Campus Safety & Emergency Resources

UW Alert

The University of Washington has developed UW Alert to disseminate official information via email, text messages, telephones, loudspeakers, website banners and other means to keep the campus community informed during emergencies and situations that might disrupt normal operations.

UW faculty, staff and students in Bothell, Seattle, Tacoma and at UW Medicine can subscribe to UW Alert. UW Alert delivers messages to subscribers using a third-party vendor. UW Alerts are also posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Also check out the UW’s Safety Portal to learn about many resources that are designed to ensure campus safety and emergency preparedness. We encourage you to become familiar with these resources before an emergency occurs.

Everyone should think about and develop plans for how to handle emergencies. While no emergency communication system can be guaranteed to be effective and reliable in every situation, we encourage you to sign up for UW Alert as one part of your emergency preparedness plan.