Welcome to WatSAFE
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 can also follow these steps to receive notifications on your mobile device via SMS text message, even if you don't have a smart phone or data plan.
- Feb. 27, 2018
What is happening? We will be testing the University’s campus-wide emergency communication system.
When is this happening? Tuesday, March 6 between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m.
- Mar. 21, 2016
Effective Monday, April 4 campus emergency alerts will no longer be sent via SMS (text messsage). Download the WatSAFE app to stay informed of campus safety and emergency situations.
- Mar. 1, 2016
Effective Monday, April 4, 2016, emergency alerts/notifications will no longer be sent to members of the campus community via SMS (text message) as these messages were becoming unreliable and were no longer received in a timely manner. Emergency messages will now be sent using the campus emergency notification app, WatSAFE. Downloading the app to your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry device or tablet ensures you receive immediate access to Alert Notifications and Alert Statuses (situation updates), even when you’re on the go.