UNCWAlert: Emergency and Safety Updates

UNCW Alert Emergency Information Website

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This is the official UNCWAlert website and serves as an official source, along with UNCW email and UNCW's Facebook feed, of emergency information and statements/responses from the university. UNCWAlert phone calls and/or text messages will be issued to employees and students in the event of an urgent update (e.g., the reopening of campus after a closure) or an immediate threat (e.g. a tornado warning, an active attacker). Please be sure you are relying on only official university messaging during emergency situations. 

Notice: Classes have resumed

Classes have resumed, most via online or alternate instruction. More information about coronavirus impacts can be found on UNCW's coronavirus website, here.


Notice: Spring break has been extended through the week of March 16-20

Classes will resume on March 23, most via online or alternate instruction. More information can be found on UNCW's coronavirus website


Information for UNCW Students, Faculty and Staff re. Emergency Notifications

Designated as a Disaster-Resistant University, UNCW promotes a safe environment on campus through education, response and well-practiced plans for a variety of emergencies. The UNCW Alert system includes multiple communication tools that the university may deploy during an emergency. Pay attention to the university homepage, official social media feeds, emails, text messages, phone calls and other communications from the university.


Student Notifications

Student phone numbers are automatically registered to receive UNCW Alert emergency notifications by voice and text message. Students should follow these instructions to review or update their contact numbers. UNCW strongly encourages students to remain in the service to ensure they are always automatically contacted in the event of an emergency, but individuals may opt out by following these instructions.


Faculty-Staff Notifications

Only faculty and staff who have voluntarily registered their cell phone numbers with the university will receive UNCW Alert emergency text messages and voicemails during the test and in actual emergency situations. UNCW strongly encourages faculty and staff to register for these alerts. Please see these instructions (PDF) to register for the service, change contact numbers or opt out.


Additional resources: 

UNCW Emergency and Safety Information

UNCW Police Department