This website uses cookies to understand how you use the website and to improve your experience. By continuing to use the website, you accept the University of New England’s use of cookies and similar technologies. To learn more about our use of cookies and how to manage your browser cookie settings, please review our Privacy Notice.


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

Active Shooter

If there is an Active Shooter in your building

  • Run:
    • If you think you can safely, RUN. Don’t wait for others who might be reluctant to leave.
  • Hide:
    • Lock all doors and windows if you can. If you can’t lock a door barricade with furniture or anything you may have.
    • Turn off all lights, televisions, radios and put your phone on silent.
    • Move to a point in the room where you cannot be seen such as under a desk, behind a file cabinet, a wall closest to the hallway where you can’t be seen through a window.
    • Dial 911 and let the police know where you are and any other information that might be helpful.
  • Fight:
    • As a last resort, if the active shooter enters your hiding space, you may have to fight. If you do, commit to taking down the shooter with all you have.

Wait for a recognized UNE Official or the police to tell you to come out.

Learn more about what to do to survive an active shooter event: Run, Hide, Fight

UNE has numerous ways of distributing urgent information in the event of an emergency.

* Requires contact information, so individuals are urged to sign up now at U-Online to update their emergency contact information.

Learn More about emergency notifications