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VU Emergency Guides

NEW Campus Emergency Guidebook available for download

These brief guides provide instructions for some of the emergencies that may occur on the Vanderbilt campus.  You may need additional information in the event of an actual emergency.

To contact Vanderbilt Police in an emergency:

  • Call 911 from any campus phone.
  • Call  (615) 421-1911  from any other phone.

Vanderbilt University Emergency Contact Numbers

Natural Disasters


Evacuation - General

Evacuation - Disabilities

Shelter in Place

Hazardous Materials Spill

Medical Emergencies


Medical Center students, staff and faculty should also refer to the VUMC Emergency Response Quick Reference Guide and the VUMC Safety & Emergency Operations Manual.