Parents & Families


Public Safety Officer on patrol

What if there is an emergency and I need to reach my student?

If, in an emergency, it is always best to try to reach your student via his/her cell phone. A Student Life Dean is also on call at all times and may be reached during normal business hours at (909)-748-8053, or through Public Safety, 909-748-8888 after hours.

How is the University prepared for a major disaster?

The University staff, both administrative and student, are very highly trained to respond in the case of all emergencies. If there is a major emergency affecting the University and you are unable to reach the institution by phone, we have established a toll free number which is located outside of the Redlands area.

It will be updated as quickly with information as possible and will be available for you to call to determine whether communication systems and services are operational. Updates to the message will be provided as necessary. Obviously, in a major emergency it would be impossible for every parent to call and reach someone.

This system has been set up to accommodate a large volume of calls, as well as provide up to the minute information. This toll free number is 1-877-687-8300.

In addition, in case of an emergency, you may see updates on our emergency website.

UR Bulldog Alert

The University has an alert system called "UR Bulldog Alert" which is a communications service used to quickly reach the campus community with urgent voice and text messages. It is used to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates to selected e-mail addresses, campus phone, cell phone, pager, BlackBerry, PDA and/or other e-mail accounts, mobile devices, and emergency contacts.

In the event of an emergency, such as a fire or earthquake, the University will be able to send important alerts and updates to the seleced e-mail boxes, cell phones, or mobile devices. Only students may sign up for this service at this time.

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