be prepared

Are you prepared to respond in the event of an emergency? Whatever form a situation takes-from natural disaster to infectious outbreak-it's most important that all students, faculty and staff are informed on how to respond quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.

Get Emergency Alerts

In the event of a campus emergency, Case Western Reserve notifies the university community through Rave Mobile Safety, a text and voice messaging alert system (in addition to other means). Only used in cases of imminent danger or serious threats to the campus community or closures due to weather, Rave Alert is an opt-out system. If your cell phone number is in HCM or SIS, or you live in Campus Housing, you should have been automatically enrolled. All University community members with a CWRU ID are encouraged to log into Rave to ensure contact information is current.

Campus evacuation plan

Is it time to evacuate? Because different situations warrant different evacuation strategies and procedures, the campus evacuation plan outlines the emergency situations, announcements or alerts that signal your course of action. Be prepared: view the campus evacuation plan.

Emergency reporting and procedures

Emergencies can occur without notice anytime, anywhere. In coordination with area first-responders and university administration, the Office of Emergency Management has established sets of procedures to help students, faculty and staff respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations. Learn how to respond in an emergency.

Severe weather

Case Western Reserve University rarely closes. In the event of difficult conditions and severe weather, like tornadoes or snowstorms, every effort is made to maintain university operations. Read more about severe weather-related closings and operations.

Emerging infections

When an outbreak of an infectious disease, such as influenza, occurs, Case Western Reserve University is committed to communicating as much information as possible to the campus community regarding the state of the outbreak, recommendations for prevention and treatment, possible cases on campus, travel warnings and wellness resources. Learn about the Emerging Infections Committee.

The U.S. government provides comprehensive information on pandemic and avian influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities through The site also offers resources for flu treatment and prevention, travel warnings, local outbreak tracking and frequently asked questions. Make note of the resources at

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Case Western Reserve University notifies the campus community of emergency situtaions through a text message alert system, called Rave Alert.

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