Emergency Information

In cases of life-threatening emergencies, always call 911 first.

Immediate Emergency Numbers

  • 911 from either a campus telephone or any public telephone.
  • From a cell phone, call 510-642-3333 to reach the UC Berkeley Police.
  • From a cell phone, call 510-981-5911 to reach the City of Berkeley Police.

Campus Emergency Information

During a major emergency, campus information may be found at:

  • Telephone: 1-800-705-9998
  • On the Web: oem.berkeley.edu  
  • On the radio: KALX Radio Station (UC Berkeley) 90.7 FM
  • UC Utility Hotline (PP-CS) 1-800-979-9995
  • Sign up for WarnMe Emergency Alert Service: https://warnme.berkeley.edu/


Call 911 if you have a life-threatening medical emergencyThe hospital emergency room closest to campus is Alta Bates Hospital, 2450 Ashby Ave, just east of Telegraph Ave.

The Tang center has a list of additional emergency room and urgent care centers near campus on its website.


The latest updates on COVID-19 policies and resources for the UC Berkeley campus community are posted at coronavirus.berkeley.edu, including protocols for reporting potential COVID-19 cases


If you are in crisis, go to Counseling and Psychological Services on the 3rd floor of the Tang Center for open drop-in hours (M -F, 10am – 5pm), call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.

  • UC Berkeley Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): 510.642.9494 for 24/7 access to a counselor by phone.

  • Tang CPS After Hours: 510.643.7197
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255

  • Veteran’s Crisis Line: 800.273.8255 (press 1) or Text to: 838255

The Tang center has a list of additional community crisis and hotline numbers on its website.



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Law School Advisories

Preparing for Campus Emergencies

Mental Health & Personal Crisis Resources

For questions about emergency preparedness for the building, please email: boc@law.berkeley.edu

Please see our Acknowledgements page for a huge thank you to the people who created this page and the processes and policies within.