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UConn Emergency Alert System


One or more of the following methods may be used to notify the UConn community of various emergency events that may impact students, staff, faculty, and visitors on our campuses.

UConn Alert

If there is an immediate threat to the safety of the University community or need for emergency communication, emergency alerts, notifications, and updates are sent to all registered devices, including cell phone text messages. Students and employees may opt into the UConn Alert system when entering cell phone information into the University’s records management system.

Critical information is posted on the alert.uconn.edu home page and may be viewed both internally (students, faculty and staff) and externally (parents, alumni and other constituents). Through the Alert website, the University will provide updates to the community as needed during emergencies and severe weather. In addition, select University webpages will automatically display alert messages.

Broadcast emails are sent to UConn students, faculty and staff via their official University email account.

Emergency closing information is available via the UConn Emergency Closing Hotline (Snow-Line) at 860-486-3768. This hotline encompasses all campus locations.

Outdoor sirens, located at the Storrs and some regional campuses, may be sounded as appropriate to alert persons who are not in buildings.

Please visit alert.uconn.edu for more information.