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Building a Campus Culture of Preparedness and Resilience

Emergency Management and Planning fosters prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities to protect our campus from the adverse effects of disaster, relying on multi-discipline collaboration, cooperation, and coordination, all to support the University’s teaching, research, and public safety mission.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognizes that planning for different risks as well as local, regional and national, disasters and events is critical to protecting its constituents, neighbors, environment and resources. Emergency Management and Planning plans for emergencies such as pandemic influenza, natural hazards, and numerous other threats to the health and safety of the University.

  • Carolina Ready

    Be Carolina Ready with these important emergency preparedness tips and other resources.

  • Alert Carolina

    The Alert Carolina emergency notification system pushes out messages in multiple ways in the event of an emergency or dangerous situation.



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Mission Continuity News November 2023: Relocation and Remote Transition

November 15, 2023

As we continue to adapt to evolving circumstances, it is essential that we are well-prepared to relocate to alternate work spaces and seamlessly transition to remote work, ensuring the continuity of our essential functions.

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Mission Continuity News October 2023: Campus Lifelines

October 17, 2023

As a part of our commitment to national preparedness, we are shifting our approach to Mission Continuity plans by applying FEMA’s Community Lifeline concept to campus.

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FEMA to Hold Nationwide Emergency Alert Tests

October 2, 2023

Cell phone users will receive the alert system test on Oct. 4.