VCU Alternative Website
current advisory


Remain calm, use common sense and give assistance as needed.

Call the VCU Police at 828-1234 or the Richmond Police by dialing 911.

Evacuate buildings immediately upon fire alarm activation or upon request of authorities.

Shelter in place upon hearing a campus siren or upon seeing activation of an Alertus warning device.

Know the location of at least two emergency exits close to your working/living areas.

What NOT to do in an emergency

In order to keep lines open, do not use the telephone except to report the emergency situation.

Do not use elevators.

Do not jeopardize your life and the lives of others by attempting to save property.

All VCU personnel are reminded to report all suspicious activities to the
VCU Police as well as to local law enforcement. VCU has procedures in
place to report to City, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies.


Welcome to the VCU Alert Alternate Website.

This site will only be updated during emergencies when access to the VCU web servers are unavailable for an extended period of time. Otherwise this site will simply supply you links to Emergency Information and other important Phone Numbers.

emergency numbers

On-campus emergency

(804) 828-1234

Off-campus emergency



critical links

Campus Resources
VCU Police
Residental Life & Housing
Student Commons and Activities
Counseling Services
Student Accessibility & Educational Opportunity
Emergency Communications
Multicultural Student Affairs
News Services
Student Affairs
Student Government Association
Student Health Services
VCU Dining Services
VCU Libraries
Technology Services


Community Resources
Richmond Police
Richmond Fire and Emergency Services
American Red Cross of Virginia

State and Federal Resources
Va Department of Emergency Management
Virginia Department of Transportation
Virginia Department of Health
Virginia State Police
Federal Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Travel Warnings

Virginia Commonwealth University
Facilities Management | Office of Planning and Design | Emergency Preparedness Planning
Date Last Updated: September 12, 2018