Emergency Notifications

Notifications and Information About Emergencies

UC Davis is prepared to meet the need for urgent communication as part of its comprehensive emergency management program. We have multiple ways to distribute life-saving and other important information in major emergencies.

Be prepared to play your part. Familiarize yourself with these communication methods. For those that require your contact information in advance, sign up now.

And learn more about campus safety and emergency management.

UC Davis WarnMe

  • Emergency notification service


  • University home page
  • Facebook


  • Emergency Status Line (530) 752-4000

News Media

  • KFBK 1530 AM and other news media

UC Davis WarnMe

UC Davis WarnMe is an emergency notification service that provides faculty, staff and students with timely information and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations that may directly affect their well-being. UC Davis WarnMe, which serves all of UC Davis (including the Davis and Sacramento campuses and other facilities), can send messages to the university community by e-mail, telephone, cell phone and text messaging.

To deliver messages, UC Davis WarnMe uses employees’ work contact information from the university’s online directory, students’ official UC Davis e-mail addresses, and personal contact information that students and employees voluntarily provide to the service. To learn more about the service and provide contact information, visit UC Davis WarnMe.


University Home Page

UC Davis posts information about major campus emergencies and other news on the UC Davis home page. News can also be found on the UC Davis News and Information page.


UC Davis is able to send emergency bulletins to its “fans” on the Facebook social media site. If you aren’t already a member, join Facebook. Then you’ll be able to visit UC Davis’ main Facebook site and click through to become a fan. Then watch your Facebook for bulletins.


Emergency Status Line (530) 752-4000

The campus emergency status line provides callers with a recorded telephone message about the status of the campus in an emergency. In the event of an emergency, the recording indicates the emergency’s nature, brief instructions and another source of information, such as the UC Davis home page. Callers dial (530) 752-4000.

News Media

KFBK 1530 AM and Other News Media

UC Davis works directly with the news media to broadly disseminate information about emergencies and provide direction to students, employees and others.

Our radio partner for emergencies is KFBK Radio 1530 AM in Sacramento. KFBK is the designated station for initiating broadcast of Emergency Alert System messages for several Northern California counties. The station has a large coverage area and offers live audio streaming on its Web site.