Emergency Preparedness and Response

Current Status

There is no emergency at the University of New England. The campus is operating under normal conditions.

In the event of an emergency, this site will be updated with information about the nature of the incident, how to remain safe and the point at which safety has been restored after the event.

The University of New England is committed to keeping our community safe. The UNE Emergency Preparedness and Response website is designed to inform the community about emergency procedures and resources for responding to a situation that threatens public safety.

These emergencies might include public health emergencies, major power failures, accidents, bomb threats, hazardous spills or fires. These types of emergencies can pose significant threats to life and property.

UNE’s emergency response procedures exist to maintain our ability to quickly and effectively respond to any public safety emergency. Please review these pages carefully and refer to them for critical information in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Quick Reference


Campus Violence

  1. Dial 911 immediately, then 366 for UNE Safety and Security.
  2. Report as much information regarding the incident as possible:
    • Location
    • Number of individuals involved
    • Injuries
  3. The Department of Safety and Security will determine what protective actions should be taken.

Campus violence includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Shelter in Place

  1. Lock all doors and windows; barricade door if no lock is present.
  2. Turn off lights and any audio equipment.
  3. Move to a point in the room where you cannot be seen, such as a wall closest to the hallway, under a desk or behind a file cabinet.
  4. Wait until a recognized UNE official, UNE Safety and Security officer or police officer gives you permission to come out.

All Other Emergency Procedures