Emergency Preparedness

This section has been compiled to assist University community members with pre-emergency planning and to provide a central location for a variety of related resources and updates.

Emergency Notifications

Emergency Alerts
Public Safety Alerts
Princeton Telephone and E-mail Notification System (PTENS)
Other Information Resources

Emergency Procedures

The Emergency Guidelines for the Campus Community website is a compilation of the University's emergency procedures. The site is maintained by the University's Emergency Preparedness Task Force.

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Campus Emergency Quick Links

Pandemic Influenza Guidelines
Contacting Public Safety
Departmental Emergency Coordinators
Designated Assembly Areas
Evacuating Buildings
Fire Safety Online Training
Map of Blue Light Phones
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program


HR Weather Emergency Policy
Laboratory Security
Mail Handling
Pranks & Hoaxes


University Health Services
Office of Religious Life


Campus Planning Resources
Risk Management Travel Guidelines
Understanding Security Alerts

Travel Warnings

Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
CDC Travel Advisories

Emergency Archive

Princeton's Response to September 11, 2001

  • In an emergency, dial 911 from a campus phone or 609-258-3333 from a cell phone. Public Safety will notify the appropriate medical, fire or police agency.
  • 24-hour recorded emergency hotline: 609-258-7700
  • University weather alert hotline: 609-258-SNOW