Test of UT Alert Scheduled for Friday

The university plans to test the UT Alert mass notification system at 1:10 p.m. Friday, February 17.

To ensure that our entire campus receives notification during an emergency, the UT Alert system sends messages to every student, faculty, and staff e-mail account, regardless of whether the account holder is subscribed to receive text messages.

The message will also be sent to the Guardian app, computer displays with the Alertus software downloaded, building signage, and campus cable TV.

If you would also like to receive UT Alert text messages in addition to the e-mail, update your mobile number. You will need your NetID and password.

To receive UT Alert as a pop-up on your computer display, download the Alertus client software from the OIT download page.

UT Alert messages are sent only during serious emergencies when there is an imminent threat to campus. The system will also be used to let you know about severe weather and major facilities issues impacting a large portion of campus.

There are important safety features within the UT app. The features are intended to improve your ability to protect yourself in an emergency. Download the UT app to receive the Guardian app and the emergency response quick reference guide. Register with the Guardian app to activate features including anonymous text tips and UT Alert notifications. 

The Guardian app can be set up to receive UT Alert messages through WiFi and will work even if cellular signal is limited.  

For more information about UT Alert, visit the FAQ page.

To learn more about what to do in emergencies, visit the UT Safety website

For assistance with signing up or updating your information, e-mail utalert-help@utk.edu or call 865-974-3061.