Campus Safety Mailing List

Subscribe to the Campus Safety Mailing List to receive the Homewood Campus Security Alerts and other important information related to safety and security around the Homewood campus. This list is open to public subscription.

To subscribe, click on the button below to send us an email. The email address must be the same as the one from which you originally requested a subscription to the mailing list. You will be automatically subscribed when the email is received. No additional text is necessary in the body of the email. Simply click the link and hit send.

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RAVE Emergency Alert Text Message System

The RAVE Emergency Text Message System immediately broadcasts emergency information to subscribers. The system is available only to Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff. If there is a significant incident that presents imminent danger on the Homewood campus, a short text message will be sent to the cellphone of each subscriber.

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Emergency Siren/Public Address System

A series of siren/public address devices is located the roofs of Garland Hall, Whitehead Hall, and the O’Connor Recreation Center. In the event of an imminent threat, these sirens will be activated for 60 seconds, followed by broadcast alerts providing important information.

Two siren tones are used on campus. A high-low siren is used only for emergency situations and testing. A second tone, an air horn, designates the all-clear after an event or test. The systems are tested three times per year. Tests will be announced well in advance through the News-Letter, Hub website, Today’s Announcements, and local community organizations.

Information will also be available on the university’s website. Current students, faculty, and staff will also receive email notifications with emergency communications.


Emergency Alert Response

If you hear the siren or get a text alert at any time, stop what you are doing immediately and follow the instructions given. Be alert for follow-up information from both the siren and RAVE text alert systems, and wait until the all-clear signal is given.

Review our Emergency Response Guides for more information about what to do in emergency settings.