University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
IMA Visitor Information

Emergency and Security Information

Emergency: Dial "911" in an emergency, both on the U of MN campus phone system and the regular public phone system. This number should be used in any emergency for the quickest response from police, fire department, or an ambulance. For assistance with urgent, but non-emergency, problems, appropriate contact information can be obtained from campus Information by dialing "0" in the U of MN campus phone system.

Medical Emergencies: Check your medical insurance before an emergency to determine which hospital you should go to. An option on the University of Minnesota campus is the emergency room at the University Hospital. It is located at the corner of Harvard St. S.E. and East River Road. (They do have adjacent parking.) If the hospital does not take your insurance they will bill you for their services.

Emergency Exit at Lind Hall: There are two exits from the IMA offices on the fourth floor of Lind Hall. In the case of an emergency, please use either of the two stairways located on the north and south ends of the IMA office area. DO NOT use the elevator in the event of a fire.

IMA Access: The IMA operates from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. To access the IMA facilities on the 4th floor before 8:00am or after 4:30pm you must have an access card. This card can be obtained from staff in room 409 during business hours. If you are participating in an IMA program, you may receive an office key, security access card, or building key signed-out in your name. Please return them to the IMA main office before you leave.

Lind Hall building hours are 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Lind Hall is closed Saturday and Sunday. If you will need access to the building during a time it is not open, please ask the staff about obtaining an outside building key.

Due to the open environment of the IMA and the problems with theft on campus, we ask that you please honor our access policy. Please do not let others into the IMA after hours or loan your card to anyone. Do not prop the stairwell doors open.

Security Reminder: When you are not in your office, please keep your office door locked for safe keeping of your personal items and IMA equipment. Unfortunately, we have not been immune to security problems and will appreciate your assistance. If you see someone in IMA office space, lounge, etc, who you believe is not associated with the IMA please inform the staff in the main office immediately so we can report it.

Escort Service: (612-624-9255 or 612-624-WALK or 4-WALK) available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The Security Monitor Program, a branch of the UMPD, offers free walking and biking security escorts to and from campus locations and nearby adjacent neighborhoods for all students, staff, faculty and visitors. To request an escort from a trained student security monitor, places call the above number from any campus phone, shortly before your desired departure time. For additional information and boundary maps, please see

Code Blue Emergency Telephone: Campus safety is enhanced by the Code Blue Emergency Telephones located throughout campus. These provide an immediate connection with the 911 operator at the University Police station. The blue light helps you spot these phones. Once the unit is activated a bright flashing light is emitted to help attract attention to the situation. A police officer or security guard will respond immediately and assist you in your emergency. Information on code Blue Phone locations is available at