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Communicating About Severe Weather

With spring’s warm temperatures, severe weather and even tornadoes are a possibility. Should a tornado warning be issued that includes campus areas, you can protect yourself by following some basic steps. Knowing what to do when you receive an emergency notification is critical to your safety. For more information on staying safe on campus, visit

Great Central US ShakeOut

Did you know that East Tennessee is one of the most active seismic zones in the country?This morning more than 2.5 million people participated in The Great Central US ShakeOut to encourage earthquake preparedness. As part of the ShakeOut, The Office of Emergency Management urges you to take a moment to learn what to do

New Government Text Messages Differ from UT Alert System

The federal government is now text messaging smart phone consumers through their wireless carriers, regardless of whether they sign up for a notification system. People in other university communities have recently received these messages and confused them with their university’s emergency text message notification system. The federal messages are location-based and sent to people with

Sign Up for UT Alert

As 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.