UMD Alerts is a notification system that allows the University of Maryland to inform students, faculty and staff of emergencies or other timely information that affects the campus. This system sends messages to your email (associated with your UMD registration) and a registered mobile device.
UMD students, faculty and staff are automatically registered through your campus-assigned email address. Use the User Login dialog box to log into your account and register a mobile phone number.
The UMD Alerts system is used by UMPD to send three different types of notifications, described below. Messages provide instructions for taking action if needed. Additionally, information will be posted on our UMPD News site UMPDnews.umd.edu and, when applicable, posted to Twitter @UMPD and on the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety Facebook page. Users may subscribe to the UMPD News site by clicking here.
- Emergency Alerts
Emergency Alerts are issued in the event of a situation or incident on or near campus which poses an imminent threat to health or safety. Examples are:
Localized incidents within a building (such as a small fire or hazardous material spill in a lab), often do not require a mass notification.
- When a tornado or other dangerous weather event is predicted to strike the campus area.
- When a major hazardous material spill is impacting a large portion of campus.
- When a person is actively shooting a weapon on campus OR A bomb threat that police believe is credible enough to take precautions.
- Other kinds of significant emergencies on or near campus where emergency alerts will be helpful.
- UMD Safety Notices
UMD Safety Notices are issued when pertinent information is available about crime which poses an ongoing risk to the safety of University community members. Examples of when a UMD Safety Notice may be sent include:
UMD Safety Notices are not intended to serve as emergency alerts. They are meant to provide information to the UMD community and to raise awareness.
- When an armed robbery occurs on or near the UMD campus and the perpetrators have not been identified or apprehended.
- In the case of a series of thefts from residence halls or from vehicles in a particular parking lot.
- Information Advisory
When there is important information about things affecting the campus community, an Information Advisory will be issued via UMD Alerts.
When an emergency occurs, authorized senders will instantly notify you using UMD Alerts. UMD Alerts is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.
Parents and others who want to receive information when UMD Alerts are issued may subscribe to the UMPD News website. Instructions are available here.
UMD Alerts is a service offered by the University of Maryland at no charge to you. Your wireless carrier’s message and data rates may apply for messages received on your wireless device.
System Administered by University of Maryland Police Department(www.umdps.umd.edu).