cAlert System

The cAlert system is the University’s electronic emergency mass notification system, which enables University officials to provide notification and informational updates to enrollees prior to, during, or after an emergency. The cAlert system can send messages instantaneously through various mechanisms including cellular and land-line phones, email, pagers, and more.

The cAlert system will be used only to contact you in case of an emergency, a University closing, or some other event that requires rapid, wide-scale notification of the community.

Students, faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and other University affiliates can visit the cAlert website to add or edit your preferred contact information.

Non-affiliated community members can enroll in cAlert by texting "calert" to 226787 to receive emergency alerts from the University of Chicago Department of Safety and Security.

Message and data rates may apply. Text messages are sent on an as-needed basis. This service is provided per the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Text STOP to 226787 to cancel or HELP for tech support.”

For additional information on cAlert and how it works, please visit the cAlert FAQs page.