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.

  • Download on iTunes here.
  • Download on Google Play here.

Text Messaging

New 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 accounts.

UF Alert text messages will appear from either short text number 237233.  Adding this number 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, 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

Twitter / SMS (Fast Follow)

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

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 Strategic Communications and Marketing.