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Emergency Information

Building emergencies should be reported to the Facilities Management Office at 5-5521 during weekday work hours or to 5-5560 during evenings, weekends, and holidays.

See Emergency Information.

Harvard University Campus Escort Program (HUCEP)

HUCEP teams, who are trained and supervised by the HUPD, provide walking escorts to students, faculty, and staff seven nights a week during the academic year and cover the Yard, River, and Quad areas. Teams are identified by their brightly colored vests, labeled HUCEP. Escorts respond to calls for service through the HUCEP hotline [617-384-8237 or 38-HUCEP] and can be flagged down by students, faculty, and staff in need of an escort.

The hours of operation for HUCEP are:

  • 10:30p.m. – 2:00a.m. (Sunday through Wednesday)
  • 10:30p.m. – 3:00a.m. (Thursday through Saturday). 

Evening Van Service (617-495-0400) (fully accessible)

The Evening Van Service is designed to provide transportation throughout the Cambridge and Allston campuses. During the academic year, rides are free and available on request between 7:00p.m. and 3:00a.m. Calls are taken until 2:30a.m.

Harvard University MessageMe

MessageMe is Harvard University’s emergency messaging system.

In the event of an emergency or significant disruption in operations, the University will use MessageMe to quickly distribute critical information to all active Harvard faculty, staff, students, and other community members who are likely to be on campus.