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Be prepared to respond when the time to act arrives

Ensure the resumption and restoration of campus operations.

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Welcome to the Office of Preparedness and Response

Facilitated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (OVCAS), the Office of Preparedness and Response (OPR) is tasked to ensure the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is adequately prepared to resume and recover operations in the event of any future emergency or major adverse event that may threaten its mission-critical functions, facilities, and/or infrastructure.


To protect the university’s ability to meet its mission by supporting our campus and first responders to ensure that as a university we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all-hazards. 


The University of Illinois at Chicago will be recognized as a global leader in higher education for a distinguished preparedness program and a resilient university community.

News and Updates

New Classroom Emergency Guides

A one-page Emergency Response quick reference guide in now available for download. This guide includes information on how students, faculty, staff, and visitors should prepare and respond to emergency situations that may arise while on campus. Copies will be placed in all classrooms and common spaces across the university. 

Continuity Planning Portal Redesigned

The University of Illinois Ready continuity planning tool has been redesigned and is now LIVE! These changes are mostly design and navigation based and do not alter the content of the system. The steps are the same, the forms ask the same questions, etc., but you will now see a new and improved appearance. We’ve simplified processes and reduced the number of clicks between screens. We have updated the navigation to be more user friendly and intuitive. Reports and plans can now be viewed on-screen, and the application is mobile ready and accessible.