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UM Emergency Alert is an urgent, mass notification system that keeps 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

U-M students, faculty and staff can sign up for voice and text Emergency Alerts here.

Additionally, alerts can received via the Michigan App or the U-M Public Safety App even if you are not an active student, faculty or staff member.

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.

Past Emergency Alerts