Emergency Information

In an emergency go to the UIC Alerts tab for ongoing communications

Get Help

  • To summon Police or Fire for any on-campus emergency, call 5-5555 “Five Fives for Help.” Phone stickers are available from the UIC Police.
  • Set up the complete number, 312-355-5555, on speed-dial on your cell phone.
  • More than 1,300 emergency call boxes are on campus. A red button activates an alarm and flashing light and immediately connects you to UIC Police. Spot the phone locations as you make your way around campus.
  • Safety tips

Get Information

  • Subscribe your cell phone to receive text message alerts. An immediate SMS text alert will be sent in case of a serious crime in progress, a weather emergency, or other urgent situation. Log in to accc.uic.edu/service/uic-alert from any computer to subscribe.
  • Call the UIC Hotline at 312-413-9696. In addition to emergency information, the hotline will alert you to building closures or class relocations.
  • Watch your UIC email account for UIC Alert email messages.
  • Subscribe to our urgent/emergency RSS feed.

Update your emergency contact information

  • To update emergency contacts, go to my.UIC. Under the Academics tab, select Registration, enter Student Self-Service, select Personal Information, and then select Emergency Contacts.
  • If you have questions about loading an Emergency Contact in Banner Student Self-Service, you can contact the Registration Help Line at 312-996-8600, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.