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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 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.

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  1. Mar. 21, 2016Reminder: Download WatSAFE to receive campus emergency notifications

    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.

  2. Mar. 1, 2016Discontinuation of SMS (text messaging) for emergency notifications

    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.

  3. Sep. 28, 2015WatSAFE: Campus safety and emergency notification app now available for download - Sept 28

    What is happening? The University of Waterloo is excited to announce the launch of WatSAFE -- a free safety and emergency notification app that provides immediate access to personal safety and campus emergency resources.

    What do you need to do? Download the WatSAFE app to your BlackBerry, iPhone or Android device and explore the safety and emergency resources available, including:

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