Emergency Phones

Emergency Phones

The Penn State Emergency Phone System is designed to aid in providing security to the University community. It does this by performing several functions:

  • citizens can quickly report emergencies or criminal activity directly to police, even in relatively remote areas.
  • visitors to residence areas can phone to be escorted into the building without entering it.
  • no money is necessary to use the phones.

Emergency/Courtesy Phones

Often referred to as "call boxes", these phones can be recognized by the blue light above them. Under the blue light is a phone located inside a "box" with a standard receiver and keypad. University Police can be reached by dialing 5222.

Residence Hall Emergency/Courtesy Phones

These phones are identical in appearance to the "call boxes" described above, but do not have a blue light. These phones are located in the residence hall areas, usually near the entrances of a residence hall. These phones enable visitors to call a resident for an escort when the residence hall is secured. These phones are activated the same way as the standard Emergency/Courtesy Phones described above.

Locations of Outside Phones/Emergency Phones

Outside and Emergency Phones
Residential Areas
Cedar A Building, frontPhone Only
Cedar A Building, backPhone Only
Cedar B BuildingPhone Only
Maple, Lobby Phone Only
Maple, FrontPhone Only
Spruce, BackPhone Only
Spruce, LobbyPhone Only
Oak FrontPhone Only
Oak Info DeskPhone Only
Parking Lots
Chapel Parking Lot (at bus stop)Blue Light
Ivy Parking LotBlue Light
Larch LotBlue Light
Juniata Gap Parking LotBlue Light
Rider Parking Lot UpperBlue Light
Rider Parking Lot Lower-2 phonesBlue Light
Spring Run StadiumBlue Light
Academic Area
Misciagna Family Center for Performing ArtsBlue Light
Cypress BuildingBlue Light
ERL BuildingBlue Light
Hawthorn WalkwayBlue Light
Facilities and Operations BuildingBlue Light
Sheetz Family Health CenterBlue Light
Slep Student CenterBlue Light
Spring Creek TrackBlue Light
Student BookstoreBlue Light
Tennis CourtsBlue Light
Poplar BuildingBlue Light
Gwin Road PathwayBlue Light (2 phones along pathway)