Emergency Alert

The UM Emergency Alert system is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods, by which the university contacts students, faculty and staff in the event of an active, major campus emergency or when the campus is closed for inclement weather.

Students can register on Wolverine Access (under the secure area).

Faculty and staff can register on Wolverine Access (under employee self service).

Example of when the system will be used:

  • For a major safety threat to the campus

  • A hazardous material or chemical release in the area

  • An imminent tornado strike

  • Snow days

 Notification methods include:

  • Text message (SMS to cell phones)

  • Voice mail to cell phones

  • Email

The university will also use other methods of communications during an emergency or when a situation is non-life threatening. Other forms of communication include: social media posts, non-urgent emails, local media reports.