The University of Florida homepage serves as the official source of emergency information and will be updated as necessary during an incident.  UF Alert messages normally appear above the “InsideUF” section.

Text Messaging

Current UF students are automatically enrolled in the system using their cellular telephone number provided during the ISIS course registration process.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll in the system by providing a cellular telephone number in the emergency contact information section of your MyUFL account.

UF Alert text messages will appear from either short text numbers 23177 or 63079.  Adding these numbers to your cell phone’s contact list under the name “UF Alert” will assist in identifying UF text messages.

Instructions on how to subscribe, update, or opt-out of this service can be read here.


Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings are automatically sent to active email accounts of students, faculty and staff without the need to register.

The email listserv archives are available below:

IP Telephones & Speakers

Most academic classrooms and classroom laboratories have an IP telephone or speaker installed.  The telephones are labeled for identification with a UF Alert logo.  The devices are capable of broadcasting audio messages.

Additionally, essentially all IP telephones on the UF campus are capable of broadcasting audio messages.  IP telephones with visual displays will also receive the text of a UF Alert message if IP phones are activated during an emergency notification.

In general, UF Alerts are only sent to IP phones when immediate action is required.

See all the UF Alert outdoor speakers on the UF Campus Map in the Campus Safety section.


“Like” the official UF Alert Facebook page at

Twitter / SMS (Fast Follow)

“Follow” UF Alert to receive UF Alert messages in your Twitter feed.

To receive UF Alert tweets as an SMS / text message:

Send Follow @ufalert to 40404 (Twitter’s short-code number), and you will start receiving @ufalert tweets as SMS messages on your device whenever @ufalert posts a Tweet.

Please note this is a service of Twitter and not the UF Alert text messaging service for students, faculty and staff.  Additional details are available at Twitter regarding their fast follow service.

UF Rumor Control

To obtain official information from the University, anyone can call 866-UF FACTS (866-833-2287).  The toll-free hotline is operated by University Relations.