UD Safety & Wellness

UD's commitment
to ensuring a healthy
& safe environment

The University of Delaware is constantly innovating to keep everyone safe, healthy and comfortable in this rapidly changing world. Learn more about steps you can take to join us in this commitment.

Dial 911 if you have an emergency

Railroad Safety

A rail line runs through UD's Newark campus.
Every three hours in the U.S., a person or vehicle is hit by a train. 


Stay safe by following simple rules:

  • Cross only at marked crossings
  • Do not walk along or on train tracks.
  • Never drive or walk around gates or flashing red lights
  • Expect a train on the tracks at any time of the day or night 

Safety tips


UD's Coronavirus response

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and work to mitigate its impact on our campus community.

Coronavirus website


UD is working with the CDC and Delaware Division of Public Health to educate our campus, prepare for, and respond to monkeypox.

Monkeypox website

Campus safety

UD's robust approach to campus safety fosters an environment where our students, employees and visitors feel welcome and safe.

UD Police website


Mental Health

The Center for Counseling & Student Development works to promote psychological wellbeing so students can be more successful in academic, personal, and career pursuits. Counseling services are free for students. 

CCSD website

Sexual Assault

When violence happens, it is never the victim’s fault.  Numerous resources exist on campus to help victims, including:

UD Title IX Office Resources

Active Shooter

Know what to do in the tragic circumstance there is a shooter on campus. UDPD recommends three action items: Run, Hide or Fight. 

UD Police Resources


Medical Care

Student Health Services, located in Laurel Hall, provides care to students. SHS offers a full range of primary and preventative care, as well as specialist physical health services. 

SHS website

Workplace Safety

Environmental Health and Safety provides training, services and resources on fire safety, lab safety, construction safety, environmental protection and employee safety. 

EHS Website


Safe Travel


Escort Service

A free escort service is available from any University location and specific areas off campus. To arrange for an escort, call (302) 831-RIDE, use the LiveSafe app or a blue light emergency phone.


Late Night Shuttle

A shuttle bus is available for students traveling from campus to their nearby off-campus residences from 6 pm-1 am. The pick-up points are Morris Library, Perkins Student Center, Townsend Hall and the STAR Health Science Building.  Requests can be made using the same 831-RIDE phone number or the LiveSafe app. Coverage area for the service can be seen on this map.


Both the UD shuttle and UD golf cart rides are available from 6 p.m. - 1 a.m., 7 days a week.


Call 302-831-RIDE or use the LiveSafe app to request service. 



Stay Informed


UD Alert, UD's primary emergency notification tool, allows UD to send emergency messages within minutes. UD Alert is activated only during major emergencies, situations where there is an imminent danger to the safety and welfare of students, faculty and staff, or if a state of emergency is declared. 


Sign up for UDAlert



LiveSafe provides a quick tip submittal via text with picture and video attachments (including the option to stay anonymous), live chat with safety officials, fast access to emergency phone numbers that initiate location tracking when dialed, a comprehensive safety map, and a peer-to-peer location monitoring with concurrent group chat feature called SafeWalk. Additionally, app users can receive important broadcast notifications sent by UDPD.

Download and Sign up



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Newark Police Department

The University of Delaware's main campus is contiguous with the City of Newark. Most students living  off-campus are residents of the City and receive city services. Students are encouraged to follow Newark's social media accounts for information. 

City of Newark

Social Media Updates

The University Police Department works in collaboration with the Office of Communications and Marketing to leverage social media in communicating real-time updates in an emergency. 

Get Involved

Get involved in promoting campus safety. 


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