The university plans to test the UT Alert text and e-mail messaging system at 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2.
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, regardless of whether the account holder is subscribed to receive text messages.
Enroll in UT Alert text messages online with your NetID and password.
The e-mail and text are often delivered at different times. If you have not received one of the messages and were registered to receive both email and text messages, please wait five minutes and recheck for delivery. If you still have not received the appropriate messages, make sure your account information is correct in UT Alert.
UT Alert messages are sent only during serious emergencies when there is an imminent threat to campus. We will also use the system to let you know about severe weather and major facilities issues impacting a large portion of campus.
The initial message may lack specific details in order to get the message out quickly. More information will be communicated as needed, and updates will be provided on the university website. If a UT Alert message asks you to “seek shelter,” it will always be followed by an “all clear” message when such action is no longer necessary.
Also, UT has added an important new safety feature to the main screen of the UT app called Guardian. It is intended to improve your two-way communication with the UT Police Department. Read more about Guardian.
For assistance with signing up or updating your information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865-974-3061.