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UT Alert Test Set for Friday, September 27

The university plans to test the UT Alert mass notification system at 1:10 p.m. Friday, September 27.

As part of the test, campus blue phones and fire alarms will be activated.

To ensure that the campus community receives notifications during an emergency, the UT Alert system sends automatic email messages to all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of whether they are subscribed to receive text messages.

To receive UT Alert text messages in addition to the automatic email messages, update your account at with your NetID and password.

UT Alert email and text messages are often delivered at different times. If you are signed up to receive both email and text messages and do not receive both after five minutes, make sure your information is correct.

For assistance with signing up for UT Alert or updating your information, email or call 865-974-3061.

Two Important Safety Features

The UT Alert system allows us to send emergency notification messages to computer monitors through Alertus. This feature also will be part of the test set for Friday. Computers on the active directory should already have Alertus installed. To verify installation or for instructions to download Alertus, visit

UT also recently implemented a new resource that is available for your personal safety. Download the UT mobile app LiveSafe to access campus services and resources including the UT Police Department, the Student Health Center, and Facilities Services, all with the touch of a button.

You can submit tips—whether about a suspicious person or a safety concern—using texts, pictures, videos, and audio files. Using the LiveSafe SafeWalk feature, you can also have a contact virtually accompany you while you’re walking or driving.