Emergency Management

The CUMC Emergency Management Operations Team (EMOT) is trained and ready to guide the campus during emergencies. Led by the Vice President of Facilities Management & Campus Services, the team meets periodically to review and, if necessary, update the Emergency Management Plan. The team may also run emergency drills to assess the campus’s readiness for and response to potential emergencies.


In the event of an emergency, EMOT works closely with key Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, and University partners to gather and provide timely coordinated, accurate information to the CUMC community, the news media, and the public about the nature and status of the emergency.


Stay Updated During an Emergency

  1. Sign up to receive emergency text message alerts and emails at https://my.columbia.edu.
  2. During an emergency, the CUMC Advisory Hotline is activated with voice message updates. The Hotline number is 212.305.7300. This number is not active unless there is an institutional emergency.


Emergency Numbers

In an emergency, always first call Public Safety at 212.305.7979.
In a medical emergency, call 911.


CUMC Emergency Numbers

Public Safety


Environmental Health & Safety


Facilities Management

212.305.4357 (HELP), Option 3

Radiation Safety


CUMC Advisory Hotline (only active during institutional emergencies)



Useful Resources for Emergency Preparedness


Need Help? Contact Facilities Management

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 3'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All other times, call Public Safety at
305-8100 for routine matters or
305-7979 for an on-campus emergency.

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Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

Columbia University
School of Nursing

Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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