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Safety and Security

Learn about safety and security policies, procedures, and tips at UMGC.

Your safety and security is a top priority at University of Maryland Global Campus. Familiarize yourself with safety tips and security procedures to ensure you are prepared in cases of emergency, crime, or severe weather.

Stay Informed About Safety and Closures at UMGC

If an emergency situation materializes, ranging from severe weather to a terrorist attack, the University of Maryland Global Campus community will be alerted and provided updated information through the following communication channels:

  • UMGC homepage
  • Emergency phone line (301-985-SNOW)
  • MyAlerts, which sends notifications of emergency and weather-related closings directly to your cell phone, e-mail, and more
  • Public address systems at UMGC Headquarters
  • Emergency radios, where available

In addition, the University of Maryland's Department of Public Safety has implemented an early warning emergency siren to provide instant notification to the College Park campus of imminent, dangerous conditions. When activated, all personnel are instructed to seek shelter in the closest building, preferably on the lowest level and in an interior hallway. Information on the alert status can be obtained via radio on 88.1 FM or 1640 AM, on UMD's website, or by calling 301-405-7669.

Please do not rely on the media for reports on UMGC operational status, as local media often confuses UMGC with other USM institutions and may erroneously report the university's status.

Explore Safety and Security

Security Alerts and Daily Crime Log
Read the latest security notifications for the UMGC community.

Emergency Preparedness
Read emergency preparedness tips from UMGC on topics including severe weather, fires, evacuations, and more.

Health and Safety
Find out how to handle first aid, medical emergencies, and the spread of germs.

Crime and Personal Safety
Get tips on protecting yourself and your property on University of Maryland Global Campus locations and beyond.

Response Emergency Assessment Crisis Team
Learn how REACT works to identify, prevent, and manage safety threats.

Security FAQs
Get answers to frequently asked questions about security at UMGC.

Contact Security
Get in touch with security at UMGC.

Safety and Security Annual Report

The Annual Safety and Security Report includes information about campus crime and security at UMGC.

Find out what to do if you see something suspicious. This video contains footage that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

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