Victims or witnesses of crimes should first call the San Francisco or Oakland police departments by dialing 9-1-1.
Next notify Public Safety (415.703.9510).
All students are strongly encouraged to add campus emergency contact information to their cell phones.
Dial 9-1-1 for all emergency situations that require the police, fire department, or paramedics (medical crisis). Note: You can dial 9-1-1 from any home, business, or pay phone; however, calling 9-1-1 from a cell phone will connect you to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Collegewide Emergency Notification System
There are two types of notices that address emergency communications.
An Emergency Alert is issued upon the confirmation of any significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees. The purpose of the Emergency Notification is to warn our community about an immediate threat and provide instructions on what to do at that time.
A Timely Warning is issued for any crime or situation that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees. The purpose of the Timely Warning is to provide information about the ongoing issue so that members of the CCA community may alter their routine or behavior to provide for their own safety.
All current students are encouraged to sign up for the CCA provided Rave Mobile Safety system. Learn more about this text and email message system that alerts students to official news and information in the event of an emergency. Registration is required.
Student Affairs Offices
Oakland—Irwin Student Center
Hospitals & Pharmacies
Alta Bates Medical Center
2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley
Broadway at MacArthur, Oakland
Summit Medical Center
510.655.4000 ext. 4121
34th & Webster, Oakland
San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco
St. Luke's Hospital
3555 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco
UC Medical Center
505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco
5130 Broadway, Oakland
2300 16th Street, San Francisco
Alta Bates Medical Referrals
San Francisco Medical Society
Miscellaneous Emergency Numbers
Suicide Prevention Hotlines
(24 hours / 7 days)
Poison Control Center
Sexual Trauma Center
San Francisco Rape Treatment Center
San Francisco campus address
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107
Oakland campus address
Oakland CA 94618
Crime Reports: Oakland & SF Campuses
To view a year-by-year comparison of crime statistics for either campus (three years back up to the previous year), follow these instructions:
- Visit U.S. Dept. of Education: Campus Safety & Security
- Click the text in RED in the upper right-hand corner
- Type "California College of the Arts" in the institution field (Note: Just the college name is sufficient)
- Hit enter or "Search"
- Select either San Francisco or Oakland campus