Campus Safety and Security

Campus Safety & Security Tips

The Twin Cities area is considered a safe place to live, but it is not free from crime. Safety is everyone's responsibility. Here are some tips to help keep you safe at the U of M.

University Police Department

Visit the University Police Department website to learn more about campus security.  If you are on campus, and need to call the police, their phone numbers are listed below:

Emergencies: dial 9-1-1

[email protected]

Reporting A Crime

Visit the UMN Public Safety website to learn how to report a crime.

FREE Campus Escort Services

The Security Monitor Program, a branch of the UMPD, offers FREE walking and biking security escorts to and from campus locations and nearby adjacent neighborhoods for all students, staff, faculty and visitors.

To request an escort from a trained student security monitor, please call 612-624-WALK, or 4-WALK from any campus phone, shortly before your desired departure time. Your safety is our first priority!


SAFE-U is the University of Minnesota's emergency notification text messaging system. It is one of several ways the University system provides emergency information to faculty, staff, and students.

Receive fast text messages regarding:

  • extreme weather conditions
  • building closures
  • university closures
  • university threats and emergencies