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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

EMERGENCY ALERTS

UM Emergency Alerts are urgent, mass notifications that keep students, faculty and staff informed about major active emergencies on campus. This system will be activated without undue delay by the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS).

UM Emergency Alerts

VERIFY YOUR MOBILE NUMBER

Students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled to receive UM Emergency Alerts via email and text message/SMS. Please visit alerts.umich.edu to verify or update the mobile number currently enrolled in the system.

Individuals who are unaffiliated with the university may receive alerts on their mobile device by downloading the U-M Public Safety App or the Michigan App and enabling notifications.

Alerts will be delivered via:

Examples of Major Emergencies

UM Emergency Alert usually won’t be used for localized incidents within a building, such as a small fire. This system is reserved for campus-wide emergencies, which include but are not limited to:

  • An active violence incident, such as an active attacker
  • A tornado warning for Washtenaw County
  • A severe thunderstorm with wind greater than 75 miles per hour
  • A major spill of hazardous material(s)

For more information about UM Emergency Alert, please read the frequently asked questions.