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Vanderbilt University Public Safety is thrilled to announce that VandySafe, previously SafeVU, is now LIVE and available for download on your smartphone through the Apple and Google Play stores

NEW! Symptom Assessment FAQ 

To login to complete your daily symptom assessment, you will use your Vanderbilt email address and password. If you need to reset or change your password, visit the VUIT website for assistance.

Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) is also required to access the application. Instructions on how to download and enroll in Duo are available on the VUIT website.

Once on the main menu, Click "Click here to select assessment" and click "Symptom Assessment." Then, click "Add another assessment."

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The following message appears for iPhone users when the application tries to open in Safari:

Go to settings, locate and select Safari, scroll down to Privacy & Security, and toggle off “Prevent Cross-Site Tracking”. This should allow you to launch the web page.

If you are experiencing technical issues with the application, please email between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for assistance.

You can also access the symptom assessment by going to from a computer or laptop.

VUIT updated the wireless networks in early July. Personal smart devices, such as smartphones and tablets or other non-Vanderbilt issued devices, will need to be onboarded to the network by the user. You can onboard your devices by visiting, clicking “I have a VUnetID,” and selecting “Connect laptop, tablet, or smartphone.” It is not required to be on campus to complete this process. For more information about Vanderbilt Wi-Fi networks, visit

Campus-wide approaches to safety and the practice of mask-wearing and physical distancing are important as individuals can be without symptoms and still be COVID-19 positive.  Individuals who have been authorized to return to campus must also conduct symptom monitoring every day before coming to campus. It is the individual’s responsibility to comply. It is our shared duty as a community to act responsibly. All individuals must be free of ANY symptoms related to COVID-19  to be on campus or participate in activities on campus.

If you are an undergraduate, graduate or professional student, visit the Student Health Center for assessment. If you are faculty, staff, or a postdoc, call Occupational Health for assessment.

This symptom monitor is to determine if you meet the criteria for medical evaluation for COVID-19. If you have an underlying medical disease or an ongoing chronic condition that has similar symptoms to COVID-19, then you do not need to record this if your symptoms are unchanged. Please only record symptoms that are new or worsening in the daily symptom monitoring tool.

Students who report symptoms before they come to campus should seek care from their healthcare provider in their own communities.

With VandySafe, users can:

  • Contact VUPD via phone call or real-time chat
  • Trigger a mobile Bluelight that shares your location instantly with VUPD
  • Initiate a "Virtual Walkhome" where VUPD can monitor your walk home, to the car, or the office
  • Submit iReports and crime tips
  • View information about VandyRide (previously Vandy Vans)
  • Access support resources, such as Facilities, EAP and Project Safe
  • View emergency guides
  • Much more!

NEW! COVID-19 & VandySafe

Individuals who have been authorized to return to campus must conduct symptom monitoring every day before coming to campus or leaving their residence hall room.  A symptom monitoring tool has been created within the existing VandySafe app for daily self-monitoring. The use of this tool is mandatory beginning August 10 to prepare for campus arrival.

Additional features have been added to the VandySafe app to help users during the COVID-19 pandemic. New features include:

  • Return to Campus Plan
  • Vanderbilt University COVID-19 Updates
  • Report a concern
  • Support Services
  • And more... 

AlertVU has been linked with VandySafe

VandySafe will now send a push notification to your mobile device in the event of an emergency on campus. AlertVU rapidly sends messages to the delivery points the user* has chosen—cell phone (voice or text), landline, and Vanderbilt email account—in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community. Now, when VUPD issues an AlertVU, a push notification will also be sent to VandySafe users.** Examples of such a threat include a tornado forecast to strike Vanderbilt or an active shooter on campus.   

*Users are Vanderbilt University students and employees working for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

**VandySafe users must enable push notifications through the app to receive these messages.


Please note: if you downloaded the previous SafeVU app prior to June 30th 2018, you will need to delete the app from your phone and download the new app, VandySafe, through the Apple and Google Play stores. 

Questions? Please email  Jessamyn Davis  with the Office of Emergency Preparedness.