This web page provides contact information and other resources designed to serve the HLS community during a crisis or on-campus emergency. During a significant emergency, this page will be updated with new information and linked from the HLS homepage.
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General Emergency Information
In cases of life-threatening emergencies, always call 911 first. Below are some additional numbers that can also be called as appropriate, but 911 is always the best way to seek help in a life-threatening situation.
- Harvard University Police Department (for public safely, threat, violence, and theft)
- Cambridge Police Department (for public safely, threat, violence, and theft)
- Cambridge Fire Department (for fire)
- Harvard University Operations Center (for fire/smoke/explosion, hazardous materials, flooding, utility failure, and facilities issues)
- Harvard University Health Services (for illness)
Pound Hall location: 617-495-4414
Main number: 617-495-5711
- Inclement Weather line (provides recorded information)
- HLS Winter Weather Guidelines
- HLS Campus Map
- Harvard University Emergency Information
- Harvard University Emergency Guide (pdf)
*For tips on personal emergency preparedness, please visit www.ready.gov.
Central Gathering Space
In the event of an emergency that results in a prolonged loss of power or limited access to email, Harkness Commons will serve as a central location where information will be provided to members of the HLS community.
The Law School maintains a standing Local Emergency Management Team that works closely with University officials on emergency protocols and, in the event of an incident, will coordinate emergency response activities for the School.
HLS team members
Director, Facilities Management
Assistant Dean for Communications
Chief Human Resources Officer and Dean for Human Resources
Chief Information Officer
Dean of Students
Associate Director for Collection Development & Digital Initiatives
Dean for Administration
Administrative Coordinator for the Dean for Administration
MessageMe Administrators Login (for emergency personnel only)