Safety and Security

Emergencies and Alerts

We're committed to safeguarding our campus community in case of emergency or campus closure. Sign up for Acadia ALERT to receive texts, emails, or voice messages in the case of an emergency or closure.

Emergency Procedures


Active Threat

Bomb Threat

Suspicious Person



Power Outage

Campus Closure

Campus building addresses and muster points 

Download the Emergency Procedures poster 

Acadia ALERT Notification System

  • Email notifications will be sent automatically to your Acadia email account.
  • Optional text messages or voice messages on your mobile device or a secondary email
  • In case of a campus-wide emergency or closure, The University website will display an Acadia ALERT Notification Bar at the top of the website to provide information and instructions.

To sign up for Acadia ALERT, email After you've created your profile, you can update your information by going to the Everbridge Acadia ALERT portal.

Other Emergency Communications

If you do not sign up for Acadia ALERT, you will still receive notifications through your University email and/or telephone.

  • If you hear a fire alarm, evacuate the building immediately.
  • Our Information Line, 1-902-585-INFO (1-902-585-4636), will be updated to provide information about emergencies or situation.
  • Voicemail will be sent to all campus telephones with a 585- phone number. You can check your voicemail from any location to get information about an emergency or notification of a campus closure.
  • Residence Life Staff will communicate directly with students living on campus.
  • Local radio stations will often broadcast information during severe weather situations or campus closures.
Soyini Edwards (Residence Life) and Charlotte Crouch (Safety and Security) chat in the Residence Life office.


In an emergency, call 911

Safety and Security

Open 24/7

(902) 585-1103
or dial 88 from a campus phone (general inquiries)

Room 519, Acadia Students' Union Building
30 Highland Ave
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

Access Control

Whitman House, Northeast Wing
18 Crowell Dr
Wolfville, NS
B4P 2R6

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