Emergency notifications

In the event of an emergency, notification will be sent using a number of communication channels:

  • SCAD Alert via text, email and automated phone call to SCAD administrative office phone lines, email accounts and registered cellphones
  • SCAD Twitter (@scaddotedu)
  • Local news media

Follow instructions delivered by public safety officials.

If it is safe to do so, remain where you are until you receive further instructions.

SCAD app

Download one of the best SCAD safety tools, the free SCAD app, which features easy access to LiveSafe, SafeRide and TransLoc, as well as maps of each SCAD location. Now available on the App Store and Google Play, the SCAD app is compatible with Apple and Android devices.


In case of an emergency, MySCAD enables the Department of University Safety to instantly connect with students, faculty and staff. This invaluable tool allows university officials to share vital information when necessary, including evacuation plans and closings.

To make sure your contact information is up to date, log in to MySCAD > My Info tab > My Personal Info channel, and then select "Update Emergency Notification."

The effectiveness of MySCAD relies on accurate contact information. All members of the SCAD community should keep their information current to ensure delivery of emergency messages. Users can set up quarterly reminders to check contact information so it doesn't become outdated.

Web support

In the event of a closure or an evacuation, this website will continue to function as an important source of information.

Notifications of closure

The president and the executive vice president may authorize closings and evacuations. They can do so prior to a mandatory evacuation by government emergency management officials. In the event of such an occurrence, students will be notified immediately.