Emergency Management

Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management instills a culture of preparedness while enhancing and improving the disaster resiliency of the University by mitigating against, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies.

Active UR AlertsRequest for Emergency Preparedness Support

During an emergency impacting campus, the University of Richmond will use UR Alert to provide critical, safety information.

University of Richmond officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19, a rapidly evolving health situation. The University is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health. As new information about the outbreak and its potential impact on the Spider community becomes available, the University will send updates via email and the COVID-19 website.

Campus Operations

Emergency Management is an Office within Campus Operations.

Meet the Lert

No one knows the true origin of Kurt the Lert. Some say he's the result of an experiment gone wrong in Gottwald; some say he rose from Westhampton Lake. But what we do know is he seems to look like many of the different animals you might see around campus, all rolled into one. You can see some deer, fox, duck, and squirrel, and maybe a little superhero in there. But the most important thing is that he is alert. He's prepared for any hazard he may encounter — whether it's ice and snow or wind and tornadoes, Kurt the Lert is ready.

Are you alert?

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Are You Alert?
  • Winter Weather - Resolve to be Ready
  • Flooding - Turn Around Don't Drown
  • Thunderstorm - Go Indoors
  • During a Tornado - Get Low
  • Fire - Crawl Below the Smoke
  • Earthquake - Drop Cover and Hold On