UNL Alert is a mass notification system that sends text messages and emails to the device and address you designate.
Why does UNL Alert exist?
UNL Alert is designed to provide good information so you can make good decisions. Sending emergency information messages using multiple modes and methods helps assure that those affected are informed of emergencies as soon as possible to help keep them safe.
When will UNL Alert be activated?
UNL Police determines when UNL Alerts are sent for emergencies. Weather-related closings will also be announced through UNL Alert.
What will happen when UNL Police issue a notice?
UNL Alert will begin sending text and email messages to individuals' chosen contact devices. The alerts also appear in real-time on UNL websites utilizing the UNL web templates and social media including: @NebPrepare, @UNLPD, @NebToday and @UNLincoln. Digital signs and designated computers on campus also display the emergency messages.
What should you do when an alert notice arrives?
Take the appropriate actions based on the notice. UNL Police will provide information about the location of the emergency and actions that students, faculty and staff should take.
I no longer wish to receive alerts, how do I remove myself?
During an emergency situation involving the campus, UNL's homepage may convert to a low bandwidth version, free of the majority of graphics to ease transmission and server load. The homepage as well as this emergency website will be a primary mode of communication, to be continually updated.
During an emergency, our goal is to communicate first with those most immediately impacted; people who need to evacuate or seek medical treatment.
University Communications leads the communications response during and after emergencies, factually assessing each situation, developing the communications response, and assembling a crisis communications team. The goal is to provide accurate and timely information to minimize rumors and restore order and confidence.
During an emergency, the UNL community and general public will receive information through the web and news media as well as by email and text through UNL Alert.
The UNL Newsroom houses information about current or recent emergencies on campus and updates on the University's emergency management activities.