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UW Campus Safety Resources

UW Alert

The University of Washington has developed UW Alert to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephones, loudspeakers, website banners and other means to keep the campus community informed during emergencies and situations that might disrupt normal operations.

UW faculty, staff and students in Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma and at UW Medicine can subscribe to UW Alert. UW Alert delivers messages to subscribers using a third-party vendor. UW Alerts are also posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Also check out the UW’s Safety Portal to learn about many resources that are designed to ensure campus safety and emergency preparedness. We encourage you to become familiar with these resources before an emergency occurs.

Everyone should think about and develop plans for how to handle emergencies. While no emergency communication system can be guaranteed to be effective and reliable in every situation, we encourage you to sign up for UW Alert as one part of your emergency preparedness plan.

UW Police

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 206.685.UWPD (206.685.8973) TTY
Anonymous Tips: 206.685.TIPS (206.685.8477)
Contact phone: 206.543.0507
Contact email:
Location and Hours:
3939 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Monday-Friday 8:30-12:00pm & 1:00-4:30pm

Safe Campus

SafeCampus is the central reporting office at UW if you are concerned for the safety of yourself or a friend. They have trained specialists who will take your call, connect you with resources, and put safety measures in place to reduce the chances of violence occurring. They are available 24/7. Here is a brochure with more information.

Services SafeCampus offers:

  • Suicide Intervention Program
  • Sexual Assault Services
  • Self harm
  • Relationship Violence or stalking
  • Students in Distress
  • Your safety and the safety of others

Contact phone: 206.685.SAFE (206.685.7233)
Contact email:

Husky NightWalk

Contact phone: 206.685.WALK (9255)

Uniformed security guards operate 6:30pm to 2:00am, seven days week, 365 days a year, providing a walking escort to community members within the campus locations and the residential area north of 45th St.  Bounded by NE 45th St on the south, 15th Ave NE on the west, 22nd Ave NE to the east, and Ravenna Park in the north, the service includes all residences located on each border street, as outlined in the map. Husky NightWalk also services the UW Tower and Roosevelt Commons to the connected UW parking garages and bus stops. Husky NightWalk provide escorts to the Tower location but not from the Tower to campus. In addition, Husky NightWalk security guards are equipped to help people, with proper identification, who cannot get into their offices and they can assist with jump starts for dead batteries. When members from the campus community need help, call 206.685.WALK (9255).

Husky NightWalk Service Area Map.

How to Use Husky NightWalk

  1. Dial 206.685.WALK (206.685.9255) at the very time you are ready for the service.
  2. After speaking with a Husky NightWalk staff member, go to the decided entrance where the uniformed guard will meet you a few minutes prior to your given wait time.
  3. Stand safely inside the entrance, and watch for the Husky NightWalk guard as s/he will not enter the building to find you.
  4. Have your student, staff or other identification ready.