The MU campus is operating under NORMAL conditions.

News and updates

April 21, 2015. 10:30 p.m.

ALL CLEAR. The situation has been stabilized and campus can resume normal activities.

April 21, 2015. 10:13 p.m.

Update: The shots are reported to have taken place in the area of Tenth and Walnut.

CPD is checking a report of shots fired near campus. Take precautions! Do not call MUPD unless an it is emergency. 

We will update this website as additional information is confirmed. Please check here for official information. Please do not distribute unconfirmed information or rumors or post or pass along rumors on social media outlets. Safety is the university's top priority and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

April 21, 2015. 9:44 p.m.

ALL CLEAR. Memorial Union is clear but will remain closed and reopen tomorrow, April 22, for normal business hours.

9:25 p.m.

The Student Center has reopened. We will update when Memorial Union reopens.

7:23 p.m.

Update, 7:47 p.m.: Memorial Union is also being evacuated as a precaution.

Please only call MUPD in the event of an emergency.

University of Missouri Police and administrators are aware that there are reports of a bomb threat in the MU Student Center and are currently investigating the situation. The Student Center is currently being evacuated.

We will update this website as additional information is confirmed. Please check here for official information. Please do not distribute unconfirmed information or rumors or post or pass along rumors on social media outlets. Safety is the university's top priority and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

April 19, 2015. 4:00 a.m.

Columbia Police working armed robbery near campus. Take precautions.

Suspect 1 -- Black male, late 20’s to early 30’s, approximately 6’4 with a heavy build and short black hair. Wearing a gray zip-up hoodie, black shirt and jeans. Brandished a black handgun.

Suspect 2 -- Black male, in his 20’s. Smaller frame, approximately 5’6”. No clothing description available.

We will update this website as additional information is confirmed. Please check here for official information. Please do not distribute unconfirmed information or rumors or post or pass along rumors on social media outlets. Safety is the university's top priority and we are working hard to assure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

April 16, 2015. 9:04 a.m.

UPDATE

Shortly after 11 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, officers from the University of Missouri Police Department and the Columbia Police Department located a suspect who was involved in an armed robbery earlier in the evening.

The suspect was located at the Hitt Street Garage on the north side of the MU campus; he engaged police officers and was shot and killed.

During the struggle, an MUPD officer sustained non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured during the shooting in the Hitt Street Garage.

Currently, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

MU officials are reviewing the emergency notification process this morning.

April 15, 2015. 11:26 p.m.

STATEMENT

During a search for a suspect in an armed robbery, Columbia Police asked the MU Police Department for assistance. The suspect was located and engaged police, who shot and killed him. The campus is safe at this time.

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Update your contact info for emergency mass notification system

In the event of a campus emergency that could affect the health and safety of students and employees, the university will immediately activate an emergency mass notification system. So that you can be warned of any pending danger, please update your cell phone and/or text messaging contact information.

Students:

  1. Go to myZou.
  2. Log in with your PawPrint and password.
  3. Click Emergency Mass Notification in the left-hand menu.
  4. Add your contact information (phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses).
  5. Click Done Updating.

Faculty and staff:

  1. Go to myHR.
  2. Log in with your UserID and password.
  3. Click Self Service.
  4. Click Personal Information.
  5. Click UM Emergency Information.
  6. Enter your cell phone, text messaging number, alternate e-mail address, and/or pager numbers. (Users may opt out of providing personal contact information).
  7. Click Opt-In or Opt-Out.

If you need to make changes to other personal information such as name or title, contact your departmental human resources liaison. If you experience any problems while using this application, please contact Tech Support in one of the following ways:

When the University initiates an emergency message, we will automatically call your cell phone with a voice message, send a text message to your cell phone, and send an e-mail message to your University e-mail account (in that order). If you respond affirmatively that you have received the message, the call sequence will cease.

Enrollment in this program is free. Your cell phone carrier may charge you for a text message if you do not have a plan that covers it; consult your carrier to confirm. The university will not use this contact information except in an emergency that has the potential to affect your health and safety.