 (856) 225-6137 (848) 932-7744
Counseling Centers (848) 932-7884 (973) 972-5429 (973) 353-5805 (856) 225-6005 (848) 932-7884