Methods

Web

The University of Florida homepage serves as the official source of emergency information and will be updated as necessary during an incident.  Currently, only System-Wide and Gainesville Specific UF Alert messages will appear under the “InsideUF” section of the homepage.

Text Messaging

UF 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 Health at Shands staff are encouraged to enroll in the system by  providing a cellular telephone number in the emergency contact information section of (URL/directions)

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.

Email & RSS Feeds

Emails are automatically sent to any .ufl email accounts. You may elect to subscribe other email accounts to UF Alert through the below RSS subscribtion feeds.

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.

Subscribe to this RSS Feed Subscribe to the all UF Alert Notification feed

Subscribe to this RSS Feed Subscribe to UF Alert Gaineville Emergency Notification feed

Subscribe to this RSS Feed Subscribe to the UF Alert Gainesville Timely Warning feed

Subscribe to this RSS Feed Subscribe to the UF Alert Lake Nona Emergency Notification feed

Subscribe to this RSS Feed Subscribe to the UF Alert Lake Nona Timely Warning feed

Subscribe to this RSS Feed Subscribe to the UF Alert Shands Emergency Notification

IP Telephones & Speakers

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

Additionally, essentially only UF IP network devices are capable of broadcasting audio messages.  UF network 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.