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Phones & helplines

For help or emergency use

Emergency Type Call or Action to take
University of Waterloo Police ext. 22222 or 519-888-4911
Ambulance 911
Help Line Emergency phone buttons
Fire Fire alarm pull stations

Pay phones

Every pay phone on the property has a red button on it that is a direct line to the University of Waterloo Police.

  • Remove receiver
  • Push the University of Waterloo Police button
  • This is a free call - no money is needed


There are several “Help Lines” located at strategic points throughout the University of Waterloo. These can be used for general inquires, to report safety issues and emergency situations. Their locations are listed on all campus maps under the information tab.

  • Push button
  • No need to continue pushing
  • University of Waterloo Police will hear any activity around the phone