As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has launched a comprehensive resource for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Visit utk.edu/coronavirus.
Information on this website should be useful to you in the event of an emergency and as a reminder about good safety habits. It is designed to help you make the best decisions possible to protect yourself, but there is no substitute for common sense and awareness of your surroundings. All members of the campus community are encouraged to use our many resources to protect themselves.
Whether you have functional needs, a medical condition, or an injury that impacts your mobility, you may need extra assistance in an emergency.
Being aware and having some basic knowledge of how to respond in a crisis can be the difference between life and death.
The UT Alert system is designed to enhance and improve communication to the campus community in the event of an emergency or campus closure. The goal is to use several methods to deliver messages to the community as a whole and spread the word, not to individually reach each member.
- The system may be used with text capable cell phones, smart phones, or pagers.
- Messages will also be sent to campus e-mail accounts.
- Communication is used for ongoing safety threats, emergencies, or severe weather events. For more information about when UT Alert is activated see UT Alert and Safety Notices 101.
- The service is free (your service provider may bill for text or data usage) for students, staff, and faculty. Log into your UT Alert account online to confirm your phone number to ensure you receive text messages.