The Emergency Alert System
UM Emergency Alert is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the University can notify students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency:
- Text messages (SMS) to cell phones
- Voice messages to phones
- When a person actively shooting a weapon is on the loose
- When a tornado is predicted to strike the campus area
- When a major hazardous material spill is impacting a large portion of campus.
Localized incidents within a building (such as a small fire or hazardous material spill in a lab) probably won’t require a mass notification.
As a large multi-campus system, we require more than a single mode of notification in an emergency. UM Emergency Alert will add to the array of communication methods DPS uses during campus emergencies, such as DPS crime alerts, regular campus emails and local news media outlets.
In order to receive these urgent notification alert messages, faculty, staff and students may register two telephone or cell phone numbers and a device to receive text messages. Additionally, the University automatically will register all faculty, staff and student umich email addresses. Click on your campus link below to register today.