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.


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.

Preparing for Campus Emergencies

Mental Health & Personal Crisis Resources

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Name Title and Department  Role on Committee Email
Charles Cannon (Chair) Sr. Assistant Dean & Chief Administrative Officer Dean’s designee and facilitator of plan implementation. ccannon@law.berkeley.edu
Lisa Ferrari Project Manager   lferrari@berkeley.edu
Kyle Kate Dudley Assistant Director of Student Services, Accessible Education Provides guidance on student-facing concerns including impact on academic and personal advising, as well as impact on accessible education and students with disabilities. kylekatedudley@law.berkeley.edu
Yvette Garcia Sr. HR, Analyst, Human Resources Provides guidance and insight with regard to personnel policies and procedures involving our staff employees. yvetteg@berkeley.edu
Gabriel Gonzalez Assistant Dean & Chief Information Officer Support for continuity of IT services for faculty, students and staff during and after emergencies. Liasion to central IT services providers. gabem@berkeley.edu
NoahLani Litwinsella Student Representative Representing the student body on the Emergency Preparedness Committee. noahlani_litwinsella@berkeley.edu
Marcos Mocine-McQueen      
Carol Rachwald Registrar Ensures classes have the spaces required, and makes any necessary adjustments in scheduling. crachwald@law.berkeley.edu
Eric Rakowski      
Andrea Roth Professor of Law Faculty representative (1 of 2) aroth@law.berkeley.edu
gar Russell Director of Operations Facilities Manager gar@law.berkeley.edu
Alex A.G. Shapiro Executive Director, Communications Supports in messaging to the Berkeley Law community and liaises with the media. ashapiro@law.berkeley.edu
Amy Utstein Director of Administration, Clinical Program Representing the faculty, staff, and students of Berkeley Law’s Clinical Program autstein@law.berkeley.edu
Kathleen Vanden Heuvel Director, Law Library & Supervise Facilities, Proj. Issues relating to building and law library. Historical knowledge. kvandenh@law.berkeley.edu
Whitney Mello Administrative Officer, Dean’s Office   wmello@law.berkeley.edu
Kelly Franklin Public Information Officer, Communications Supports in messaging to the Berkeley Law community and liaises with the media. kfranklin@law.berkeley.edu