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UT AlertAs National Emergency Preparedness Week continues, today is a good day to sign up for the UT Alert text messaging system if you have not yet done so.

UT Alert allows students, faculty, and staff to be notified via text message to their mobile phone in the event of an emergency or campus closure. Last week, UT Alert subscribers were notified of the power outage to the southeast corner of campus. Messages also can be sent to a designated e-mail address or pager.

The system only is used for contacting subscribers with emergency information. It will not be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content.

Subscribers do not pay a fee to participate in UT Alert, other than the regular fees associated with their phone carrier’s text messaging plans.

You can sign up for UT Alert here. The UT Police Department will sign you up in person today at the following locations:

  • 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the University Center second floor commons area outside the UT Bookstore Technology Center; and
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the University Center inside the Phillip Fulmer Way entrance.

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