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Frequently Asked Questions


Should an emergency occur, the University will activate UConnALERT. Information and instructions regarding the emergency situation will be posted as they are available on the alert.uconn.edu website. Alert.uconn.edu is the University’s definitive source for information during an emergency. The website may activate a blog on the homepage for more frequent updates.
UConnALERT only allows students, staff, faculty and affiliates to register email addresses and cellphone numbers. However, UConnALERT distributes messages to the www.alert.uconn.edu website, the University and regional campus homepages, the official UConn Facebook and Twitter pages and, most importantly, the myUCONN mobile application. It is recommended that parents/guardians with a smart phone, that wish to receive alerts, download the myUCONN app and enable “push notifications.” The app can be downloaded here: http://mobile.uconn.edu/
You can dial 911 from any cellular phone, at any campus. Using a landline at the Storrs campus, you can also directly dial 911 to access emergency services. At the regional campuses, if using a landline, you must first dial 8 and then 911 (8-911). At UConn Health, using a landline, you should dial 7-7-7-7 to access their emergency services.

No, UConnALERT posts emergency notifications and updates for the Storrs, Hartford, Waterbury, Avery Point and Stamford campuses. You can access the status of UConn Health at their “Closing and Cancellations” page http://health.uconn.edu/closing-and- cancellations/ or at 860-486- 9292. Find out how to ensure you are enrolled in UConn Health’s emergency notification system by calling UConn Health Police at 860-679- 2121.

UConnALERT only allows students, staff, faculty and affiliates to register email addresses and cellphone numbers. However, UConnALERT distributes messages to the www.alert.uconn.edu website, the University and regional campus homepages, the official UConn Facebook and Twitter pages and, most importantly, the myUCONN mobile application. It is recommended that frequent visitors of the University with a smart phone, that wish to receive alerts, download the myUCONN app and enable “push notifications.” The app can be downloaded here: http://mobile.uconn.edu/

Yes, currently Faculty and Staff may enter an international phone number into the Faculty/Staff Registration Page to receive emergency notifications via text. In order to receive the text messages on the international phone, the user must enter the appropriate international code where applicable. Students must ensure that they have entered the appropriate country code, where prompted, in order to receive alerts. If you do not enter the country code, or you enter text rather than numbers, you will not receive alerts.