Emergency Notification

UGA utilizes several methods to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency that may impact students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus.

  • UGA Alert – Ensure your ability to receive UGA emergency notification messages by verifying your contact
    information at www.ugaalert.uga.edu.
  • UGA Safe App – Download the UGA Safe app and enable push notifications through the app. 
  • UGA Alert Desktop – Receive UGA emergency messages on computers connected to the UGA network by downloading the app at  https://eits.uga.edu/hardware_and_software/software/.
  • UGA Emergency website – Save emergency.uga.edu in your browser bookmarks as the official website for emergency event updates.
  • UGA Arch News – ([email protected]) Email notification method for crime updates and inclement weather closings.
  • Campus Outdoor Warning Sirens – Four campus sirens activated by Athens-Clarke County during tornado warnings for the county.
  • UGA Cablevision Emergency Screen Capture – Emergency messages will be displayed on the tv screens on all University controlled tv stations.

During emergency situations, telephone lines will be congested, often impeding critical use by victims and emergency responders. Therefore, when emergency alerts are issued, you are encouraged to refrain from using your office or cell phone except to call for emergency assistance. For large-scale emergencies, updates will be posted on the UGA emergency website. Whenever possible, use email to communicate with relatives to alleviate concerns about your safety.

Emergency Preparedness is Everyone’s Responsibility