The UNL Alert communication system will send messages through:

  • Text messaging (SMS)
  • E-mail

The new system now sends alerts through just email and texts, eliminating the time issues created by making multiple phone calls via cell and landline.

Participation in UNL Alert is voluntary but strongly encouraged. In a life-threatening situation, everyone needs to have the ability to be warned.

What qualifies as an emergency?

Emergencies are unplanned events that can cause physical injury to our students, faculty, staff, or the public, cause physical or environmental damage, or that can disrupt and damage our research or educational operations. Emergencies include:

  • Fire
  • Bomb Threat
  • Civil Disturbance
  • Chemical Spill/Hazard
  • Armed Intruder
  • Confirmed Tornado
  • School Closing (snow or other)

UNL Police will initiate the UNL Alert communication procedure.

What do I need to do?

Login to the UNL Alert system and enter your contact info for the devices listed. Signup, Edit and Remove Me contact information is updated in UNL Alert nightly.

Remember: attention to one’s surroundings and situations is the best response in an emergency. There is much individuals can do to prepare themselves for emergencies. Visit for emergency-preparation tips.