Quinnipiac University

Emergency Preparedness

We make sure our community stays connected at all times in the event of an emergency. In cases where there is a crisis or event that threatens the safety or well-being of any facet of the university, a campus alert will be issued, with communications broadcast via the website, our text alert system, and social media channels.

Saturday, April 20: EMS training exercise

Quinnipiac will host an EMS training exercise from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 20 on the Mount Carmel Campus. The goal of this drill is to prepare Quinnipiac EMS members on emergency response skills and the ability to effectively plan and work with outside agencies. Please expect the presence of multiple emergency vehicles and first responders throughout the day. Call Public Safety at 203-582-6200 with any questions or concerns.

Responding to an armed intruder/active shooter

  • Don’t let others impede your escape; however, offer to help others if possible. 
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Warn/prevent others from entering the area.
  • Call 911 when you are safe. 

  • Lock and/or block the door behind you. 
  • Silence your cellphone. 
  • Hide behind large objects. 
  • Remain quiet and stay out of view. 

  • Attempt to incapacitate the intruder. 
  • Act with physical aggression.
  • Improvise weapons.
  • Commit to your actions.
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Active Shooter Training

Quinnipiac provides all employees with training in emergency situations.

Contact Us

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

Public Safety

For non-life-threatening emergencies or routine requests for help, call Public Safety:

Rave Guardian

Download this free app on your device by searching “Quinnipiac” in your iTunes App Store or Android Market. This application provides rapid and proactive communications with friends, family, co-workers, your college or university, and 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. 

QU Alerts

All members of the Bobcat community are encouraged to sign up for QU alerts. Once you are registered, the university may connect with you via text, email and a phone call about any emergencies, weather-related cancellations or other critical university information. Users will be prompted to enter their credentials to complete the form.

Sign up for Alerts


To receive timely announcements and emergency alerts to your computer, members of the Bobcat community must install this program. Users will be prompted to enter their credentials before downloading the appropriate installation package. 

Download Alertus