The University of Florida homepage serves as the official source of emergency information and will be updated as necessary during an incident.
Gator Safe App
GATOR SAFE is an app developed for students and staff at the University of Florida. Anyone that wants to receive UF Alert notifications directly to their mobile device can download the app. The app features include quick access to Campus Police, a personal safety toolbox, campus maps, on-campus support resources, emergency procedures, mass notifications, location services features, and more! This is the official safety app of the University of Florida.
Current UF students are automatically enrolled in the system using their cellular telephone number provided during the 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 their MyUFL accounts.
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 ufl.edu 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, all IP telephones on the UF campus are essentially 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 https://www.facebook.com/ufalert/.
Twitter / SMS (Fast Follow)
“Follow” UF Alert to receive UF Alert messages in your Twitter feed.
RSS feeds are created from UF Alert web postings found on the Alerts tab of the UF Alert website. Anyone using an RSS reader can subscribe to these feeds.
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.