UT Alert News

UT Alert Test Set for 1:10 p.m. Friday, January 29


The university plans to test the UT Alert mass notification system at 1:10 p.m. on Friday, January 29. A recent upgrade to the UT Alert system allows the university to send emergency notification messages to computer desktops through the new Alertus client software. This new feature also will be part of Friday’s test. All computers on Active Directory should already have the Alertus software installed.

Test of the New Desktop Notification System Set for 3:00 p.m. December 17

Among the recent upgrades to the UT Alert mass notification system is the new Alertus desktop notification system. Once they have installed the system, faculty, staff, and students will receive the same message sent through the UT Alert mass notification system on their computer monitor.

UT Alert and Safety Notices 101

UT Police Department has received some questions about how they notify students about emergency situations that occur on or around our campus. There is also ongoing confusion about the difference between UT Alert text and e-mail messages and the e-mails that everyone receives that always start with “Safety Notice” in the subject line.

Practice is Key to Effective Emergency Response


Effective campus response to an emergency depends on being prepared. Just like playing a musical instrument or sport, prior knowledge and practice make a difference in performance. Drills are important to ensure effective response in high-stress situations.

UT Alert Test Set for 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, September 2


The university plans to test the UT Alert text and e-mail messaging system at 1:10 p.m. today. To ensure that the entire campus receives notification during an emergency, the UT Alert system sends messages to every student, faculty, and staff e-mail account.

Are You Prepared for Tornado Season?


Tornado season is quickly approaching. Do you know what to do when a tornado warning is issued for areas that include our campus? The university will send UTAlert text and e-mail messages to all campus community subscribers and activate the emergency blue phones when a tornado warning has been issued for the campus area. Make sure you are signed up to receive UTAlert messages by visiting the website.

Today’s UT Alert Test

Earlier this afternoon, the university tested the text messaging and e-mail messaging portions of its UT Alert notification system. If you did not receive the messages, visit the UT Alert page and verify your account information. UT Alert messages are sent only during serious emergencies that require you to act immediately or to be aware of an imminent threat to your safety. The UT Police Department also will use the system to let you know about major disruptions in campus schedules.