U of G Launches Emergency Notification System

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2018

The University of Guelph’s NEW emergency notification system – U of G Alert – sends registered users critical messages when an emergency happens on campus.

All faculty and staff and students currently on campus are already registered in the U of G Alert system with their uoguelph.ca email address. Through users’ U of G Alert account, they can add other contact methods such as a mobile phone number or additional email addresses. That way, if they’re not checking their uoguelph.ca email when an alert is sent, they can still receive critical message through text message or a call to their mobile phone.

It is strongly recommended that everyone add at least one additional contact method (other than email) to their account so that they don’t miss crucial alerts.

To add other contact methods:

  1. Go to www.uoguelph.ca/beprepared.
  2. Click the “U of G Alert” button.
  3. Follow the instructions on the U of G Alert main page.

WHEN AN EMERGENCY HAPPENS

Should an emergency happen on campus, or if the campus is closed, U of G Alert will send information about the situation using the contact methods listed within user accounts. U of G Alert may ask you for receipt confirmation. Update messages will be sent as needed.

The system is powered by Everbridge, a leader in critical event management and emails will ben sent from noreply@everbridge.net.

The Everbridge App can also be downloaded to users’ smartphone from the Apple Store or Google Play. The app will send push notifications during an emergency and may link to more information.

QUESTIONS

To find answers to frequently asked questions about the emergency notification system, sign in to U of G Alert at uoguelph.ca/beprepared. Users can also send questions to the campus emergency coordinator at cec@uoguelph.ca.