Here's what you need to know about updates being made to the UAlert notification system
As part of a comprehensive strategy to improve campus safety, the University will reset the subscriber information in the UAlert emergency notification system later this month.
"UAlert is the most efficient and timely way to receive notifications about critical incidents affecting any of the University of Arizona campuses and we want to make sure all of the people who need to get these alerts are getting them," said Steve Patterson, the University's interim chief safety officer. "Improving the efficiency of the UAlert system is one of the many things our campus colleagues have been working on over the summer to advance campus safety."
In order to improve the efficiency of the UAlert system, all non-University users who registered for UAlert prior to April 1, 2018, will be removed from the system on June 28 but can re-register starting June 29 by going to the UAlert portal.
The email accounts of all University of Arizona students, employees and designated campus colleagues have been added to an email list and will automatically receive UAlert email notifications. There is no option to opt out.
Also on June 28, all active students, employees and DCCs will be registered to receive UAlert text notifications, which will be sent to the 10-digit U.S. cellphone number listed in in UAccess. All users will be able to opt out of receiving text messages at any time.
For those who previously opted out of receiving text messages from UAlert, their opted-out cellphone numbers will not be automatically registered for UAlerts.
Family members, friends and community members will continue to have the option to register for UAlert notifications via email and text messages. Those who registered for UAlert prior to April 1, 2018, will be removed from the system in late June.
Those with questions about the UAlert registration process should contact the 24/7 Support Center.