News and updates

June 26, 2015. 10:09 p.m.

MUPD is continuing to investigate the situation. Officials recommend taking appropriate precautions and staying aware of your surroundings. 

June 26, 2015. 9:26 p.m.

University of Missouri Police are investigating a report of a strong-armed robbery in the area of Hitt and Rollins streets. The victim reported being assaulted by three black males. One suspect is described as 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, wearing a white T-shirt, and a cloth on his head. The suspects fled north on Hitt Street.

MUPD is currently investigating the situation. 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 ensure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

This is the official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, this website will be updated as quickly as possible with the most current, confirmed information. Please check here for official information. So that phone systems do not become overloaded, please do not call MUPD as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus. We are in touch with them as they work through the process and will update this website as quickly as information is received and confirmed.

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 ensure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.

June 13, 2015. 5:47 p.m.

The tornado warning for east central Boone County is canceled. The storm which prompted the warning has moved out of the warned area.

May 7, 2015

On Thursday, MUPD made an arrest related to the incident on May 5 at the sand volleyball courts near Hawthorne Hall.

For more information visit the MUPD website.

May 5, 2015. 8:49 p.m.

University of Missouri Police continue to investigate the robbery, but there is no immediate threat to campus at this time. Police recommend taking normal safety precautions.

Please report any suspicious activity by calling 911.

May 5, 2015. 8:38 p.m.

Update: University of Missouri Police are continuing to investigate a report of a strong-armed robbery. An updated description of the suspect is below:

Light skinned, black male, late teens to early 20s, short hair, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a white shirt (possibly V-neck style), black athletic shorts and orange shoes. The suspect might be wearing a lanyard.

He drove off in a damaged, navy minivan with 5 or 6 passengers in the van.

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.

This is the official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, this website will be updated as quickly as possible with the most current, confirmed information. Please check here for official information. So that phone systems do not become overloaded, please do not call MUPD as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus. We are in touch with them as they work through the process and will update this website as quickly as information is received and confirmed.

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.

Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.

May 5, 2015 8:00 p.m.

Strong-armed robbery

University of Missouri Police are investigating a report of a strong-armed robbery by the sand volleyball courts near Hawthorne Hall on the MU campus. The suspect is described as a light-skinned, black male wearing a light colored shirt and shorts. The suspect got into a van on Rollins Road and headed east toward College Avenue.

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. 

This is the official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, this website will be updated as quickly as possible with the most current, confirmed information. Please check here for official information. So that phone systems do not become overloaded, please do not call MUPD as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus. We are in touch with them as they work through the process and will update this website as quickly as information is received and confirmed.

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.

Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.

May 5, 2015. 2:45 a.m.

Update: Columbia Police have called off the search. Campus is clear at this time. Lock doors and take other normal safety precautions.

Please report any suspicious activity by calling 911.

May 5, 2015. 2:27 a.m.

Columbia Police continue to investigate an assault and robbery that happened inside the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at 101 Burnam Ave.

According to MUPD, three male suspects struck two victims in the head; two handguns were displayed. All suspects were wearing dark hoodies with the hoods raised and masks covering their faces. One suspect was possibly wearing blue jeans and red shoes. No further description is available at this time.

Two victims were taken to the hospital for treatment with minor injuries.

The suspects were last seen heading northeast toward Providence from the fraternity house (101 E. Burnam Ave.). Police are stopping the search at this time. The public is asked to report any suspicious activity and call 911. 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.

This is the official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, this website will be updated as quickly as possible with the most current, confirmed information. Please check here for official information. So that phone systems do not become overloaded, please do not call MUPD, as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus. We are in touch with them as they work through the process and will update this website as quickly as information is received and confirmed.

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 ensure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.

May 5, 2015. 1:35 a.m.

University of Missouri police and administrators are aware that there has been an assault and robbery at 101 Burnam Ave. (Phi Delta Theta fraternity) and are currently investigating the situation.

According to MUPD, three male suspects struck two victims in the head; a handgun was displayed. One suspect is wearing blue jeans, red shoes and a mask. No further description is available at this time.

The suspects were last seen heading northeast toward University Heights apartments.

This is the official University of Missouri emergency alert website. Whenever an emergency occurs that affects the university community, this website will be updated as quickly as possible with the most current, confirmed information. Please check here for official information. So that phone systems do not become overloaded, please do not call MUPD, as they are working hard to confirm facts and maintain the safety of the campus. We are in touch with them as they work through the process and will update this website as quickly as information is received and confirmed.

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 ensure that the campus remains safe while information is obtained and confirmed.

Students, please call your parents to assure them that you are safe. Thank you.

April 27, 2015

MU Emergency Alert System

What Students, Faculty, Staff and Parents Need to Know

Safety and security is the No. 1 priority at the University of Missouri. MU’s emergency alert system is composed of various communication tools that are utilized during emergencies when a dangerous situation and/or a threat to the health and safety of the campus community exists.

Read more about the alert system »

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 ensure 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.

update your notification settings

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.