The Department of Public Safety manages the University's Emergency Notification System. E-mail alerts may be issued as necessary, although the primary emergency notification method is via text message. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to register online to receive real-time notifications of emergency events. Registration is simple and convenient.
Text message alerts will only be used in rare cases where ongoing events pose an immediate threat or have a significant impact. Possible scenarios include severe weather conditions, emergency campus closures, crimes in progress that may endanger the community, and major transit interruptions.