In case of EMERGENCY

Dial 617-627-6911

In an emergency at the SMFA campus or any Tufts University location call 617-627-6911. This number is answered by trained dispatchers in our 24-hour Public Safety Communications Center.

In case of FIRE

Dial 9 1 1

To report a fire on the SMFA at Tufts campus call 9 1 1.

Non-Emergency Services

For non-emergency services, such as a past crime or a room lockout, dial 617-627-3030. The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) has assigned police and security personnel to the SMFA at Tufts to provide police and public safety services.

We recommend that you program these numbers into your mobile phone so they’re available when needed.

Stay Informed

The Tufts University Office of Emergency Management manages the university program to assure resilience in the face of disaster or significant emergency. Student resources include TuftsAlert, the emergency alert system, Weather Closing Information, and the Emergency Response Guide. For more information visit

Mental Health Emergencies

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact emergency services through the Counseling and Mental Health Services front office.

5:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Give the dispatcher your name and the phone number at which you can be reached. The counselor-on-call will get back to you shortly thereafter.

Threat Assessment Concerns

If you become aware of a situation that you believe may pose a threat to the safety of the community or one of its members, we encourage you to contact Tufts Threat Assessment & Management. In the event of an emergency, always contact University Police first.