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Use the safety and emergency resources available on this site to familiarize yourself with the University of Waterloo's emergency procedures, and take an active role in your personal safety and security.

The resources found on this website mirror those found within the WatSAFE app, making this important information quickly and easily available to members of the University community who do not have access to the mobile app. You cannot receive notifications on your mobile device unless you have a smart phone and data plan, and either install the Android or iOS app, or monitor the @WatSAFEApp weibo account. Notifications are no longer available via SMS.

  1. Sep. 29, 2022Test of the University's emergency communication system - Oct 6

    What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

    When is this happening? Thursday, October 6 at 11:00 a.m.                                             

    What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

  2. May 10, 2022Test of the University's emergency communication system - May 17

    What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

    When is this happening? Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m.                                             

    What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

  3. Jan. 26, 2022Test of the University's emergency communication system - Feb 2

    What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.

    When is this happening? Wednesday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m.                                             

    What is the impact? Emergency communication channels being tested include:

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WatSAFE Desktop Notification tool now available

Download the WatSAFE Desktop Notification tool to your Mac or Windows machine to receive emergency communication alerts to your desktop: