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.

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
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