Emergency Contacts and Procedures

Contacts Available 24/7

  • Police/Fire Department 911
    • To report crime, fire, or other life safety emergencies.
  • Harvard University Police Department 617-495-1212 (5-1212)
    • To report police matters on Harvard’s Campus.
  • Facilities Maintenance & Operations 617-495-5560 (5-5560)
    • To report building maintenance issues and requests.
  • SPH Security Desk in FXB 617-432-1040 (2-1040)
    • SPH Security Issues

SPH News Hotline: 617-432-NEWS

The SPH News Hotline contains information about school cancellations and matters impacting normal operations of the school. School closings and re-openings will also be displayed on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health homepage at https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/.


MessageMe is a tool used for the University to communicate when there is a public safety issue occurring in and around Harvard’s Campus. Registered users can choose to receive voicemail, text message, and/or email notification to their personal accounts. Please visit the MessageMe Alerts website to learn more and sign up.